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1069 People Are Playing Black Ops II Online On Wii U Now

Kotaku - 1069 people are playing multiplayer, with 98 people playing Zombies mode on the Wii U version of Black Ops II. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Wii U)

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GraveLord  +   721d ago
Still really low. I bet sales are low, it really is making Activision reconsider the next Call of Duty for Wii U.
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-Mezzo-  +   721d ago
Activision reconsider the next Call of Duty for Wii U.
Though it shouldn't, they should/will definitely bring out the next COD on WiiU next year, because by then the WiiU sales will be much, much more that what they are now.
dboyc310  +   721d ago
Your right the console user base will expand but would they bother buying it? Hard core games don't sell on Nintendo consoles unless their exclusive none franchise that belong to them. Wonder how well zombie u will did.
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ChickeyCantor  +   721d ago
"Hard core games don't sell on Nintendo consoles"

Not with that mentality.
Remember that CoD on Wii sold over a million. Nothing is stopping anyone getting next Wii U CoD.
t0mmyb0y  +   721d ago
@dboyc310. Not sure if you have a WiiU but if you do and go to the Miiverse, it gives you a number on each game. My guess is it's how many people have started playing it while being connected to the net. Right now ZombiU has just over double what BO2 has. ZombiU is crazy good. Lots of tension I haven't seen in a game in a while.
DeadlyFire  +   720d ago
It will still sell enough to break even on WiiU release for this year. Numbers might be small now, but WiiU units are as well in stores. 6 months from now I expect at least 10,000 or more concurrent BO2 players on WiiU.
If it was xbox 720 that number would say "1,000,001"

cod sucks though..

I think everyone should just buy zombieU.
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Godchild1020  +   721d ago
I dont think it would. It came out right after the home console versions. And I doubt a lot of people would hold off buying COD, for another platform if they already have a Clan or friends on their current platform to play with.

Next year, we will see. Then again it is Activision.
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deafdani  +   721d ago
Why? Wii U is a new console, whereas Xbox 360 and PS3 had 6-7 years to build up an install base. I think the logical thing to expect is that Wii U's fanbase will only grow larger over time, and likewise, the community would also grow bigger on future COD releases for Wii U.
kupomogli  +   721d ago
When the install base grows larger, I'm sure most that have more than just the Wii U will play the game on the same system they've played the rest of the series on.

If you play CoD, you've probably got friends that you party with, and have partied with since you started playing.
jmc8888  +   721d ago
Highly doubt it. It's funny people say...reconsider the next Call of Duty...as if it costs alot to make a Wii U version.

With the decline across the board of CoD sales, down double digits for two years in a row. Having the Wii U version softens that blow. It's actually imperative for them to have a Wii U version. Not the other way around. They need the Wii U more than the Wii U needs them. Though in reality they both need each other.

For this time 1000 people online is actually pretty good. It'll keep going up and up. By this time next year, there will probably be somewhere around 10 million Wii U's around the world. Of course they'll release it.

Why is everyone forgetting something called common sense. This is what happens when new systems get launched.
bothebo  +   721d ago
I'd like to ask you why Activision needs the Wii U when most of Nintendo's customers are kids. As previously mentioned in an earlier post, only 1 mil copies sold on the Wii. That is pathetic compared to the PS3 and 360. You say Activision needs the Wii U. WHY? It doesn't need it at all. It needs new systems that can provide an actual jump in hardware and allow for more innovations with the games they make.

"Why is everyone forgetting something called common sense."
Yeah why are you forgetting about common sense.
quantae06  +   721d ago
@bothebo I'm sure Activision likes to make money. The Wii helped Activision make money, despite a lower sale rate then 360/PS3. Selling over a million on the Wii still gave them a profit. So, it would make since for them to go Wii U. Selling only on 360/PS3 would mean a bit less money, when all 3 consoles could benefit them in the end.
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Triggytrolls  +   721d ago
I really wouldn't care if they made the next cod for the wiiu or not. It's not like we would be missing out on much.

As for the player count, I would wait until after Christmas, and then see what it's like.
solidt12  +   720d ago
How would you know?
Trunkz Jr  +   720d ago
You know how many kids/teens have their Wii U wrapped up and under their Christmas Tree right now?
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hivycox  +   720d ago
trolling at its finest -.-
The system just got launched captain obvious..
a_adji  +   720d ago
How many people played on Wii? How many are playing on other platforms and when did they tell you they are reconsidering or is this your industry expert view?

