You've Purchased $1 Billion Worth Of Modern Warfare 2Mike Fahey1/13/10 11:40amFiled to: Big NumbersCall of Duty Modern Warfare 2ActivisionInfinity WardbillionsSales226EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Proving once again that people really enjoy shooting virtual representations of other people, Activision announces that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has surpassed $1 billion in retail sales.AdvertisementAccording to Activision's internal estimates, the second Modern Warfare game from Infinity Ward sold $550 million in the first five days of release. Now, two months after the November 2009 release, sales have nearly doubled, freeing the publisher to fire off a celebratory $1 billion press release, complete with comment from CEO Bobby Kotick."Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has exceeded our expectations and shattered theatrical box office and video game records," said Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "There are only a handful of entertainment properties that have ever reached the $1 billion mark, which illustrates the power of the Call of Duty franchise and mass appeal of this game."Taking a closer look at the numbers, one could assume that more than half of the people interested in Modern Warfare 2 bought the game within the first five days of release. I'd guess there was a nice little spike around Christmas as well, between gifts and gift card redemptions. I know the game figured big in terms of eBay sales for the holiday season as well. Years of doing eBay Grey Market pieces have me craving day-to-day data so I can analyze sales patterns. There was a time I could simply appreciate a celebratory sales press release for what it was. I miss those days.