Activision’s now announced that Modern Warfare 3 has grossed more than $775 million worldwide in its first five days of availability.
When you compare this to the last title released in the series, Call of Duty: Black Ops, which raised $650 million and the $550 million set by Modern Warfare 2, then this is quite an increase.
“We expect continued sales momentum, as reviews and audience enthusiasm suggest that this is the best Call of Duty game that we have ever made.”
In addition, a new Xbox Live record is has also been set, with over 3.3 million unique players in a single day playing over the popular online service.
“The Call of Duty franchise returned to Xbox 360 this year with another record-breaking launch. More than 7 million multiplayer hours were played on Modern Warfare 3 on day-one of launch on Xbox 360,” Microsoft’s president of the interactive entertainment business Don Mattrick added.
“And with the exclusive first access to new multiplayer content, we’re proud Xbox 360 is home to the largest and most engaged Call of Duty community.”
SCEA president Jack Tretton added: “In just over a week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been hugely successful on PlayStation 3, and continues to drive millions of gamers globally to PlayStation Network with its unprecedented and engaging online multiplayer experience.
“The Call of Duty franchise is one of the biggest entertainment brands on the planet, delivering gameplay experiences like no other which is why we’re also excited to bring the Call of Duty franchise to our highly-anticipated next generation portable, PlayStation Vita, where we expect fans will continue their dedication to the most amazing Call of Duty experiences whether in the home or on the go.”