As much as many would prefer to believe, Call of Duty is far from dead. In fact, Black Ops 2 has officially beaten Modern Warfare 3 in the money-making department, grossing $1 billion in just 15 days after release. For Modern Warfare 3, the $1 billion milestone was achieved in 16 days.
The life-to-date sales of Call of Duty continue leading the industry. Go figure, there was talk of Black Ops 2 falling short in terms of pre-release anticipation. Activision has also reported that since launch, Black Ops 2 players across PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE have accumulated over 150 million hours of play time.
For our part, we were glad to see Treyarch's willingness to experiment with the series' single-player content, even if their first try wasn't completely successful. I also wouldn't mind jumping back into Zombies, assuming they do some balance tweaking.