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At Least 1,408 People Are Playing Black Ops II Online On The Wii U Tonight

For four consecutive Mondays, we’ve counted the number of people who are playing Black Ops II on the Wii U. We’ve wanted to, however roughly, measure the uptake of online gaming on the Wii U, using one of the most popular online series around.

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Neonridr1321d ago

1400 is more than enough to find a game. Numbers will continue to grow as the userbase climbs.

Muffins12231321d ago

compared to the 100,000's on xbox...

Neonridr1321d ago

yeah, and out of those 100,000 like 95% of them are hyperactive 12 year old wanna be gangsters who swear like it's going out of fashion..

donman11320d ago

And how long the Xbox360 has been on the market??? Yet another silly comment from a gamer. The Wii U just release.

jadenkorri1320d ago

I love the fact people are comparing total online people with a Wii U which prob has under a 5 mill user base compared to the 360/ps3 which number in above 50 million units.

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GraveLord1320d ago

No, it's not. That number is spread out across different modes.(mostly Team Deathmatch)

So what if you want to play something like Domination? You'll be playing with the same people over and over again, that's if there are even enough people playing the mode. Where it gets frustrating is you want to play with different people but you can't....forget about rage quitting since once you go back in you'll join the same match..

TranceXTheory1320d ago

played socom on psp 5 yrs ago with 500 people, it was a better community online easier to organize clans and battles and people knew you it was great

Monolith1320d ago

Fire team bravo was the best. Played that game everyday. That snow level, awesome and the train one. I forget The names now. Its been so long. Wish that community came back

ozzywazzy1320d ago

Signs of things to come. Wii U is sinking and fast!

ElectricKaibutsu1320d ago

I think that was sarcasm? It's hard to tell on the Internet.

RXL1320d ago

i really wish someone would invent a sarcasm font..

Skate-AK1320d ago

It wasn't sarcasm. He's probably trollin with his one bubble.

millzy1021320d ago

yeah because we can tell how well a console will be after a few weeks based on cod, i think not.

Seraphemz1320d ago

I think that it shows more the type of people that are buying the console.

The WII U hasnt shattered sales numbers but from what I saw it sold around 750k, and only about 1400 people playing COD....thats a small number.

I just dont see hardcore gamers using the Wii U for FPS

jmc88881320d ago

Again though people forget of that 750k, hundreds of thousands may be sitting there unopened for xmas.

I'm saving my pre-orders for xmas. I setup the console a week or so ago, since I didn't want to deal with that on xmas and allowed myself to play Nintendoland. But the games I bought, I'm saving for xmas.

Also you have to remember that's 1400 playing right then, not total played. If you think most people play 1-2 hours, and not even every day, then you have to multiply that number by 20-30 and that's the amount of players playing at any given time, if they play fairly regularly. Of course that is a really rough and inaccurate way of doing it, but I'm sure you understand why I'm saying it like that.

Obviously it's not going to reach anywhere near the 360 numbers, but it wouldn't surprise me to see it around 5-10k after xmas.

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STK0261320d ago

Are we going to have these "news" every week? So yeah, there's not a whole lot of people on Black Ops 2 on a platform that came out weeks ago; so what? News flash, when the next xbox or playstation console comes out, Call of Duty will still sell better on current gen consoles on the first year.

sdozzo1320d ago

Naw. You put out a new PS4 or 720 and people will buy them out as well as a call of duty. All because is the latest and greatest (hardware).

jmc88881320d ago

More people will buy it, BUT what the guy above said will be true. Most people won't buy the new system, because either they can't afford it just then or if they could they can't get a hold of one.

Think about it, even if they sold 1.5 million xbox 720's by the end of launch year, that means at most they could sell would be 1.5 million units and that's if EVERYBODY bought one, which of course wouldn't be the case.

People forget when the 360 launched, just like the Wii U, it could only push out a few hundred thousand units. I think the Wii U will even have more units out than the 360 or PS3 did when they launched. If memory serves correct there were only 250k available at launch, and might have only been about 500k by the end of the year....and how many of the RROD lol, mine did.

Of course more people on average will buy the console and get that version of CoD versus Wii U owners, but no way in hell will the 720 even be close to the 360 version in terms of sales or players. Probably like 10-20:1 margin for 360 over 720.

I'd say even the 2nd year it would probably be about even. By the 3rd year, I'd say it would definitely be ahead.

Just like the Wii U's version will probably be over 10k the first day or so next year, since by then there will be 5-10 million consoles in the wild, opened, and people ready to play it.

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