Over 5.6 Million CoD: Black Ops Copies Sold Day 1

Blowing out of the water box office juggernauts such as "Avatar" and "The Dark Knight" as well as beating Modern Warfare 2's opening sales, Call of Duty: Black Ops was a definite hit on tuesday.

After a huge success with Modern Warfare 2, Activision launched a major ad campaign for Black Ops spreading through gaming websites, television and even billboards. The hype surrounding the game was so massive, that even a group of armed robbers decided it would be a good idea to steal 100 copies.

The excitement for the games launch definitely paid off for Activision as they sold over 5.6 million copies in one day, netting over $360 million dollars.

Did you contribute to these numbers? Let us know what you think about the game below.

Tuan Mai
Tuan Mai is a Los Angeles based writer and marketing manager working within the PC Hardware industry. He has written for Tom's Guide since 2010, with a special interest in the weird and quirky.
  • Ramar
    As a die-hard CoD fan with over 1000 hours in both CoD 2 and 4, no. This franchise has begun to bore me to tears, and kind-of-sort-of-dedicated servers aren't enough to make up for the fail that was MW2's multiplayer. I really can't believe that many people bought the game.
  • usfs
    I heard it has terrible spawns in mulitplayer and the games graphics are crappy. Anyone know if its worth getting?
  • husker
    Sorry to say this, but so much for Activision suffering from the massive Infinity Ward walkout.
  • angela1130
    lol go play Medal of Honor and you'll see why I bought Black Ops .

    I wasn't planning to buy black ops because of MW2 hackers, noob proners while shooting and such.

    But I'm glad I bought Black Ops, it's definately better than MW2 and MEdal of Honor.
  • random_guy417
    I wasn't going to buy it, at least not until it went on a serious sale, but I found a power supply on newegg that was already on sale, had a rebate, and came with Black Ops. In other words, $100 for what would normally cost $240, and since I'm building a new computer in about 6 months, I figured why not buy it now.
  • hokkdawg
    I passed this round. Not a fan of Treyarch; after WaW, I was hoping they improved, but I've heard the graphics aren't as good. Heard the story was nice, though. It's just too hard to go back to those Xbox 360 graphics in a new game after playing Bad Company 2 on PC, and Medal of Honor's multiplayer.

    I'll pick this one up when it hits the bargain bin, and will still wait for MW3. Hopefully there's a little talent left at Infinity Ward.
  • darkstar107
    If I could go back to launch date, I wouldn't buy the game again. I am very disappointed with the graphics and physics of the game. Multiplayer is descent...I have a feeling I'll be going back to MW2 soon though. Needless to say I won't be so quick to jump on the COD bandwagon for their next game.
  • rasagul
    I don't hate it, but I don't exaactly love it either. I got it just because it had private servers back. I can't quite pin it down I've been a pc gamer since the tsr80 coco. Gameplay feels off not exactly like a console but just not quite right. I guess it's just all the little shortfalls like the laggy single player game the detail of the guns look and sound is cheap. I dunno I imagine I will keep playing multiplayer but I won't be deleting medal of honor just yet..
  • bluekoala
    I spent 60$ on MW2. Wasn't worth that much. I'm not spending more than 30$ on blackops.
  • makaveli316
    Thank God i didn't buy it, but i've tried it on my pc and from what i've seen, this game doesn't worth 60 euros. Maybe for the multiplayer fanatics, not for me.