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Submitted by Embeepee 1173d ago | rumor

Black Ops II sells over 11m in its 1st week worldwide (2m+ less than MW3)

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. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Industry, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360)

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NYC_Gamer  +   1173d ago
I expected Black Ops 2[360] to outsell Halo 4.
StrongMan  +   1173d ago
Who thought Halo 4 would outsell Black Ops 2 on Xbox?
ApolloTheBoss  +   1173d ago
That's a sign, my friend.
knowyourstuff  +   1173d ago
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.
pamelameyerso1   1173d ago | Spam
Zuperman  +   1173d ago
Black Ops 2 sold less than MW3?!

thats a great sign! 2+million users decided to say NO.
Gaming101  +   1173d ago
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.
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Awesome_Gamer  +   1172d ago
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.
blackbeld  +   1172d ago
Black Ops 1 s#cks thats why Black Ops 2 wont sell well as MW3.
XB1_PS4  +   1172d ago
MW3 deserves less sales than BLOPS2.
zyphee  +   1172d ago
Halo 4 didnt outsell black ops 2.... black ops sold 2 million more
Embeepee  +   1173d ago
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   1173d ago | Immature | show
Dark_Overlord  +   1173d ago
@shempo

Have you played the story? It's one of the best of recent times (With a genuinely well thought out bad guy)
Qrphe  +   1173d ago
I really thought Halo 4 was going to outsell BO2 just because there seemed to be more marketing for it.
Mocat  +   1173d ago
@Dark_Overlord

Yeah because that what people want when they buy cod a good story, fml
edgeofsins  +   1173d ago
@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.
beerkeg  +   1173d ago
NYC_Gamer is talking a load of horsesh*t again. What else is new.
mynameisEvil  +   1173d ago
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?
CraigandDayDay  +   1173d ago
@mynameisevil
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
ATi_Elite  +   1173d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race!
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!
vortis  +   1173d ago
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.
TopDudeMan  +   1173d ago
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.
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ATi_Elite  +   1173d ago
Losing it's Mojo!
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"!
GraveLord  +   1173d ago
even the PS3 version outsold Halo 4.

LOL @ ApolloTheBoss you think Halo 4 sold better than Black Ops 2?
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NeverEnding1989  +   1173d ago
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!
testerg35  +   1173d ago
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..
StreetsofRage  +   1173d ago
And Halo 4 outsold mostly every Sony exclusive FPS ever combined in just a month. What's your point?
BigStef71  +   1173d ago
@StreetsofRage
You never seize to amaze me with your asinine comments you ignoramus!!! FYI, Resistance: Fall of Man sold 4.09 million copies
Bathyj  +   1173d ago
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.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1173d ago
Wow, can't believe people are taking offense to GraveLord's comment.
jonli76  +   1173d ago
u think killzone 2 or 3 would had done better against black ops 2 u tell me
Hicken  +   1172d ago
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.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1173d ago
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?
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one2thr  +   1173d ago
Good thing I skipped it and bought PSASBR instead. Same series title, same problems that plague the online aspect of the series... COD
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thezeldadoth  +   1172d ago
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.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1173d ago
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.
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Virus201  +   1173d ago
How did this become about Halo 4?

Ohh you guys (N4G)

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BrunoM  +   1172d ago
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
tonywood  +   1172d ago
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.
Embeepee  +   1173d ago
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
jony_dols  +   1173d ago
Then again those Black Ops Declassified sales are only retail units & doesn't include PSN purchases.
Fez   1173d ago | Trolling | show
ritsuka666  +   1173d ago
Omg Declassified saved the Vita!!!! Oh wait....
NastyLeftHook0  +   1173d ago
did you actually just change your mind and type oh wait... at the same time and press send? there is a deleat button.
MasterCornholio  +   1173d ago
Um this article is about Black Ops 2 so i believe that you are slightly off topic.
SilentNegotiator  +   1173d ago
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.
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momthemeatloaf  +   1173d ago
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.
darren_poolies  +   1173d ago
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.
dragonyght  +   1173d ago
yeah and also remember the numbers psn sales is not included in those report
BigStef71  +   1173d ago
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
greenpowerz  +   1173d ago
halo launched in november
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1173d ago
You trying to say it affected BO2 sales lol?
Sales2099   1173d ago | Trolling | show
Yangus  +   1173d ago
Modern Warfare better!BO2 multi little better.

I wait MW4 next-gen!
DaThreats  +   1173d ago
Good
Want even less for the next COD
AzaziL  +   1173d ago
Maybe then they'll actually put something called "EFFORT" into their work.
seanpitt23  +   1173d ago
Pc makes me laugh consoles is where the money is
beerkeg  +   1173d ago
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.
vortis  +   1173d ago
$18 billion

http://coopcgames.info/cool...

