Activision Blizzard Inc. this week said Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has surpassed $1 billion in retail sales.

The shooter, released Nov. 16, achieved the sales milestone in 16 days, one day faster than the feature film Avatar.

In addition, Call of Duty Elite has sold one million premium subscriptions to date. Premium features include daily competitions, download content and prizes.

NPD Group Inc. in Dec. reported Modern Warfare 3 ranked as the No. 1 game title across all platforms, with an estimated nine million copies sold.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, released Nov. 8, includes new locations like New York, London and Paris, in addition to several lead characters.

The final game includes competitive and co-op online multiplayer options.

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