Recently the multiplayer for Call of Duty: Ghosts was revealed and Activision sharing some mind-blowing facts you didn’t know about the franchise. If you thought Grand Theft Auto had insane numbers, just wait until you see these figures. Get ready to have your mind blown with these ten facts about Call of Duty.
10. Modern Warfare 3 Is Currently The Fastest Selling Game Of All Time
In the first month alone, Modern Warfare 3 sold 8.8 million copies. It broke every record that was set prior, surpassing previous record holders like Call of Duty: Black Ops which had sold 8 Million copies. However, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 only sold 7.4 Million in its first month, which could be signaling a decline in the series.
9. Modern Warfare 3 Made More Money Than Hollywood During Its Launch
The current highest grossing movie is Avatar and within its first five days, Modern Warfare 3 blew it out of the water by making $775 million. Another interesting little tidbit is that if you combine the life-long sales of Avatar, Titanic and The Avengers – which are the three highest grossing movies of all time, they still don’t make it to the 6 Billion dollar mark, which Call of Duty had made by the time Modern Warfare 3 had come out.
8. Thirty-One Billion Care Packages Have Been Dropped
The publisher disclosed that 31 Billion care packages have been dropped by Call of Duty players. The amount is great enough to build 15,000 Great Pyramids of Giza and 100 Great Walls of China.
7. Call Of Duty Has Been Played For 25 Billion Hours
When you add up all the time spent by every gamer playing Call of Duty back-to-back, it equals 2.85 Million years of playtime. Humans haven’t even existed on Earth that long. Call of Duty has far surpassed evolution, itself!
6. Over Five Billion Cars Have Been Destroyed In Call Of Duty Games
Though it’s possible in the gaming world, it’s actually impossible to replicate this in real life. Worldwide, there’s only about one billion vehicles registered and to blow them up and replace them 5 times over would take forever.