Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 makes $550 million in its first 72 hours

Black Ops 3 made $550 million in just three days, has had 75 million hours combined playtime over 5 days.

Published Wed, Nov 11 2015 7:13 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

While Fallout 4 is being enjoyed by more gamers, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 made an insane amount of money on its first 72 hours on the market: $550 million to be precise.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 makes $550 million in its first 72 hours |

Activision has said that Black Ops 3 is performing much better than its two previous instalments, with Black Ops 3 gamers racking up over 75 million hours combined playtime from Friday to Sunday. Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg said that the "engagement per player", a number that refers to the amount of time a player spends on the game, is the highest in the history of the Call of Duty franchise.

The PC version was FUBAR at launch, but it should be patched over the coming weeks with better support and hopefully doesn't require 12GB+ of RAM and a super GPU to run it at 1080p. 91% of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 sales in the UK were on consoles, too.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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