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Submitted by bunt-custardly 1183d ago | rumor

Black Ops II massive day 1 sales

Call of Duty Black Ops II is doing rather well as expected as the numbers suggest more record breaking antics for the series. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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RaidensRising  +   1183d ago
Sounds about right. Let them flock in their numbers.
ape007  +   1183d ago
you're not better than any one of those as u basically claim
jeseth  +   1183d ago
The good thing about this year's release ... Black Ops 2 its actually very good!!!

I'm really surprised how much work Treyarch did to improve Black Ops 2 with new game modes and tons of content when regular campaign, zombies, and multiplayer are all put together.

I know lots of people on here love to hate COD, but Blacks Ops 2 is MUCH better than I expected.
decrypt  +   1182d ago
Its the only 60fps shooter on console. Since console folks only have 1 shooter as an option for smooth game play of course it sells.
Kin23g  +   1182d ago
TRUE. I didn't like the old CODs (I never liked fps war games to begin with) nor did I like Battlefield. But after watching the 1st part of a Black Ops 2 walkthrough on YouTube .. I was amazed by how good the single player storyline seems!!
Stewie2k8  +   1182d ago

Nearly everyone that plays CoD doesn't even know what Frames per second is. >.>
GraveLord  +   1183d ago
What do you suggest we buy instead? Medal of Honor? Hahaha!
-MD-  +   1183d ago
You could just buy yourself a gallon of 2% and save yourself some money.
Ares84HU  +   1183d ago
Battlefield 3
MysticStrummer  +   1183d ago
@Ares84HU - There is no reason whatsoever for a CoD freak to buy BF3 instead. The opposite is also true. It's of course possible to like both but they are very different games. More people apparently like CoD's gameplay better than BF's. Deal with it. I'm not one of them by the way. I prefer to feel like I'm in a big battle so MAG and BF3 are both better in my view, with MAG in the lead by more than a little bit. I'm in the minority but that doesn't change my opinion. Having said that, BO2 is the first CoD I've bought since W@W and I'm enjoying it. Treyarch has done some different things this time and there's a lot of content right out of the box.
swishman  +   1182d ago
i want to try out every 60 frame per second shooter on a console. OH WAIT there's only one franchise like that, im sticking to cod for the smoother gameplay and superior multiplayer
shammgod  +   1183d ago
dboyc310  +   1183d ago
They are going to trounce GTA numbers next year lol This Gen belongs to COD and to be honest I don't see it taking a rest next gen.
NeXXXuS  +   1183d ago
People are bound to get tired of it eventually.
BlmThug  +   1183d ago
Gta IV has sold well over 25 million units and Gta V looks to surpass that by a large amount so troll somewhere else
Awesome_Gamer  +   1182d ago
You're dulsional if you think this will outsell GTA V, it's not a surprise that every gaming site is ignoring Black Ops 2 on it's release day and is talking about GTA V.

GTA V only needs to sell 6 million copies more than IV to outsell every CoD released this gen, IV was released 5 years ago, back when the install base for console were 45m only, now it's 144 million console owner, so it's fair to predict V will be the best-selling video game of all time, troll elsewhere.
Axecution  +   1183d ago
Damn. And to think, these numbers dont even include Steam. Im assuming that's easily another million or maybe even more.
Jason143  +   1182d ago
Not close to a million online. Not sure if we can play with the world though so id say it is possible when you consider that
showtimefolks  +   1182d ago
this year's COD is actually good and a lot of work went into zombie mode and single player story. I have not played it neither am i planning to but i don't have to hate on it just because i don't like the series. when a game is good instead of hate why not give credit where credit is due

my only concern is this when COD can sell that much and a game like darkisders 2 struggles than i see this industry only going towards more sequels and game franchises that sell. Meaning uncharted,gears,cod,bf,god of war etc, will keep receiving more sequels just because its a safer bet.

THQ will be out of business within next 6 months because no game they are releasing in that time is going to sell huge numbers, and its truly sad because they have changed and now are about quality titles more than movie tie in game


you should read an interview one of the heads did with ign about GTA5 and said we can make one each year but that isn't smart because sooner or later people will get tired of same thing. So while COD is hot now and maybe for next 2-3 years GTA as a franchise has a much longer future just because each gen we may get one or 2 games at the most
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ShadesMoolah  +   1183d ago
Treyarch's first Black Ops really surprised me, as besides all the co-op and multiplayer stuff, they proved that with a big budget and high production values they can actually deliver a good single-player experience, with, what is rare for shooters these days, a story that is easy to digest. Looking forward to getting my hands on Black Ops II!
Blues Cowboy  +   1183d ago
Black Ops II's campaign is even more ambitious - the branching replayable storylines are really impressive.
Neoprime  +   1183d ago
If you like the branching paths you should try Killzone 1, it had them and did them based on the character you played it would lead to different paths within-in the stage, sometimes a whole mape to one character.
ape007  +   1183d ago
so far so good the game is excellent, great maps, feel of weapons, first level in the campaign is good, imo this is the best cod game since mw2, it feels like an upgrade
jeseth  +   1183d ago
Agreed. I'm sure this game will get a lot of hate from people who don't buy it or people that secretly buy it but hate on it anyway ...

But Black Ops 2 is the best COD since the first MW! It's that improved! So many game modes and replay value. Pleasantly surprised with what Treyarch put together.
ape007  +   1183d ago
it feels like the team has expanded, adding new talent to already good core devs
kopicha  +   1183d ago
i am not a fan of COD. But I liked the first MW. Since many COD series I feel they are a little on the lackluster side. Which like what most said, they mostly play the same with a different skin. Since I am not a huge fan to it, it bothers me. Their appeal don't last on me and very quickly I just trade off the game. But this time I am actually quite impress with BO2. Especially the online seems to bring back the feel of the first MW game but with quite a bit of improvements. Haters should give this one a try to see for themselves.
mcstorm  +   1182d ago
I am not a COD fan on the consoles. I get why so many people like it but for me Halo is the King of my FPS games and jumping between Halo 4, Forza 4/Horizon and Fifa I don't get much time to play many at the mo apart from games on my 3DS and PSV on the way to work.

