The next instalment of the popular Call of Duty series has proved to be unsurprisingly popular in its first 24 hours of sales.
As a game with the words "Call of Duty" in front of it, Black Ops II was always going to be big. The original Black Ops managed US$360 million in its first day of sales, but it's successor has smashed this, with half a billion dollars of US currency being generated in just 24 hours.
Black Ops II hadin 16,000 stores around the world, with the hype over the game hitting near-fever pitch levels.
Compared to Halo 4's, this looks unbelievable, but it's worth noting that CODBLOPS II is selling across Xbox, PS3 and PC platforms, while Halo 4 (the seventh game in the Halo series) is exclusive to Xbox — as has been pointed out by more than a few readers.