Today’s Staggering Statistic Compares Jay Z’s TIDAL to the New Call of Duty

Outside of gamers and those who supply them with their fix, I get the impression that the planet doesn’t fully appreciate how big the video game industry is.  This stat should make it very, very clear:

The new Call of Duty: Black Ops III earned $550 million in just three days. That is the biggest launch of any entertainment enterprise, including movies, music and anything to do with book publishing.

To put another way, that’s MORE THAN TEN TIMES what Jay Z paid for TIDAL earlier this year.

Fans have spent more than 75 million hours online since the game came out last Friday.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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