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Call of Duty: Black Ops reportedly breaks one-day sales record

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(Read caption) Call of Duty: Black Ops, the new game from the publisher of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, broke the one-day video game sales record.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops is the fastest-selling video game of all time – to the tune of over 7 million units sold – according to an early analysis by the gaming site VGChartz. That makes the launch of Black Ops even more successful than the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the last installment in the popular Call of Duty franchise – and the most successful entertainment launch ever.

"If the 7 million for Black Ops holds true, it would make the launch around 10 percent larger than Modern Warfare 2 and the biggest of all time," Brett Walton of VGChartz wrote earlier today. Walton breaks down the 7 million thusly: 3.6 million units in the US, 1.4 in the UK, "over a million units in continental Europe," and 350K units in Canada. 59 percent of Black Ops units were sold for the Xbox 360; the rest were sold for the PS3, the PC, the Wii, and the DS.


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