As celebrations of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop go, chucking some of its biggest stars into a military battlefield seems a bit harsh.
EDM star Oliver Heldens is the latest artist making hay from a partnership with the games industry – in his case, Call of Duty: Warzone.
We’ve become used to seeing large dollar sums shouted about by the games industry when its blockbuster titles break sales records.
The latest example is Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Released last week, the military-themed first-person shooter made $550m in its first three days: “the biggest entertainment launch of 2015, beating out the box office from the Jurassic World film opening,” according to VentureBeat.
Jack White: RUBBISH at Call of Duty. Well, probably: White clearly isn’t a fan of games full stop. “There’s no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games,”
The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association has published a consolidated chart of Britain’s biggest selling entertainment products in 2011, by units. Adele’s ’21’ tops the list with 3.9m sales, ahead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2.8m), Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows DVD (2.5m) and FIFA 12 (2.2m).
Adele versus Call of Duty? Now that’s a console spin-off we’d like to see. The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association has published a consolidated chart of Britain’s biggest selling entertainment products in 2011, by units.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 has become the fastest game ever to reach $1 billion in revenues, just 16 days after it was released.