Doing his very best Bobby Kotick impression

Call of Duty's always been a colossal franchise, but the series has struggled to live up to the sales of its juggernaut predecessors in recent years. Fortunately for Activision, it looks like Call of Duty: Black Ops III has stopped the series' rot, as the release brought in a dizzying $550 million over the course of its three-day opening week. Apparently, that's more than Jurassic World could muster – but movie tickets and game sales aren't really comparable, are they?

While the publisher's obscured more specific sales numbers, it has said that digital sales across all systems were nearly double those of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and physical sales were up on its immediate two contemporaries. That suggests that this is the biggest Call of Duty since the behemoth that was Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which made $500 million in just 24 hours in the US alone. So, the series is trending down in general, but Treyarch's the top dog.

In a press release, Sony added that Black Ops III had become the best-selling digital full game by units sold in its first day of availability in PS4 history. That's a pretty darn specific record, but here's what executive Adam Boyes had to say: "PlayStation is the best place to play Call of Duty, and this record-breaking launch shows how true this statement is. Black Ops III is the biggest launch of the year so far, and the PlayStation Nation is ready."

It's a huge launch in what is shaping up to be a mammoth month for video games, with Fallout 4 and Star Wars Battlefront all likely to break records as well. Do you think that Black Ops III is deserving of its success? Pick your perk in the comments section below.