CoD: Black Ops First Strike Puts Even More Food on Activision’s Dinner Table
Good news, everyone! 1.4 million copies of the Black Ops First Strike map pack were downloaded from Xbox Live last Tuesday (ahem, that was the day it was released). That’s a $22.4 million gross, which is more than any movie made in any one day this year so far. Which is f–king dumb because this is a map pack we’re talkin’ about here. I mean, damn!
To be fair, I don’t know conclusively that no movie made that much worldwide in one day, because nobody breaks that data down any further than by weekend. But it’s a safe bet, because the only movie that could have come close, Green Hornet, had a staggered international release.
Still, that’s a ton of money for a stinking map pack, and it’s 21 percent higher than the Modern Warfare 2′s Stimulus Package, so that probably makes this the biggest map pack ever, although I do not have the numbers for the Halo 3 map packs. Of course, even if one of those somehow made more money than that — which they would not have since they were less expensive — they would fall once First Strike crosses the aisle to PC and PS3.