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10 Call of Duty Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!

At the recent Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal, Activision kicked off the event by showing us some Call of Duty Facts That Will Blow Your Mind. The sheer numbers that this franchise has managed to pull in are astounding. So we took those facts, did some research to confirm them, added a few of our own, and came up with this list of 10 Call of Duty Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.


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Modern Warfare 3 Is Currently the Fastest Selling Game of All Time

 
 

Modern Warfare 3 sold 8.8 million copies in its first month, breaking every sales record set prior. In fact, the previous record holder was another Call of Duty title, Call of Duty: Black Ops, at 8 million in sales. Unfortunately, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold only 7.4 million in its first month, which may be signaling a decline in the series. Now we just have to wait and see how Ghosts does. A Call of Duty Fact That Will Blow Your Mind? You betcha.

 
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Modern Warfare 3 Made More Money Than Hollywood During Its Launch

 
 

Modern Warfare 3 made 775 million dollars in its first five days. That’s far more than Avatar, the current highest grossing movie, did. Call of Duty is actually worth more than most of the top movies in Hollywood. If you put together the life-long sales of Avatar, Titanic, and The Avengers, the three highest grossing movies of all time, they still don’t quite make the 6 billion dollars that Call of Duty had made by the time Modern Warfare 3 came out.

 
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31 Billion Care Packages Have Been Dropped

 
 

That total is impressive considering the care package itself is a killstreak that noobs have problems earning. What’s even more impressive is that, if you treated these care packages as real objects, you would have enough care packages to build 15,000 pyramids or 100 Great Walls of China.

 
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Over Five Billion Cars Have Been Destroyed in Call of Duty Games

 
 

That is a total that is actually impossible to replicate in real life. There are only approximately one billion vehicles currently registered worldwide. Blowing them all up and replacing them five times over would take years and would likely outlive the lifespan of Call of Duty itself.

 
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Call of Duty Has Been Played For 25 Billion Hours

 
 

When you put together all the time spent by every player playing Call of Duty back to back, you get over 2.85 million years of playtime. That’s longer than humans have existed on Earth! In fact, if you were to go back in time 2.85 million years, we would still be indistinguishable from other great apes. Yes, Call of Duty has managed to out-pace evolution!

 
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When Modern Warfare 3 Came Out, Over 1.4 Billion Multiplayer Call of Duty Matches Had Been Played

 
 

Even before Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops 2, and the upcoming Ghosts, billions of Call of Duty matches had been played. How many? 1.4 Billion matches is the total, which is more than all the recorded conflicts and battles of human history put together! That's a multiplayer Call of Duty Fact That Will Blow Your Mind.

 
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Call of Duty’s Daily Players Could Fill 80 of the World’s Largest Sports Stadiums

 
 

Activision has logged over five million people playing Call of Duty at once in the days of Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2. That’s greater than the population of Los Angeles! In fact, that’s greater than the population of nearly every city in the U.S., other than New York.

 
Call of Duty Lobby Player Could Fill 80 Stadiums
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32.3 Quadrillion Shots Have Been Fired in Call of Duty

 
 

Yes, 32.3 QUADRILLION shots. That’s more shots fired than there are stars in the Milky Way. That’s more shots fired than in any recorded war in human history! 32,999,999,999,999,999 actually hit their target on the first bullet. Kidding. We know you guys are all headshot masters.

 
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Modern Warfare Was The First M Rated Call of Duty Game

 
 

Apparently World War II violence is tame enough to be rated T, but modern day nukes are worthy of an M rating. It’s strange how we divide up different types of violence as safe and unsafe for kids to consume.

 
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100 Million People Have Played Call of Duty

 
 

Our #1 entry in this list of 10 Call of Duty Facts That Will Blow Your Mind is a big one. 100 million people have played a Call of Duty game. That’s a larger population than most countries! If the entirety of the Call of Duty fanbase formed a country it would have a greater population than Germany, France, and the UK. They would be a credible international military threat. As long as they aren’t noob tubing.

 
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