Black Ops II (X360) - 6.21m Black Ops II (PS3) - 4.61m Black Ops II (PC) - 401k Black Ops II 1st week total: 11.22m Modern Warfare 3 1st week total: 13.36m Side note: Black Ops: Declassified (PSV) sold 119k in its FW.
I expected Black Ops 2 to outsell Halo 4.
Who thought Halo 4 would outsell Black Ops 2 on Xbox?
That's a sign, my friend.
Halo 4 is at 3.8 million total copies, the PS3 version of Blops 2 outsold it because Halo is for 12 year olds - or at least people who are mentally 12 years old. Blops also has 12 year olds but it doesn't make up as big a proportion as Halo. You can read the stats. Plus, there's some serious competition with other big market games like Assassins Creed 3 which sold a hefty 3.5 million copies, twice what Revelations sold.
Black Ops 2 sold less than MW3?! thats a great sign! 2+million users decided to say NO.
Mind you all, Modern Warfare sold a lot in its first month and sales dwindled more rapidly than Black Ops, they just made more of the sales early on, however it's still totally possible that Black Ops 2 will not dwindle as quickly and sales will decline more gradually than right away, meaning more people can possibly make BO2 even bigger than MW3, it just depends on what the next 2 months look like, because it isn't until February and March that we get Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, and Bioshock Infinite, where some serious competition will arrive.
Thank God. Finally! Some people realised how crappy this series, it didn't outsell MW3, can't wait for next year, GTA V will break it's records.
Black Ops 1 s#cks thats why Black Ops 2 wont sell well as MW3.
MW3 deserves less sales than BLOPS2.
Halo 4 didnt outsell black ops 2.... black ops sold 2 million more
What do you mean? It DID! Black Ops II (X360) FW sales: 6.21m Halo 4 (X360) FW sales: 3.80m If you mean that in another way (like your prediction was correct), then your not alone in your prediction. There's no sane person who would've thought Halo 4 would sell higher than BO2. CoD's in a different league to any other game (sales-wise)... Halo 4 is still massively successful though - 4.55m in its first 2 weeks worldwide.
@shempo Have you played the story? It's one of the best of recent times (With a genuinely well thought out bad guy)
I really thought Halo 4 was going to outsell BO2 just because there seemed to be more marketing for it.
@Dark_Overlord Yeah because that what people want when they buy cod a good story, fml
@Dark_Overlord One of the best of CoD's stories sure but it is far too cliche and nonsensical. I don't see why the tank thing with legs exists. The design choices are so stupid and for a war game you would think they would know more about strategic designs. I wouldn't say it is one of the best of recent times. Dozens of indie games that recently came out are better written and more creative and they cost little and had far less funding.
NYC_Gamer is talking a load of horsesh*t again. What else is new.
I'd just like to point out that he has 6 bubbles... you have two. So, uh, who's talking a load of horseshit, again?
It's not the number of bubbles you have, it's how you use them. haha :p On topic. This is an insane number of sales, even for CoD. I didn't pick it up myself. I'm gonna just keep playing Black Ops 1 and Battlefield BC2 (PS3). I did pick up LBP Karting last night though for 25 bucks. Score!! haha
WoW look at those PC Numbers.....401K (I'm sure those numbers are a lot higher when you add in Digital Sales) But still that's a lot of PC Gamers that are like "this is not better than Planetside 2...why did I buy this"? LMAO....J/k COD has a nice PC community of Gamers! Lower numbers than MW3.....is Call of Duty losing it's MOJO? Lets see what the numbers look like after Christmas!
lol Master Race realized if they wanted to play a game with four year old graphics they can just reinstall COD4. The rest have been engorging on PS2, XCOM, BL2 and the new DayZ mods.
I played the planetside 2 beta. It wasn't bad and does some great things, but it's not for me. Hated travelling miles in a ship piloted by a fool. And when it's in the air you kinda have to stay in it. lol "is Call of Duty losing it's MOJO?" It still sold 11 million. It may be suffering from "wait til christmas" syndrome or maybe lack of interest, but 11million is still frightening numbers.
YES i was just Joking! 11 million is still "Money in the Bank"! ....Kinda like how people now say "WoW is down to 10 million Gamers from 12m! YEH but it's still 10 million....."Money in the Bank"!
even the PS3 version outsold Halo 4. LOL @ ApolloTheBoss you think Halo 4 sold better than Black Ops 2?
Looks like Black Ops II is set to join the elite list of best selling PS3 games. The top 3 now being Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3, and Black Ops, and the 4th soon to be BLOPS2. You fellow PS3 owners never cease to amaze me with the support you give developers/publishers who give you broken games. Buy PS3 exclusives!
NeverEnding1989, what I love is how all they talk about is exclusives this and exclusives that, but yet when it comes to actually buying them... ummm..
And Halo 4 outsold mostly every Sony exclusive FPS ever combined in just a month. What's your point?
@StreetsofRage You never seize to amaze me with your asinine comments you ignoramus!!! FYI, Resistance: Fall of Man sold 4.09 million copies
I think his point was CoD sells so much, even on PS3 it outsold a sales mammoth like Halo. Your point seems to be you're over-sensitive about (incorrectly) perceived slights against Xbox.
