Know that Black Ops 2 still managed to outsell every game during its launch this year. However, down the road it met with stiff competition; namely Halo 4 and Assassin’s Creed 3.
According to a report by MCV, launch week sales of Black Ops 2 are down 20% than those of Modern Warfare 3 last year. A partial reason could also be that UK games market itself is down by 28.7% year-on-year. The game also arrived on a later date, which made it compete with some stiff competition.
Activision has shared sales data for their new shooter which has Black Ops 2 earning $500 million worldwide on its launch day. In comparison Modern Warfare 3 last year took in more than $775 million worldwide in its first five days. During the same time-frame in 2010, the previous Black Ops title had earned $650 million.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 brought out some new innovations this year. The firm might had been counting on the new changes to help them set a new record.