NEW YORK (
announced Tuesday that worldwide sales of its
Call of Duty: Black Ops
title had surpassed $1 billion since its November release.
The milestone is particularly significant, as theatrical blockbuster
is the only other entertainment title to reach the $1 billion revenue mark within a similar time frame, according to Activision CEO Bobby Kotick.
generated more than $650 million in its first five days, beating the $550 million record set by its predecessor
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
is a first-person shooter video game that takes place during the Cold War.
Earlier this month, Activision's
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
, selling 3.3 million copies in its first 24 hours of release.
Shares of Activision jumped 2% in afternoon trading to $12.47.
--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.
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