Submitted by lifesanrpg 1102d ago | news

Where are all the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players on Wii U?

GameZone writes, "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 may have earned over $500 million worldwide when it launched last week for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, but it seems the game is struggling to catch on with Wii U players. It's likely that we won't hear specific figures regarding the Wii U version of Activision's biggest launch title of the year for quite a while, but upon signing in to online yesterday we noticed a startling number: only 600-some players were online at the time." (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Wii U)

shackdaddy  +   1102d ago
There's probably multiple reasons.
1. It's a brand new console so the fanbase isn't there yet.
2. People probably aren't buying a wiiu to play CoD. People are buying it to play mario and zombiu.
3. Shooters aren't really that popular with the Nintendo crowd.
4. Not a lot of advertising for the wiiu version.
5. Most people who buy the wiiu already have another console. Therefore, the people who wanted CoD already bought it.

Just my thoughts...
Neonridr  +   1102d ago
I agree with most of that.

I have Black Ops 2 for the Wii U, but I haven't tried it yet. Spent the first day setting everything up to my liking and transferring over my Wii data. Then last night I tried out ZombiU. Tonight I may pop in Black Ops 2 to give it a whirl. However I will more than likely play the campaign first. I have grown a little tired of the online play.
lifesanrpg  +   1102d ago
I am LOVING ZombiU! Nice to see a true survival/horror game.
MNGamer-N  +   1102d ago
Agree 100%, I have CODBO2U as well, just tried it today for the first time. ZombiU, Mario, and Nintendoland come first. Give it some time. I will also play through the COD campaign first.
yesmynameissumo  +   1102d ago
That's exactly what I bought with my Wii U - Mario and ZombiU. Both are an absolute blast. Blops 2 will get playtime on the PS3.
Nattwenny  +   1101d ago
I just got a Wii U and I intend on buying Blops 2 for it but my main reason is to play couch split screen with that beautiful controller.
Phil32  +   1102d ago
Sounds entirely reasonable to me. I think your thoughts are logical. If only the industry was full of people like yourself...
profgerbik  +   1101d ago
I would say 5, the fact everyone already owns this game for Xbox 360 and PS3.
SilentNegotiator  +   1101d ago
Uhhhh, but for a system that probably has at LEAST a million sold systems already, it should have a COD fanbase bigger than 600 people at a time. That's ridiculous.

Nintendo console or not, it's one of the most popular franchises in existence right now.
DivineAssault  +   1102d ago
This game shouldve been 50,000 strong by now on wii u.. Being a new console or not, COD sells on ALL platforms.. Its over 5 mil on original wii with that crappy port
dark-hollow  +   1102d ago
You are missing the point.

Cod released on the Wii while it had already a huge install base.
This cod simply have zero because its a launch game and a one that was released on other platforms from about a week ago.

Every cod fan already got their console of choice to play cod on it.

If you want numbers then look for super Mario Uand zombie U sales next week.
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Temporary  +   1102d ago
When CoD released on Wii there were already millions upon millions upon millions of Wiis sold lol...to NOT sell in the millions wouldve been an odd fail for a game like CoD.

WiiU is JUST out, Ill be surprised if Black Ops hits 200,000 by the end of november.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   1101d ago
lol ZombiU
profgerbik  +   1101d ago
What the shit does sales have to do with getting more players into CoD?

Oh yea nothing.. you go from explaining why CoD is empty to saying you want numbers? Look at sales sheets later..

Oh you Nintendo fans and your sales.. You all sound like Reggie.
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megamanX2  +   1102d ago
The game is boring that's why it's just the next wave of $60 dlc that millions of unsuspecting buyers bought into once again. Personally im not sure why i bought it, and zombies might be the saving grace for the game.

"I am LOVING ZombiU! Nice to see a true survival/horror game."

yeah dud ur right this is the first game that i have played in long time that's been giving me trouble on how exactly how to approach certain situations in the game.
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andrewsqual  +   1102d ago
They are still downloading their 5gb mandatory update for online features.
The_Infected  +   1101d ago
It's 1gb. Do some research before spouting crap out. The 5gb was untrue it was later discoved it was just 1gb in size.
jmc8888  +   1102d ago
Yeah 75 million consoles versus ~1 million sold. Many aren't even in their hands yet.

People have to remember if you pre-ordered it, odds are, it still hasn't arrived to your house. Mine doesn't arrive until the 27th.

For 360/ps3 owners you don't have a brand new library of games diverting people's attention, you have Dishonored and Halo 4, both of which launched weeks ago. For Wii U, you have 20 something games a couple of days ago.

You have the updates, which are slowing people down from getting to playing. How many people that got a console on Sunday, couldn't play until Monday? Tons.

You also have people playing the single player and not the multiplayer.

Also since the 360/PS3 version came out earlier, theirs already arrived via mail, and the big initial campaign beater wave has already passed, leaving those players to focus on multiplayer.

So yeah, there's lots of reasons. The Wii U version is going to keep adding people every day through the end of the year at least.
Ben_Grimm  +   1102d ago
"Where are all the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players on Wii U?"

Didn't WiiU just literally drop this week? I mean, where are all the "Give Vita a year" defenders or "bad journalism" for this article?
InTheLab  +   1102d ago
Third straight WiiU article that poses a reasonable question in which someone brings up Vita...

SilentNegotiator  +   1101d ago
I would bet a dumpster filled with gold that the Vita had more than 200 players at one point playing BLOPS:D in its first week.
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b-dash  +   1102d ago
Probably there is more VITA than this
wiifan75  +   1101d ago
Agree that many people will not go for Wii U version because the developer will crap on this version as they did with the MW3 on Wii. No DLC. Can't even get rid of the coders constantly ruining games and matches. And they won't even bother fixing the leader boards. Mass Effect 3 has no DLC for Wii U either. These developers just don't give a crap about Nintendo gamers period. It's sad and it really pisses me off.
Tsusasi  +   1101d ago
And you know this because…. ?

Exactly. At least stand up when you're talking out of you're ass so we can hear you more clearly.

Seriously… when people bring facts and truth to the table, I listen. When you decide to present an opinion as fact, it pisses me off. It doesn't matter what system or game you're talking about. There is unprecedented support for this new platform with games that either have never been on a Nintendo console or have never had justice done to them on a Nintendo console. To say that they don't give a shit is just ignorant and insulting.

The Wii U is an entirely different proposition for the developer. Unlike the Wii ports, this is a major push for them. They took a huge chance, they knocked it out of the park and with all eyes on a new system and a game that is quickly becoming the version to own (beautiful graphics, many customizable ways to play with several completely unique control experiences, the only version that has two screens to play on out of the box vs split screen, and what amounts to a portable version of the game… at least within your own house and when playing online, a FULL MAP instead of just a small portion of it and touch control of your load outs and streaks), there's no way they'll let it fall apart. They have skin in the game.
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Wolfbiker  +   1101d ago
I bought it. Story is very good so far. I'll get online later...let see how its doing after Xmas season its only been 3 fucking days people.

Btw it is probably the superior console version or at least on par with the 360 version.
Smokingunz  +   1101d ago
I agree with this article. I find it funny how everyone in the comment section has blk ops2 for the wii u but nobody played it yet! Weird.
NeoTribe  +   1101d ago
There still waiting for the game to load up.

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