Has anyone got COD on the PSV and if so is the SP any good or is it as bad as the reviews on here? I am going to grab a new game on the way home for one of them but not sure on AC3, COD or Mario 2.
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Prcko  +   1183d ago
Wait for Grand Theft Auto V,then speak about MASSSSIVE sales!!!
Axecution  +   1183d ago
Im not sure GTA5'll be able to top this in a period of 24 hours lol. Quite a lot of people didn't like GTA4 despite the reviews. Maybe it will i dont know, but the CoD bandwagon is a lot bigger now than when GTA4 came out.

Kinda funny that it's the same wagon >.>
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kopicha  +   1183d ago
it is pointless to talk about something that is not even out.
tallkidoPL  +   1183d ago
Game is trash like every cod since mw1
iNMyFiN4LH0uR  +   1182d ago
Your sentiment is trash, thus the overwhelming disagrees.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1183d ago
lol I don't know about u guys but I pressed "for sure". Hate cod though.
NaAsAr  +   1183d ago
I think this is the best COD yet. You get the old world war style and modern style rolled into one.
momthemeatloaf  +   1183d ago
I think Activision is paying for numbers skewing. If you go online there is half the total number of people online compared to any of the last 3 cod games. I was shocked to see only 250,000 online this morning. I remember black ops 1 had over 700,000 online the day of the morning after launch
dboyc310  +   1183d ago
Why would they pay for that? They don't benefit from it. The last few COD's broke records to so the tile for most sold game is still theirs.
kopicha  +   1183d ago
well, maybe people are just not playing online. There are a lot of do in BO2 compare to the previous series. Even myself when I turn on the game, I have to decide what should I play. I am not surprise that this is the first COD that make those who don't play offline to actually start trying it.
ado908  +   1183d ago
The game's multiplayer and zombie nuketown is really fun. Don't understand the hate honestly. You don't like it don't buy it, don't bitch about something you do buy because it's only your fault.
GammaSix  +   1183d ago
CAnt believe people are falling for this crap
Geovanny  +   1183d ago
Is it better than MW3?
Ares90  +   1183d ago
I'm considering buying it. My problems are: Never played a CoD game before and a FPS saturation in my game library. I already have Bf3, which will see more action after 'Aftermath' releases and Moh: Warfighter (It's a fun game, I don't care about the lame reviews). My platform is PS3 and I've seen some complaints from PS3 players

BO2 has caught my attention, plus the good thing about the CoD games is they don't require FUCKING ONLINE PASSES. If I can find a good deal during this holiday season I'll get it.
Axecution  +   1183d ago
I'm not thinking of getting it but online passes was enough to warrant an agree xD
pennywhyz  +   1183d ago
a bunch of sheep play this game.real gamers know better then to waste 60 bucks on the same game over and over.suspend me ban me disagree if u buy this game just fukin kill yourself or go play phone games'yas know nothing about the industry. o yea buy the online pass also idiots unfortunally i cant say nothing back when i get critisized no bubbs.
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isyourhouseonfire  +   1183d ago
NoTheMama  +   1183d ago
Say what you want, but Black Ops 2 is a damn fine game!
I know people say its just the same thing each year blah blah, but i look at it as an annual event where gamers get together & have a laugh shooting the s**t out of each other!
braydox21  +   1182d ago
I argree i stopped seeing its as a standalone tripele A game instead saw it like fifa i mean you don't see people hating on fifa and it is the same thing year in year out, COD is the same offering you the same experiance while it holds its only style and class it keeps itself modern
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TBONEJF  +   1182d ago
Bla bla bla same damn thing like last year sales records but the game will always be short same damn thing but different story.
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TheFallenAngel  +   1182d ago
I'm very disappointed in Black Ops 2. I wasn't expecting much from multiplayer but zombies mode was the only reason I bought it. They butchered zombie mode with them small maps. The multiplayer is complete garbage compared to MW3. Waste of 60 dollars...
TemplarDante  +   1182d ago
Im a Battlefield fan :)
COD, live and let live.
Enjoy your game, and I will enjoy mine :)
If.. you get bored, or Activision doesnt fix what needs fixing, I will see you on the Battlefield, friends :)
imt558  +   1182d ago
Well, that's very big numbers. Like it or not, you must congrats Treyarch or Activision. Somebody comparing sale number with Halo 4. And i doubt that really Halo 4 is multiplatform title, it won't have so high sale number like COD.
Stewie2k8  +   1182d ago
Not surprised but i'm disappointed. The afghan horse mission constantly glitches for me and either the horse gets blowin up and goes under ground or it glitches and falls through the ground. tried over 20 times now. nevermind the fact that everyone online uses the vector and hip fire and they are suddenly skillful.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1182d ago
8 Million world wide PS3 and 360 combined. That's some big numbers.

Possible 3/5 split?

PS3 3 Million
360 5 Million

Either way, COD BO2 outsold Halo 4 with day 1 sales.

I'm not much of a fan with the BO titles but I did buy this one because it's got a modern/future environment.

I am not a fan of COD online. I prefer Battlefield for my military shooters. But I LOVE the COD single player stories.

So far, I am finding it a tough grind getting through the first couple of missions, they are just not "clicking" with me, but I am sure it will get better the more I get into the story. Still has great story telling.
Yangus  +   1182d ago
Not break MW3 records.

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