Wow, can't believe people are taking offense to GraveLord's comment.
u think killzone 2 or 3 would had done better against black ops 2 u tell me
MAG: 1.26 Killzone 2: 2.87 Killzone 3: 2.36 Resistance 1: 4.09 Resistance 2: 2.34 Resistance 3: 1.22 Yeah, 4.55 million is DEFINITELY more than 14.14 million. And us PS3 owners should REALLY buy more exclusives. I mean, dozens of million unit-moving games isn't enough to prove we buy a lot and in variety.
PCFTW!!! Smart gamers! Go play planetside 2! 4.61M ps3 owners are playing a buggy hand me down port. smh And this folks is why you complain about innovation. Why the hell would activition care?
Good thing I skipped it and bought PSASBR instead. Same series title, same problems that plague the online aspect of the series... COD
considering planetside 2 is free, i can play both. So far planetside 2 is an awesome idea with so-so execution. the gun play doesnt feel very solid.
Looks like I was right... IF VGChartz is correct... http://n4g.com/news/943500/... Shouldn't really be a surprise though. You can't really expect CoD to keep breaking week one records forever. It's going to peak at some point. Doesn't mean that people are losing interest in it though.
How did this become about Halo 4? Ohh you guys (N4G)
People just don't take in count that between the systems well 4 of u club the wii u there is the digital sale and that well over another M ... So black ops 2 ain't that much behind
Black ops 2 fun. Be advised...its on multiple platforms, while halo 4 is only on 360. So of course black ops 2 (any cod) will sell more. 11 million copies is incredible though. Pretty much any game that reaches 1.5 sales is really good..3-5mil is outstanding...5-9mil is incedible...over that is classic.
Looks like CoD is finally starting to show some franchise fatigue, 2.14m less than MW3 is quite a significant drop. Still a beast though! BO: Declassified sales are pretty dismal. It's probably a good thing that it's sold so poorly though; judging from the reviews, everyone who buys it will be disappointed :P
Then again those Black Ops Declassified sales are only retail units & doesn't include PSN purchases.
Omg Declassified saved the Vita!!!! Oh wait....
did you actually just change your mind and type oh wait... at the same time and press send? there is a deleat button.
Um this article is about Black Ops 2 so i believe that you are slightly off topic.
Oh stuff it like a turkey on the yester. If Activision hadn't thrown Declassified together faster than Crackdown 2 was, it would have been huge for the Vita.
And to think Bkack ops 2 had a massive preorder incentive campaign, the first cod to do so. I knew something was up when they started doing that. Activision must've foreseen less anticipation for BO2.
Not really considering there are only what? 2 million Vitas sold? 119K, especially in the first week, is pretty good. Assassins Creed: Liberation sold 100K and Ubisoft said they were very happy with it.
yeah and also remember the numbers psn sales is not included in those report
118,615 units isn't bad at all for a handheld game especially one that has lambasted by critics. Think how much that number will go up after sales of the bundle on black friday same with Liberation which sold 113,997 units and has sold 220,000 total so far
halo launched in november
You trying to say it affected BO2 sales lol?
Modern Warfare better!BO2 multi little better. I wait MW4 next-gen!
Good Want even less for the next COD
Maybe then they'll actually put something called "EFFORT" into their work.
Pc makes me laugh consoles is where the money is
If you can tell me exactly what money each platform makes a year I'll take your comment seriously. Your move, start with the pc gaming industry.
$18 billion http://coopcgames.info/cool... Unlike console gamers, PC gamers obviously don't buy a lot of crap, lol
because most little kids can't build PCs
And the ones that do, pirate 90% of their games.
Was shopping the other day and swung by the the game section. BLOPS2: £42.99 MW3: £44.99 Wait, what? CoD is probably the biggest selling game this generation. Each game has hit numbers some developers could only dream of reaching. So why are they so expensive? How about showing some appreciation to your user base and lower the price some? But they could sell MW4 for a solid £50 and then ask for another £40 in DLC and people would still pay it. I guess people really do hate change.
If you shop around you can always get it far cheaper than that :) I picked up BLOPS2 for £15 (Nuketown included) :)
I don't really wanna buy it, I was just shocked at how CoD games can stay at these prices. Even online it's ridiculous. In the same place I saw: Mass Effect 3 - £20 Sleeping Dogs - £20 Max Payne 3 - £20 And you could get these cheaper online. All came out this year. So why does CoD get a free pass on this and MW3 is £45?
Simply put, Activision are the biggest rip-off merchants of all time. The fact that their fans accept it is really disturbing.
I hope this franchise ends up like guitar hero and they just stop making them.
That's quite a few copies
Since when was VGChartz correct about anything?
they still have the ps3 at 68 mil lol
Funny how this is actually a really beast game, yet people dont like it. Shows when you gear a game for rewarding teamwork, people freak out.
A very large percentage of people on this site don’t like it, but this vocal minority represents a small percentage of people who bought the game and are a fan of the series. Everyone I know that has the game thinks it’s the best one in recent years.