Bowling: Modern Warfare 360 online has 13 million unique users

VG247: In an interview with the Major, Infinity Ward's Rob "FourZeroTwo" Bowling has said that there are currently 13 million unique Xbox Live users that have sampled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's multiplayer modes.

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WeaseL3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )


crillyconlig3489d ago

dosnt mean theres 13million playing at once, would say halo has more unique users than cod, but considering sales numbers, that 13million is the result of people with multiple gamer tags

MriownBOTH3489d ago

only thing that can come close is halo and WoW LOL

everything else is in the dirt.


Gamertags3489d ago

You get it on the 360. Graphics are sharper and playing online is easier. MS for the win on this one. No one can argue with that.

IdleLeeSiuLung3489d ago

CoD4 is huge on the Xbox next to Halo 3.

PeZuS3489d ago

No, if you want the most polished version, you get the PC version ;)

ShabzS3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

you said get the pc (games for WINDOWS) version eh ?...

3 guesses who owns that platform and why Gamertag's thanking microsoft rant is justified....

Raf1k13489d ago

PC version is def the best version of the game.
PeZuS certainly has a point though I wouldn't say its the most 'polished' since that to me would mean that more time was spent on the PC version to "polish" it making it better than the other two.

Anon19743489d ago

The comparisons I came across said they were almost graphically identical but the PS3 edged out the 360 in controls and stability of the online play.

Gamespot said "The PlayStation 3 does a better job of dealing with antialiasing and shadows, whereas the Xbox 360 provides a slightly more detailed environment with better textures and normal mapping."

Quite frankly, you can't go wrong with either version so I'd pick the one with free online and stable hardware - but that's just me. For me, stable hardware trumps any minor graphical differences anyway.

Have you not been posting here long? A post like yours is nothing but flamebait. You've got to know that.

ActionBastard3489d ago

It's rare you encounter someone filled with as much sh!t as Gamertags. Yeah, it's REAL difficult selecting Multiplayer from COD4 PS3's menu. Hahaha. The things people say WITHOUT a PS3...

JokesOnYou3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

Yeah cause currently 360's are just as unreliable as the launch day consoles, I mean of course they are, thats why there are ton of stories everywhere about reports of massive RROD problems occuring still to this day. Yes and of course nobody would know better than you darkride because you're on your 10th 360 and after the 9th RROD your warranty has expired so those damm evil micro goons charged you $500 its been gone for 12 weeks and you still haven't got your original refund from your first RROD. Oh the horror.

“I mean, Call of Duty 4 on Xbox Live just exploded. Right now we’re at 13 million unique users on 360 and that’s insane"

-yeah whats even more insane is how much time 360 owners have spent playing COD4 and Halo3 when everybodys 360 is broken, lmfao=


ActionBastard3489d ago

Yeah, they are JokesOnYou. My 360 broke after 2 months of use and was manufactured 10-2008. Sh!t hardware is sh!t hardware. Jasper, Falcon, Sleepy, Sneezey and all the other revisions have done squat.


Anon19743489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

Your right. I've had problems with my 360 and I've never shied away from speaking about it. If Microsoft's finally fixed the problem, that's great...for those who have newer 360's. I don't fall into that category, nor do any of the gamers I know (every single one of which I know has had at least 1 360 rrod on them).

Your sarcasm doesn't do anything to invalidate my point, though. I, just like many other gamers out there, have changed our gaming habits because we've been burned by the 360. I was a happy little 360 fan until I was without my console multiple times. You can sit and argue all you want that the 360 is more reliable now, but to those of us that bought a 360 in the first couple of years - that really doesn't help us at all. End of storey. Console reliability was never a factor in my purchasing decisions before. It is now. You'd be an idiot if you had been burned by this before and it didn't affect your choices in the future.

fuckoffodion3489d ago

He's a complete coporate shill. If you ask him nice enough, he'll give you his Microsoft ID number. :)

