Call of Duty: Black Ops is officially the biggest entertainment launch of all-time – and platform holders Microsoft and Sony are delighted with its success.
“With a record breaking performance on Xbox Live, home to the world's largest Call of Duty gaming community, Call of Duty: Black Ops has already carved out its legacy as one of the biggest video games in history,” Microsoft’s president of the interactive entertainment business Don Mattrick stated.
“We congratulate our partners at Activision and Treyarch and are proud to continue offering the best Call of Duty experience to our 25 million global Xbox Live members by launching all Call of Duty map packs first on Xbox 360.”
SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton added: “Call of Duty: Black Ops has been an incredible success on PlayStation 3. Treyarch's latest efforts are driving unprecedented traffic to the PlayStation Network with the flagship online experience this holiday season.”
There was also big praise from GameStop CEO Paul Raines.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops had the highest number of pre-orders of any video game to date,” he stated. “It went on to become our biggest video game launch ever, which bodes well for game sales as we enter the holidays.”