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Activision: 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' Sets Five-Day Sales Record

Video game giant Activision Blizzard said Thursday that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has "shattered theatrical box office, book and video game sales records" for five-day worldwide sell-through in dollars, crossing the $775 million mark.

That beat the company's own previous record of $650 million set a year ago by Call of Duty: Black Ops. Activision had recorded $550 million two years ago for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The company cited Charttrack and retail customer sell-through data.

"With $775 million of sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in its first five days, Call of Duty has become the first entertainment property in history to set five-day launch records for three consecutive years across all forms of entertainment," said Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick.

Life-to-date retail sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded $6 billion worldwide, making it "one of the most valuable entertainment properties in the world," he said.

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