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Submitted by jagiii 559d ago | interview

Mountain Dew Exec Explains Why Halo 4 Received Double XP Over Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

In a perfect world, there’d be enough cans and bottles of PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew soda to go around this fall. But Mountain Dew had to choose between Microsoft and 343 Industries’ Halo 4 and Activision and Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II this year. Master Chief emerged victorious in this battle, but analysts expect Black Ops II to win the sales war when all’s said and done. (343 Industries, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Halo 4, Microsoft, Xbox 360)

360ICE  +   559d ago
We can't just stand by and let this happen! This gives the southern states an unfair advantage in Halo 4.
ItsTrue  +   559d ago
I wouldn't call it an "advantage". All they will have is a higher rank, and rank =/= skill.
Balcrist  +   559d ago
rank up faster = unlock specialties faster = unlock armor mods faster....
ItsTrue  +   559d ago
"rank up faster = unlock specialties faster = unlock armor mods faster...."
Think about it this way, you know in CoD how as you use a gun you unlock stuff for it? Well you could have some bad 10th prestige player using a red dot sight and whatever else versing a better player with no attachments. Even though the bad player has a red dot thing, he won't be able to aim. The better player on the other hand can aim better, but is just hindered by the iron sights.
Parappa  +   559d ago
Because Halo 4 will need it more since everyone will be playing CoD instead. I don't like either one but it's obvious that CoD will be the top shooter around that time.
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KMCROC  +   559d ago
but analysts expect Black Ops II to win the sales war when all’s said and done,

Hey Dumb-ass analyst could it be due to the small fact that COD Bl Op 2 is multi-platform game & Halo 4 is a console exclusive.
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KMCROC  +   559d ago
WOW A Disagree for highlighting a reasonable fact to why one will sale more than the other .
MasterD919  +   559d ago
Actually Pepsi has had a long-standing relationship with promotion for Halo games...so this doesn't surprise me. Plus, Halo comes out prior to Black Ops 2. It makes more sense to go with Halo 4 than Black Ops 2- they'll get their money sooner.

And I love Halo (and consider it more entertaining and just overall much better than COD) but clearly, Black Ops 2 will have more sales because it is every system + PC. Halo is strictly 360...which is fine by me.

Halo is also a massive title that fans are awaiting. Black Ops is one of the many annual CODs released, yeah it's popular, but Halo 4 is long over-due. It's the biggest exclusive for the 360.
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HmongAmerican  +   559d ago
good news this year Black Ops 2 will sell better on the PS3 and WiiU.
GasTankKiller  +   559d ago
They have a history that goes back to 2007. Can't argue with that. Oh and the fact that the Chief is back...

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