Blockbuster UK sold a staggering 10,000 copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in just five minutes following the game's midnight launch, the retailer has announced.

The game went on sale last night, with Blockbuster opening over 450 stores across the UK.

"It was fantastic to see thousands of people turnout at over 450 Blockbuster stores last night and our staff really getting into the spirit of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2," commented Gerry Butler, commercial director of Blockbuster UK. "We could not have served all our customers so quickly without the dedication of our staff so huge thanks for them for working so hard on the biggest night in gaming."

He added: "We sold over 10,000 copies of the game in the first five minutes alone and we anticipate that our stores will continue to serve hundreds of COD fans today as the rush continues to get the latest game in this record breaking franchise."

Read our review of Black Ops 2 right here.


Source: Press release