Back in black, baby

Call of Duty is still in fashion, then. Blockbuster UK’s commercial director Gerry Butler has revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold a dizzying 10,000 copies in just five minutes across the retail chain’s 450 British stores.

“It was fantastic to see thousands of people turn out at over 450 Blockbuster stores last night and our staff really getting into the spirit of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,” the executive told MCV. “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.

“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.”

We’d love to know how many copies of PlayStation Vita spin-off Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified were sold during the same period.