Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Black Ops 2 grosses $1 billion in just 15 days

T.J. Hafer at

As is now the tradition, Activision announced today that the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise made... kind of a lot of money. Black Ops 2 grossed (places pinky at corner of mouth) one billion dollars in 15 days, hitting the mark a day faster than its predecessor, Modern Warfare 3.

While regional prices vary, dividing that by the U.S. sticker price of $59.99 gives us about 16.7 million units sold, which is roughly equal to the population of the Netherlands. You can read Activision's full press release here, and check out our video critique of Black Ops 2 and the official review to help you decide whether you want to be #16,700,001.