Activision Says 6.5M Modern Warfare 3 Copies Sold on Day 1 in North America, UK
Activision is reporting that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has shattered sales records, bringing in more than $400 million in sales in just North America and the UK in the first 24 hours the game was available. That’s 6.5 million copies sold in those two markets.
The information comes by way of a press release from Activision Blizzard, stating that MW3 has broken the record set by Call of Duty: Black Ops last year with its $360 million in sales, and eclipsed Modern Warfare 2′s sell-through mark for Day One by $90 million.
The release also says that Activision donated $3 million to Veterans Day
Activision announced this morning that in support and gratitude for the efforts of American servicemen and women, this Veterans Day it donated $3 million to the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that seeks to provide job placement and training for veterans. This latest donation will be added to the $2 million that Activision has already donated to the Endowment, which has provided more than $1.5 million in grants and scholarships to veterans’ organizations across the country since it was conceived by Bobby Kotick in November of 2009