Dumb comment.
ZombieKiller  +   719d ago
why? you know they still made a profit considering how cheaply they port them to PS3 and other systems. Then again, I guess that a job well done considering microsoft paid em to act like that. They want people to think that if you want call of duty, you gotta buy 360. sucks because I know my PS3 is way better than my xbox. i see it everyday first hand. Is it ironic that the Black Ops 2 trailer states that TECHNOLOGY IS GETTING STRONGER yet they have faith in the weaker system. HAHAHA, i like COD but hate all the crazy bullshit surrounding it.
Cam977  +   721d ago
Wow....
This unfortunately will hurt the Wii U when it comes to future releases. So much so that BO:D is more popular. Oh well, the U doesn't need big yearly releases for it has the classics everybody loves - only on Wii U!
typikal82  +   721d ago
Wonder how many are on BO:D right now?
Kingthrash360  +   721d ago
So now we're comparing it to a first year handheld with a lower rated game? You Make it sound worse than better. Don't compare the wiiU with the vita.... Ever, especially if your trying to make a point. You can't compare the two.... If you woulda said I wonder how many people are playing BO:D on the 3ds and compared it to the vita then you'd have an argument (even though 3ds doesn't have a cod yet but you get my point.) your just making the wii look bad unintentionally.....my friend . Stop it with the negativity its not helping

On to the topic yes the numbers are low,the wii u is new and sold out. not too many people have it. most have already bought bo2 for thier ps3 or Xbox anyway. Wait till next year and compare the numbers. this article was made to ruffle feathers. if anyone's butt hurt about these numbers it's should be Nintendo and the devs... Us as gamers need to stfu and play... Enjoy games people.... Dam yall acting like kids.. Rant ended.
profgerbik  +   720d ago
^ that guy needs to chill out, all you did was just wonder.

I actually wonder also it isn't insulting, he never said Nintendo's CoD player base won't get any better.

He just simply asked and the other guy just brought it up.

Thing is why would anyone expect it to be more popular? It's moronic because everyone already owned it for Xbox 360 and PS3.. I mean it's really that simple.

It's a port that came out late when literally millions of copies of that game were already sold on other consoles.. It doesn't take a neurosurgeon to see that clearly this one will be less popular because people already own it on another system.

Most CoD fans I can promise you were not waiting around for the Wii U's version. Has nothing to do with the version itself just the fact they aren't going to wait to play CoD.
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porkChop  +   720d ago
@Kingthrash360

Sold out? Not here. All the Wal Marts, Best Buys, EB Games, etc. have tons of Wii U's. Nobody's buying it because it's too much money for so little, and it's been proven to be quite a bit slower than current consoles. Gamers aren't stupid. A lot of gamers were burned by the Wii, it got some good exclusives, but 90% of Wii games were just shovelware and cash-ins. They're not falling for it again.
e-p-ayeaH  +   721d ago
Not surprised many people didn't bought the Wii U lately just to play CoD.
Holeran  +   721d ago
It will be much higher right after Christmas. People have plent of Wii U's wrapped up under a tree right now with Black Ops II in another wrapped package right next to it. Lots of kids are going to be getting this for Christmas.
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Thepcz  +   721d ago
thats true
it was released at this time to cash in with christmas. so for many people they will be playing the wiiu for the first time at christmas.

obviously with whatever game/s they get with it.
quantae06  +   721d ago
January too! That's when I'm buy this game, and Mario Bros U with a Wii U. I already have Assassins Creed 3 for it. Plus income taxes are dropping. I'm selling Nintendoland $35-40 on Ebay because I'm going Deluxe. :D
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josephayal  +   721d ago
1069 People in 1080P
neoMAXMLC  +   721d ago
Digital Foundry already went through this. The Wii U version runs at the same exact resolution as the Xbox 360.
xXtremeHDGamerXx  +   721d ago
Did you mean 1069 people in sub-HD upscale to 1080p?
profgerbik  +   720d ago
I have realized like most people with iphones, Nintendo fans are usually just as stupid when it comes to anything technical.

