Blue aliens and glittery vampires are apparently no match for a first-person shooter with a zombie mode.
Set during the height of the Cold War, “Black Ops” recently drew fire from Cuba for a mission in which the player attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro. This has apparently not made much of a dent in sales — even outside of North America. According to Joystiq, “Black Ops” grossed more during its U.K. launch last week than the country’s entire entertainment software market made over the past couple of weeks … combined. That makes last week the highest grossing week for entertainment software in the history of the United Kingdom.
In case you’re wondering how much video games have changed in the past 25 years, watch this “Black Ops” trailer and try to imagine “Gimme Shelter” being used in commercials for “Contra” or “Metal Gear”: