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BUSINESS BRIEFING : VIDEO GAMES : Call of Duty sets 1st-day sales mark

November 13, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Activision Blizzard Inc. sold a record 4.7 million copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on its first day in North America and Britain, taking in $310 million.

The title, released Tuesday worldwide, was available at 10,000 retail locations in the U.S., the company said.

The results topped the first-day sales record held by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.'s Grand Theft Auto IV, which sold 3.6 million copies globally for $310 million last year.

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