Most, not all.. just like most iphone users have literally no idea what is even inside their phone or what it's even really capable of.
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ZombieKiller  +   719d ago
yeah jose you picked THE WRONG game to say that too. kinda reminds me of that guy in Not Another Teen Movie that didnt know the correct time to clap his hands. FAIL.
Griffin4871  +   721d ago
Wait until after Christmas where most people will have their Wii U. Most CoD fans already have a PS360 so naturally, they'd like to play with their friends.

The Wii U playerbase needs to establish their own CoD community, and it isn't going to happen this soon.
Fishermenofwar  +   721d ago
Wow a rational answer on N4G..... IINNTTEERRNNEEETTTT!!!!
bothebo  +   721d ago
You people don't seem to get it. Nintendo consoles NEVER have a cod base. The highest selling COD on the Wii U is just over 2 million copies sold which is 1/45 of their console sales. You wanna know what the number 2 through 4 best selling games are on the Xbox and the top three games are for the PS3. Take a guess. You're damn right, it's not going to happen anytime soon.
kneon  +   720d ago
Very few COD addicts will switch platforms. They've got their clans and their friends on their platform of choice and are unlikely to move. If it was just better graphics they wanted then they would move to the PC, yet few do.
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profgerbik  +   720d ago
I don't see it happening has nothing at all to do with the Wii U but everything to do with people already owning the game and not feeling the need to buy it again just for another console that literally doesn't make it look any different or does anything that different.

CoD fans just don't care that much in the sense you are thinking. All they care about is playing CoD on whatever system has it first which was the PS3 and Xbox 360, so the main player base for at least Black Ops 2 will always be on PS3 and 360.

Maybe Black Ops 3 or whatever next CoD.. If that isn't on newer consoles like the PS4 or 720 and is still on the Wii U, PS3 and 360 also then it will probably have a better chance at building it's own player base when they are all released at the exact same time.
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iwin86  +   721d ago
From a quality perspective, it's a shame that right now more people are playing COD: Declassified (Vita) online than BLOPS 2 (Wii U).
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Godchild1020  +   721d ago
It would be a shame if it was the other way around. The WiiU is 2, maybe 3 weeks old and Black Ops 2 is on 3 other platforms. While Declassified is on one with a 3 million plus install base and it's out in more regions than the WiiU is currently.
AcidKill  +   721d ago
Handheld gamers are playing COD:BOD.
Console gamers are playing COD: BO II.

Simple as that.. There is no shame in that!
JonnyBigBoss  +   721d ago
I'm getting this on Friday and so is a friend of mine who is getting a Wii U this month. I can't wait.

Sure beats playing against the "*****r this, ****** that" community of XBL.
dollison27  +   721d ago
Your gonna get the same thing on the Nintendo Network, that's what internet anonymity brings.
MasterCratosKong66  +   721d ago
Yeah there will undoubtedly be less of it, but you can't esacpe it.... you can never escape...
ZombieKiller  +   719d ago
actually if anything, there might even be more kids on Nintendo's platform. It IS a family directed console afterall. Besides between party chat, and the mute all feature in the lobbies now, 'snot nosed lil shits' only exist to me in regards to bodycount despite the system.
Qrphe  +   721d ago
" Sure beats playing against the "*****r this, ****** that" community of XBL. "

Expect to be disappointed, immature idiots aren't console exclusive.
kakashishinoda  +   721d ago
COD BO:2 has 5209 people on mii-vers
WeskerChildReborned  +   721d ago
You gotta wait till Christmas.
_LarZen_  +   721d ago
Have Black Ops 2 for both X360 and WiiU and I prefeer the the WiiU Version.

The textures aint as good some Places but it's sharper and the New Controller makes all the difference.
_LarZen_  +   721d ago
Oh did the Xbots not like that...poor fanboys.
redonix76  +   721d ago
A friend of mine sold his Xbox version to get the WiiU version after trying it on mine. I also love the fact that I can play multiplayer on my tablet controller in bed!!
MmaFan-Qc  +   720d ago
oh look, its the nintendo defence force talking to himself.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   721d ago
450,000 U sold on black friday yet only 1069 players online wow that sucks... Also they need a new slogan for the comercial the one they got now sucks @$$
AWBrawler  +   721d ago
I like the slogan, but I think they should try "Wii got U covered" or something witty.
Yodagamer  +   720d ago
You have to remember that not everyone is gonna be online at the same time, so it won't show how much has been sold, but its been a pretty stead growth as compared to a week ago. Console Communities take time to grow.
sitharrefus  +   721d ago
You have to realize that a lot of Wii u's are being saved for christmas and the install base is low and it just came out in Europe and soon Japan, the numbers will increase! I have seen 1500 online, not everyone can play all day we have jobs, school etc....
redonix76  +   721d ago
I got BO2 as a gift for the WiiU so I'm playing it and I'm loving it. Took a little getting used to but I have it down now.

