Activision Blizzard Inc. this week said it will release the first Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC to Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live division of the Xbox 360 in late Jan.

The new DLC content will be available to Call of Duty Elite subscribers Jan. 24.

New DLC content will include new maps and new Spec Ops missions. Full details will be released next month.

Activision Blizzard in Dec. 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.

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