Sayai jin3489d ago

@Action Bastard & darkride66- I see what you are saying. A broken console would make someone sour. I own a lot of electronics. I am what they call a techie. I have some items not work right out of the box, but I speak on consoles. I used to have problems with the original Nintendo. Does anyone remember when you use to have to wiggle the cartridge around for the game to work? I never experienced any issues with any other problems until my PS2. I went through 4 PS2 (3 laser eye issues, 1 - did not display a picture right out of the box. I was a but soured, but I knew that companies have faulty components, designs, etc. I later got a Gamecube, but it did not have enough games to my liking so I got a Xbox. No issues with either the Gamecube or Xbox, I wish it would have been that purple little Gamecube to have all the problems, because I never used it. Oh, on my 5th PS2 it worked like a charm and still supplies me with fun. I have two original launch 360's no issues to date, well they do sound very loud (like a jet engine...LOL). Now they are not so loud because I choose the optional game installs. I do get the occasional freeze ups. I brought a PS3 without blinking an eye even though I had a bad experience at first with the PS2. I had my little glossy black beauty right next to my Wii and 360. Unfortunately the power supply on my PS3 blew after 2 weeks. Got a new and never had problems again. I now own 2 PS3's. I do know that a lot of my friends have had RROD on the 360, so I know it does happen.

So what I am saying is that people say that X console has a failure rate of 35% and console X has a failure rate of 1 to 3%, but honestly it matters to those people who fall in that percentage.

On topic, pretty impressive numbers. I recently started playing COD so I am one of the 13 million.

@crillyconlig- Not sure what they mean by unique users. I think it is unique gamertags, meaning you are paying for the Gold membership. I do not believe may people have multiple Gold member gamertags.

IdleLeeSiuLung3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

I think it is more of a streamlined experience. Sure PC does everything an Apple laptop can, but the experience of an Mac OSX is considered overall better. I prefer PC, but there is no denying the Mac is a nice combo of hardware and software.

Same thing with Xbox Live!, it just "considered" a more streamlined and better experience than PSN no matter if it is or not. You got to admit that standard Live! feature in every game is nice, but not required while Sony is still working on that alas the recent Trophy requirement in every game.

ActionBastard3489d ago

@ Sayai jin
I too consider myself a techie. I work in the tech industry, I'm always intrigued by new gadgets and functionality and I love gaming. However, my threshold for shotty hardware is not the same. I remember having to wiggle my NES cartridges, having to turn my PSOne upside down, having my Dreamcast's laser die...but I never had an issue with my PS2 or Xbox or Gamecube. My point is I just won't tolerate a product continually breaking and I continually buying/repairing it said product. This shouldn't be "Well the PS2 broke so it's ok that the 360 breaks MORE" or "things break". Your PS3's power supply dying as soon as it is unacceptable, but was remedied. Now if that power supply kept dying, I'm sure there would be a point where you say "piss off" to Sony, the PS3 or both.

evrfighter3489d ago

"you said get the pc (games for WINDOWS) version eh ?... "

are you an idiot? why comment on something you know nothing about?

Cod4 can run standalone online or offline. Or you can buy it on steam if you want to join friends who also bought it on steam. As far as I can recall cod4 has never been a GFW title.

Sayai jin3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

@Action Bastard- So you remember the old NES trick. I did not have to do that with my PS1 or Dreamcast. LOL, upside down. I see what yo are saying. If the my PS3's power supply kept blowing it would sour me, but if it was replaced every time with no expense to me then it would mae it better, but still irritating, especially with all the great games that have been released as of late. I got a little sour with the PS2, but I got replacements within 3 days, but damn I hate missing out on my gaming time. People who have had the 360 die repeatedly is unacceptable an I know there has people who have completely jump ship on the 360. This will be sour note for the 360. I am lucky with not having any serious issues with my 360's and unlucky with my PS3's power supply. If your console breaks it should be remedied quickly and without expense to the gamer.

Edit: Now if we are talking about TV's, I almost turned the cheek on Sony. I went through 3 Trinatrons (32"). They only replaced one. But...I recently brought a 40" Sony HDTV that works well and has a stellar picture. They have renewed my confidence with TV's, but not with home audio. I stick with my Yamaha, Klipsch, and Denon receivers. I told you I was a techie. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. LOL

IdleLeeSiuLung3489d ago

I agree with the Sony tv's. I was highly hesitant about them since somebody very close to the family bought one of the Sony tube Trinitron Tv's from Costco. The darn thing broke and so did a couple others from coworkers of the exact same model also bought at Costco.

Due to a great sale, i got a Sony LCD 40" for $1200 after tax two years ago in July. Tv has been flawless since and I have been happy except for the odd non support of resolutions higher than 1400x1050 on the VGA port. Even the cheaper Sharp at the time supported this.

