In the overnight hours of one of the biggest video game launches of all time, Call of Duty: Black Ops became one of the most widely played online games as well. In the overnight hours of one of the biggest video game launches of all time, Call of Duty: Black Ops became one of the most widely played online games as well.
This morning at around 4 AM Eastern Time, Josh Olin, the community manager for developer Treyarch, Tweeted, "Almost 1,000,000 players on Xbox LIVE right now."
With more Best Buy midnight opening locations than any game before and a continuously growing Call of Duty following, it could be possible to see Black Ops as having the highest-grossing game launch of all time.
The game is also earning notoriety for being the first multi-platform 3D-enabled console game. In addition to adding to the PS3's growing library of 3D games, Xbox 360 owners with a 3D TV and 3D glasses can also receive the same effect on their system. As such, it is also the first third-party console game for any system to incorporate full 3D resolution.
The last Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2, shattered all entertainment records when it raked in $310 million in its first day, beating out the Avatar movie premiere, Halo 3 launch, or any other opening-day sales in American history. We'll see how well Black Ops does, but that's going to be a tough record to beat.