There’s a game out there, you may have heard of it. Some studio called Infinity Ward made it and some small publisher, Activision? Yeah that’s it, published it.

Well, Modern Warfare 2 ended up being extremely well reviewed, even by us, and, as Activision reports today, set a new five-day sales record and took in approximately $550 million in that time.

Here’s some impressive stats to wow your friends/family/dog with. Enjoy.

Modern Warfare 2 toppled the following:

The largest reported five-day opening worldwide box office gross

figures, held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($394 million)

The largest reported five-day opening domestic box office gross figures,

held by The Dark Knight ($203.8 million)

The largest reported five-day worldwide video game sales record,

previously held by Grand Theft Auto IV (6 million units, $500 million)

The largest reported opening first-day domestic box office gross

figures, held by The Dark Knight ($66.4 million)

The largest reported first-day book sales in dollars, held by Harry

Potter & The Deathly Hallows ($220 million)

The largest reported first-day worldwide video game sales record,

previously held by Grand Theft Auto IV (3.6 million units, $310 million)

Additionally, MW2 set some extreme Xbox Live records.

More than 2.2 million unique gamers logged over 5.2 million multiplayer hours on day-one and unlocked a staggering 11 million Achievements that day as well.


 

The largest reported five-day opening worldwide box office gross

figures, held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($394 million)

The largest reported five-day opening domestic box office gross figures,

held by The Dark Knight ($203.8 million)

The largest reported five-day worldwide video game sales record,

previously held by Grand Theft Auto IV (6 million units, $500 million)

The largest reported opening first-day domestic box office gross

figures, held by The Dark Knight ($66.4 million)

The largest reported first-day book sales in dollars, held by Harry

Potter & The Deathly Hallows ($220 million)

The largest reported first-day worldwide video game sales record,

previously held by Grand Theft Auto IV (3.6 million units, $310 million)

   --  More than 5.2 million multiplayer hours were logged playing Call of
        Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the first day alone.
    --  More than 2.2 million unique gamers played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
        2 in one day on November 10th. A new one-day record for Xbox LIVE.
 
    --  More than 11 million achievements were unlocked on Call of Duty: Modern
        Warfare 2 on the first day.

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