Within 24 hours of going on sale, the game had sold more than 5.6 million copies, 4.2 million in the United States, and 1.4 million in UK, breaking the record set by it's predecessor Moder Warfare 2 by some 2.3 million copies. A subtitled version was realeased in Japan on November 18, 2010. A Japanese-dubbed version was released on December 16 2010. After six weeks of it's release, Activision reported Black Ops had earned $1 billion in sales. On August 3, 2011, Activision had confirmed that the game had sold 25 million copies worldwide, making it the best selling game of all time in US,Europe, and in UK. On April 28, 2012, it was leaked that the sequel, Call of:Duty Black Ops 2, will be released in November 13, 2012.
CIA and SOGEdit
- Frank Woods - Member of the Studies and Observations Group.
- Alex Mason - Playable Char. and a member of Studies and Observations Group and CIA.
- Joseph Bowman - Member of Studies and Observations Group.
- Jason Hudson - Playable Char. and CIA operator; formerly Mason's handler.
- Grigori Weaver - Russian CIA agent.
Note that the characters that are mentioned below are the game's antagonists.
- Nikita Dragovich - Main antagonist of the gamse.
- Lev Kravchenko - The secondary antagonist.
- Dr. Friedrich Steiner - A former Nazi scientist working for the soviets, one of the antagonist.
- Fidel Castro - A minor antagonist, the dictator of Cuba.
- Dr. Daniel Clark - A British scientist formulated codename "Nova 6", often considered an anti hero.
- John F. Kennedy - The United States president. Playable in "five".
- Robert McNamara - Secretary of Defense for the Kennedy administration. Another playable character in "five".
- Viktor Reznov - Returning from CoD: World at War, a friend of Mason's who helps him escape from Vokurta. Playable in Project Nova.
- Dimitri Petrenko - A protagonist returning from CoD: World at War, this time as an NPC, is Viktor's closest friend.