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'Black Ops 2' generates $500 million in 24 hours, beats day-one record

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Black Ops 2 has generated $500 million in 24 hours, making it the highest-earning day-one Call of Duty title to date.

However, despite the impressive financial results, Activision is yet to release official sales figures.

It is not yet clear whether it matched the 6.5m day-one sales of last year's Modern Warfare 3, although Activision CEO Bobby Kotick called it the biggest entertainment launch of the year.

"With first-day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Kotick.

"Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful movie franchises of all time."

"Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013," he added.

Black Ops 2 is available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC worldwide now, and on Wii U from November 18 in North America and November 30 in Europe.

The 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops II' midnight launch at HMV Oxford Street, London

© Tom Dymond



The PS3 version has been experiencing server issues since launch, with a large number of users unable to connect to multiplayer matches.

Fans have also experienced problems redeeming 'Nuketown 2025' codes on the PS3, with some reporting that their codes have already been used in Germany.

Activision has since urged fans to visit its customer support website and fill out a form for an immediate replacement.

> Launch guide: Everything you need to know about 'Black Ops 2'
> 'Black Ops 2' review round-up: Critics score the latest 'Call of Duty'


Watch a trailer for Black Ops 2 below:

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