Call of Duty: Black Ops II has sold $1 billion worth of copies in 15 days since launch. This bests the record of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which hit $1 billion worth of sales in 16 days.

“The release of Call of Duty has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years,”said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. “Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined. Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful movie franchises of all time.”

Black Ops II players have played more than 150 million hours online on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, or about 10 million hours per day since launch. By contrast, the first Black Ops saw online play of more than 600 million hours across all platforms during the same time period, averaging almost 14 million hours per day since that game’s release.