Black Ops sales beating estimates

Tuesday’s worldwide launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops has been performing ahead of estimates, Lazard Capital Markets’ Colin Sebastian writes in a research note sent out today, and is trending ahead of last year’s blockbuster Modern Warfare 2.

No exact figures yet, though the analyst expects the shooter to generate over $1 billion in sales over the holiday period, much like its predecessor. The race for the biggest entertainment launch of all time is on then. Contestants: Call of Duty and… Call of Duty.

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