Call of Duty Elite gets a million premium subscribers
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 2:25 PM
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 offensive continues to gather pace, with Activision announcing that a million gamers signed up to premium membership of its new online service Call of Duty Elite after just six days.
"The audience response to Call of Duty Elite's premium service has been beyond our expectations, and we want to thank Call of Duty players around the world for their unprecedented enthusiasm," gushed Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, added that the demand for Call of Duty Elite upon release was so intense it had interfered with the service's smooth delivery, and assured gamers it is now "performing stably".
Since Call of Duty Elite's November 8th 2011 launch, more than four million gamers overall have registered for the new online service.
More than 80,000 Elite clans have been created, 100,000 user-generated videos have been uploaded to Call of Duty Elite and the service has had more than three million daily logins.
Activision also recently announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has taken an all-new five-day worldwide sell-through record, clocking up more than $775 million in the five days since launch.
This exceeds the record of $650 million set a year ago by Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops and $550 million two years ago for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.