Activision and Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops
is now the biggest selling retail video game of all time in the United Kingdom.
According to tracking firm GfK ChartTrack (as reported by
UK site MCV), Black Ops
sold 3,722,411 copies between its November 9, 2010 release and June 25 of this year.
The previous record holder was Infinity Ward's series predecessor Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
, which has sold 3,702,410 copies since its November 10, 2009 release.
"This is an outstanding achievement for the development team at Treyarch and the amazing Call of Duty community," said Activision UK's Andrew Brown in a statement.
quickly hit $1 billion in worldwide sales soon after release
, faster than Modern Warfare 2
According to predominantly U.S. retailer GameStop, preorders for the next game in the series, Modern Warfare 3
, are outpacing
those of even Black Ops