Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Shoots Past $1 Billion in 16 Days

Paul Lilly

Outside of death and taxes, both of which you can cheat, there are very few guarantees in life. One of them is that there will be another Call of Duty game. We can say this with absolute certainty because Activision Publishing would be foolish to kill its record breaking cash cow, especially after Modern Warfare 3 just became the only entertainment property to eclipse Avatar's 17-day $1 billion sales record.

MW3 crossed the $1 billion mark in 16 days, just one of many sales records this game has been racking up since its launch a little over two weeks ago. It's also helped boost the Call of Duty community to more than 30 million gamers, more than the combined populations of the cities of New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, and Madrid, according to Activision Publishing.

Activision Publishing launched its supplemental Call of Duty Elite online service on November 8, 2011, and it already is home to more than six million registered players, with over one million premium subscriptions sold to date.

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