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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."

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shackdaddy1476d 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...

Neonridr1476d 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.

lifesanrpg1476d ago

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

MNGamer-N1476d 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.

yesmynameissumo1476d 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.

Nattwenny1475d 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.

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Phil321476d ago

Sounds entirely reasonable to me. I think your thoughts are logical. If only the industry was full of people like yourself...

profgerbik1475d ago

I would say 5, the fact everyone already owns this game for Xbox 360 and PS3.

SilentNegotiator1475d 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.

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DivineAssault 1476d 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-hollow1476d ago (Edited 1476d 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.

Temporary1475d 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.

profgerbik1475d ago (Edited 1475d 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.

megamanX21476d ago (Edited 1476d 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.

andrewsqual1476d ago

They are still downloading their 5gb mandatory update for online features.

The_Infected1475d 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.

jmc88881476d 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.

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