Unlike console gamers, PC gamers obviously don't buy a lot of crap, lol
thezeldadoth  +   1172d ago
because most little kids can't build PCs
Thatlalala  +   1172d ago
And the ones that do, pirate 90% of their games.
MeatAbstract  +   1173d ago
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.
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Dark_Overlord  +   1173d ago
If you shop around you can always get it far cheaper than that :)

I picked up BLOPS2 for £15 (Nuketown included) :)
MeatAbstract  +   1173d ago
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?
DigitalRaptor  +   1173d ago
Simply put, Activision are the biggest rip-off merchants of all time. The fact that their fans accept it is really disturbing.
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NeXXXuS  +   1173d ago
I hope this franchise ends up like guitar hero and they just stop making them.
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ElementX  +   1173d ago
That's quite a few copies
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listenkids  +   1173d ago
Since when was VGChartz correct about anything?
eferreira  +   1173d ago
they still have the ps3 at 68 mil lol
GammaSix  +   1173d ago
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.
fullymoated  +   1173d ago
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.
Yurtigo  +   1173d ago
So sad
Lovable  +   1173d ago
dafuq? is that even possible? that's crazy
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   1173d ago
I know what 2mil people are getting for x-mas...
AfricanGamer9ja  +   1173d ago
Lol...Best comment so far.
Dark_Overlord  +   1173d ago
As always, VGCharts fail to provide sources :/
Lockon  +   1173d ago
Finally...CoD sales are dropping...I hope to GOD MW4 sales less than Blops 2.
listenkids  +   1173d ago
It affects your life dramatically, right?

God I hope Hobbit sales are worse than LOTR because I have no reason to hate!

That's all I see.
Lockon  +   1173d ago
Why are your jimmies rustled?
vickers500  +   1172d ago
No problem with wanting to see Activision fail. If their sales start dwindling, it might encourage them to step up their game and make some significant improvements to the franchise.

They wont be doing that if the same people keep buying the same game over and over again.
AfricanGamer9ja  +   1173d ago
Dafaq?
listenkids  +   1173d ago
You hate a game because you're a stereotypical internet sheep.

When was the last time you even played CoD?
dafegamer  +   1173d ago
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Xenomorph  +   1173d ago
First fail= VG charts (Inaccurate estimation)
Second fail= thinking black ops 2 is a good game
Third fail= Equating that because of sales numbers its a good game
josephayal  +   1173d ago
PC is dead
CGI-Quality  +   1173d ago
Comments don't get much more ignorant than this.
AfricanGamer9ja  +   1173d ago
PS360 FTW :)
SheenuTheLegend  +   1173d ago
PS360C FTW :)
SheenuTheLegend  +   1172d ago
moreover PS360CU FTW Lolz
Der_Kommandant  +   1173d ago
The game is good
RXL  +   1173d ago
ugh..brace yourselves for the "Is COD dead?" articles from Kotaku and Patcher..
Shadonic  +   1173d ago
welp congrats to COD still a halo fan myself
cedaridge  +   1173d ago
This is my 1st Black Ops on xbox 360 and i'm loving it! xbl: cedar4Thunder
Trekster_Gamer  +   1173d ago
MW3 did not have to compete with Halo 4. Isn't this a no brainer. I don't care which sold the most I am going to enjoy them both over the months to come.
OmniSlashPT  +   1173d ago
So BLOP2 sells more than any game this year, coming out at the same time as the biggest Xbox exclusive ever, sells a bit less than MW3 and somehow the franchise is dead? I'm not a CoD fan, but the series is far from over. Just wait until CoD next gen with half a dozen better textures and character models and it will sell like crazy and set new records.

I thinks its the fact that parents and friends go to a game store and see BLOPSII and MW3 with the same price tag and cant tell which one is the most recent one lmao
dkgshiz  +   1173d ago
wow, then good quality games end up bombing. This new generation of gamers is truly sickening. Maybe I'm getting old and getting the "Get off my lawn" mentality..but I truly believe this new generation of gamers is the worst I've ever seen. Rehash after rehash they will buy it. I hope next generation we finally get to see this shooter craze be put out pasture.
tommygunzII  +   1173d ago
Amen brother.

I was a big fan of SOCOM, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, etc. How we went from those games to this still makes me wonder.

There are studios going out of business trying to make games with passion, and this thing gets whipped up in a year and sells 10m+.

Even though I dont own it, I have seen plenty watching my nephew play.
Jinkies  +   1173d ago
Yes...it's finally happening, sales are declining, it's only a matter of time now.
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