Call Of Duty: Black Ops II has today crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide retail sales, beating the previous best record of $1 billion in 16 days held by Modern Warfare 3.

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard said:

The release of Call of Duty® has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years. Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined. 

Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars,’ the two most successful movie franchises of all time.

Since the game’s launch, more than 150 million hours have been logged online playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox® LIVE® and PlayStation Network.

Check out our review of Call Of Duty: Black Ops II here.

Source: Activision