Call of Duty has once again made entertainment history by achieving the biggest entertainment launch of the year! More than $500 million in worldwide retail sales of Black Ops 2 were collected in the first 24 hours, according to Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information, and internal company estimates.
“With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. “Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars,” the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013.”
Launch events were huge all over, with over 16,000 midnight openings worldwide. Online the hype has been even bigger, with the launch trailer reaching over 30 million views on YouTube and being a top trending topic in 23 cities on Twitter.
In addition, Curse has teamed up with SteelSeries to deliver an awesome sweepstakes that will see winners walking home with SteelSeries' excellent Siberia V2 gaming headset and some Black Ops 2-themed SteelSeries peripherals as well. All you have to do to win is enter. No frills, no fine print. Just live in North America and enter your name and you have a chance to win.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:
- SteelSeries Black Siberia v2 Headset
- SteelSeries Call of Duty: Black Ops II Gaming Mouse
- SteelSeries Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soldier Edition Mousepad
Five (5) Runner-Up winners will each receive:
- Steel Series Call of Duty: Black Ops II Orange Soldier Edtion Mousepad
Take a look at SteelSeries' full lineup of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 themed gaming gear at http://steelseries.com/ and make sure you visit http://www.curse.com/ to enter yourself for a chance to win this awesome Black Ops 2 gear!
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