Call of Duty: Black Ops sales jump 13,000% following Xbox One backward compatibility update

Sales of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops have soared by 13,400% on Amazon following the game's addition to Xbox One backward compatibility yesterday. Sales of the budget Classics version, meanwhile, had increased by 6,877% at the time of writing.

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TwoForce675d ago

It's not just about backward compatible. It's about the COD fans want boots on the ground. This is why Activision need to listen. Otherwise, Activision will lose sale.

iTechHeads675d ago

Black Ops 3 is selling like hotcakes. Do you know who buys and plays BO3? Actual COD fans. The ones that actually play the games instead of wasting their time bashing games online.

TwoForce675d ago

Dude, seriously ? Black Op is most popular series from Treyarch.

FlyShootRaceSims675d ago

As a an actual COD fan, I bought Black Ops 3 but I stopped playing because it is trash. This game and AC Unity are the only games I regret buying digitally.

700p674d ago

Uhh I was an actual cod fan, but I stopped buying them since black ops. Last cod I played though was ghost

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christocolus675d ago

Nice. I hope Activision and TakeTwo support BC with even more titles. RDR and Skate 3 should be next.

ClickbaitAF674d ago

Don't forget about Skyrim:)

Yetter674d ago

RDR is coming as a free bonus for your RDR2 preorder. 98% sure

MetroidFREAK21675d ago

I hope Activision is paying attention 👌

Unreal01675d ago

Lol, paying attention to what? The number of used copies of Black Ops 1 being sold? Yeah I'm not sure about that one.

MetroidFREAK21675d ago

Paying attention that it's fan base will go back to the older CoD's because no one asked for the future warfare, space shit... C'mon now

Automatic79675d ago


I have a digital version of Black Ops 1 what's your excuse. I love how guys like you respond as if you speak for everyone.

Rookie_Monster675d ago (Edited 675d ago )

"Lol, paying attention to what? The number of used copies of Black Ops 1 being sold? Yeah I'm not sure about that one."

Hmmm, the amazon sales and % increases are based on NEW Black Ops X360 retail sales. That also don't factor in the Xbox marketplace digital version and DLC pack, where it is currently on sale and will sell even more and make Activision more $$$ without doing a thing other than say "YES" for BC. So yea, it looks like you are really not paying attention at all on this news article. LOL

And you are not wrong about used game sales either.
Originally Posted by psychotron  
"My friend that works at GameStop says he sold almost all the copies they had of Black Ops today because of this." 

Originally Posted by Rated-Rsuperstar   
"I sold more copies of black ops today at gamestop then every other game combined." 

That is what I called killing 2 birds with One stone. ;)

TwoForce675d ago

You are the guy who troll both Sony and Microsoft.

Unreal01675d ago (Edited 675d ago )

I'm sorry but you Xbox guys are a bit silly. Activision could not care less about sales of an old used game which they'll see no money from. They're releasing a MW Remaster so they're already "paying attention". Plus the Xbox One has a much smaller user base for it to be that noticeable.


Mate, you think you speak for everyone when you say how terrible the PS4 is at any given opportunity, it's laughable. Probably the biggest case of hypocrisy I have seen here. Then of course you've got Rookie Monster crawling out for defense too. Hilarious stuff.

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ScorpiusX675d ago

They are seeing how permission was given to make this game BC

battleFROnt675d ago (Edited 675d ago )

Why play the latest if i dont want to..
with backwards comp' I can go back and play my fav titles...

The number one voted request for a reason..
and people are using it. . sales boosts too for the creators of the title.

KesMonkey675d ago

Black Ops was never the most requested game for BC. Black Ops 2 was.

battleFROnt675d ago (Edited 675d ago )

I was talking about Backwards Compatibility as a feature
It was up there as the most requested feature... which Microsoft delivered.

Maybe not 100% but it's a lot better than what the closest competition is offering.

iTechHeads675d ago

Why buy a new console to play old games? Most games don't age well anyway. That's why we often get remasters.

Don't get me wrong, BC is great but I would get rid of it entirely if I could trade it in for actual Xbox One games.

whitesoxfalife1976675d ago

cuz we like playing our older games on newer tech with using modern features Such as screenshot, record and upload hell i bet you gonna see some twitch streams if it aint already been done.......Stop sounding like you're above the rest. And good thing you not running this operation.

lastking95675d ago (Edited 675d ago )

Good classic games last forever. Just glad my console can play both the classics and the new😉 all I'm missing is RDR and my bc list will be complete

Automatic79675d ago (Edited 675d ago )


Why are you upset?, I am going to call a spade a spade you are a troll, straight up. I have been seeing you on Xbox One articles spilling hate when you should just stay in your lane. You seeking agrees but most on this site see right through your BS. Do us all a favor go kick rocks and cut the crap out.

Note: Xbox One may not be top selling console but hands down its my gamer choice number one console. The system is truly built for the future. Also kudos to the ninja tech engineers and to the entire team Xbox keep up the good work.

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