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Submitted by Gorilla_Killa_X 1350d ago | news

Infinity Ward has received $493 million from Activision

The pre-trial hearings continue in the West/Zampella case against Activision, and now we are learning just how much Activision has paid for Call of Duty... (Activision, Call of Duty, Industry, Infinity Ward)

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JoGam  +   1350d ago
Damn if they got 493 million, how much did they actually make from the game? WOW
zslash  +   1350d ago
Black Ops alone made over $1b so I'd say they still made a good profit.
RedDead  +   1350d ago
50 quid a game with 20 mill sales leaves 1 billion. But alot of that will go into costs of sales. I dunno how much the publisher makes per copy. Cod sells roughly 20 mill copies per game don't they??
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shysun  +   1350d ago
You for got about the DLC and they sold over 1 million of in dlc!
ABizzel1  +   1349d ago
$60 * 20million sales = $1.2 Billion.

They've made $1.2 billion the las 3 years, so $493 million isn't hurting them. Also more than likely, Infinity Ward is moving on to Call of Duty 5 for the PS4 and Next box as a launch titles. Activision wants to keep COD as the shooter to go to, so they want the best COD they can get at launch. And Sony, MS, and Activision want consoles to succeed since they are huge money makers for each of them, so it makes sense. If there's a great COD Day 1 on the PS4 and Next Box, you can expect both consoles to sell around 10 million consoles Year 1, as long as their first party games are there too, and the price is right.
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Les-Grossman  +   1350d ago
I want everyone at Activision to cry when this is over
ninjagoat  +   1350d ago
Still no dedis :/
Ken22  +   1350d ago
Good now get the Ip for COD and terminate it or at least give us a true sequel to MW1 oh and take your time 3+ years should be good :D.
Brownghost  +   1349d ago
Call of duty sucks we don't need another sequel, try something else
Gamer-Z  +   1350d ago
I wish COD would go away.
AdmiralSnake  +   1350d ago
Why ? A lot of people enjoy it.
M-M  +   1349d ago
It's over shadowing a lot of great games, that's why.
AdmiralSnake  +   1349d ago
It's overshadowing what ? Maybe people have no interest in those games ?

I find it hilarious on N4G they sit here and bash people who buy cod, but then want those same people to support their favorite games... LOL.

Again, a lot of people enjoy it. The sales speak yearly, of course I speak facts but the disagrees come flying in lmao.

Yeah people keep buying games they hate, LOL.
FlashXIII  +   1350d ago
Regardless of this trials outcome, Activision are the real losers in this. They've lost their two most talented developers, the fact so many IW members jumped ship with them speaks louder than any words about just how talented West and Zampella are. Activision can only keep churning out mediocre sequels based on the engine they created for so long and it's clearly obvious they haven't got anyone working on it who is talented enough to take the series forward.

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