Even with only over 1000 players online, I have no problems finding games and people to play with. I've been playing multiplayer every night for the past 5 - 6 days in a row and it's been really fun.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   721d ago
There's not really much games for Wii U right now tbh. Once they start putting out non-ports it will probably sell a lot more units.
AquaRabbit  +   721d ago
I find it funny how the 14 year olds on here think that the number of people online correlates in any significant way to the total number of people of who bought that game.

Let's re-evaluate after the holidays. I suspect the numbers will triple by then.
garos82  +   721d ago
Fair point wait till holidays to see significant increase.although getting tripled is still way too low
PopRocks359  +   721d ago
The userbase of the 360 took years to accumulate. N4G users are giving the Wii U nothing but a handful of months.

What are people's expectations exactly? I suppose the Wii U is also expected to blow you and prepare you drinks during loading screens.
garos82  +   721d ago
Well yeah! That would be great, it's next gen after all. :)
Beastforlifenoob  +   721d ago
hahah LOL
On steam today the most concurrent users on bOpS 2 was nearly 64 000 (it was like 63 390 or someding)Thats more than 6000% lol or not triple multiply by 60!
wiiulee  +   721d ago
the numbers will keep growing as haters and hate articles stop acting like the wiiu version is the worse..when its actually the best version by far....i see all the launch games getting bad scores calling them ports but guess what to me they are new i've never played them.....and some people dont play online much..alot of times i dont.......let the numbers keep growing
ylwzx3  +   721d ago
Geeze.. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out... Black Ops 2 came out before the Wii U was even launched and those people that wanted it most likely already purchased it for the other consoles/pc.
Legend_Killer  +   721d ago
It's not a matter of preferred version of the game or console, it's simply because of install base. WiiU isn't even a month old yet while the others have been out for about 6yrs. I wonder why this is even a topic to begin with. Were people expexting the number of users to match PS360 ?
millzy102  +   720d ago
obviously so because people are idiots. besides the attach rate is simalar to other consoles it just that Xbox and ps3 have nearly 70m users and have about 50,000 playing at a time. is this considered low, I think not so 1000 people out of 450000 is.t too bad actually. besides its the 4th most played game according to community. followed by zombiu then Mario u and most is Nintendo land. so for it to be 4th is actually good. I havnt got my copy yet but will soon held off getting it on ps3 for Wii u but want to compleate games I have already first.
younghavok  +   720d ago
there are about 24k online users for the game. It tends to jump a thousand or two everyday, thats just taking into account the online people. Not everybody plays online, so the number at its base is 24k right now. This game is a port at the end of the day. with a few touches thrown in for the Wii U, Activision is enjoying the profits from it which will only increase. I have no problems finding games when i jump online which is really all that matters.
Schawk  +   720d ago
comparing how many people are playing a new console release of about 2 weeks to a 6 year old console lool

only n4g ahaha
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sal77  +   720d ago
getting my copy of blop 2 for Wii U this Thursday add +1
solidt12  +   720d ago
I have the PS3 version but I still plan on checking out the Wii U version at some point. I think it will be cool to have two players online at a time when I have company over.
-IronMan-  +   720d ago
Wii U is fail.
Alastor64  +   720d ago
N4g is really filled with too many stupid PS3 fanboys. They are still bitter after so many years of "next year will be our year". But it never happens. Still in 3rd place and PS vita failing. Sad state for Sony fanboys. Blind to true facts.
hearhimlookatme  +   720d ago
Early adopters of Nintendo consoles do not buy for COD games. They buy for 1st party games.

I think the wii u will sell well, but not in the originals range.

As for COD, it needs time to grow on wii u if the hardcore go Nintendo.
IAMvideogames  +   720d ago
The article was posted at 11am EST. I'm sure no one was at work or school.
eliteslaya13  +   720d ago
And at 11 PM? 5,000 players? Is that supposed to be a huge difference?
lex-1020  +   720d ago
This is considered news now?
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