I guess we are more tolerant when a console breaks as opposed to a $1000+ TV, but my el cheapo Vizio has been pretty good too.

Sayai jin3489d ago

@IdleLeeSiuLung - Yes, I had 3 of those tube tv's back in the day that went belly up. Hats off to those wonderful tax returns. We probably have the same tv.

cmrbe3489d ago

In the end the x360 is the most unreliable gaming console in history. 33% failure rate. The PS2 was nowhere near this rate or any other console before and after it sofar.

You may have experienced a PS2 DRE but a heck alot more people experienced a PROD with the x360. This is a fact you can't deny.

vhero3489d ago

Title is misleading makes out as if there is still 13 million people playing and to say there unique?? probably counting gamertags of people who signed into the game and since every 360 user (including myself) has at last 2 tags (I have 3 1 for europe,1 for us and 1 for jap) then you gotta half that amount.

Sayai jin3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

@cmrbe- I did not or do not deny anything. I am not trying to say the 360, or PS2, etc had a worse failure rate. What I am saying is that whether it is 35% or 1 % if you fall into the percentage then this is what counts. I did experience issues with my PS2 while my brother had none. I have had luck with with my 360's and bad luck with my original PS3, but for someone who has had the RROD then the 360 failure rate matters to that person more. Some people I know are on there 4th and 5th 360. They say the failure rate of the PS3 is about 1 to 3%, but I fall into that category, so it matters to me. We to be honest, I was not worried much, but my point remains the same. I did mentioned that the 360 would forever have the tag of RROD. No disagrees from me though.

Game on....

IaMs123489d ago

Wow that is pretty good numbers and yes that people do have multiple accounts ONLY because you get a month free for signing up. Some people of course pay for more then one but most just do that 1 month free and move on. Im thinking about doing the same thing soon. Either way COD4 was one of the best games this gen and keep at it.

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morriss3489d ago

Erm ACti Blizz reckon that CoD: MW1 sold 13 mill worldwide on all platforms so 13 mill Xbox Live users sounds a little generous.

bageara3489d ago

No way has Cod4 sold 13 mill copies on 360

Bnet3433489d ago

You forgot to count multiple accounts and used game sales. There's your 13 million add tot he fact that not everyone is playing at the same time online. COD4 is as big as Halo 3 on Xbox Live.

BX813489d ago

Maybe people have multiple accounts or maybe people rent the game or borrow it? No that couldn't be it.

leila013489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

It's coming from the developer himself. When are you guys finally gonna stfu and listen?!
Just download the latest Major Nelson Podcast and you'll get all the information you need (about Tekken 6 and Modern Warfare 1&2)

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ActionBastard3489d ago

Boi is fitting since your sack hasn't dropped.

Sayai jin3489d ago

Not exactly...It may not have sold 13 million copies, but they most likely take into account rentals and used games. If you have a gold membership for Xbox live and rent COD and play it on line then there you go. I know that people swap games where I work frequently. My copy of COD 5 has been used by at least 7 people this year. I will not let them have my copy of Gears 2 to or KZ2...hehehehe

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table3489d ago

so many stat boosters...

kaveti66163488d ago

Stat Boosting is rampant on games like Halo 3 and Cod 4. Boosters are people who get good on one account and then create a new account so they can play against NOOBS and achieve even better stats because beating noobs is easy.

It has kind of turned me off of Halo 3 because my friend is a great player and not a booster and I'm just okay, so every time I play with him in my team we encounter boosters on the opposing side who have a high rank but low experience level or much fewer amount of games played. IF you encounter a guy on halo who has played only 40 ranked matches and is a brigadier then you know he's a booster.

rodellison3489d ago

13MM gamers is great, especially a year and a half after the game was released. Wish there was more DLC though..

Dimitri3489d ago

How can there be 13kk XBOX LIVE users when Call of Duty 4 sold 13m on all platforms..

Which the total amount sold on XBOX 360 goes up to 7m ? So how could he say that XBL has 13m people playing COD4.

table3489d ago

people living a double... maybe triple life.

artgamer3489d ago

why are you surprised ? isn't that what 360 fanboys do, shape the truth as they see fit ?

Sez 3489d ago

Actaully art. That's you sonyfanboy that do that. Making up sales so Sony and their games don't look as bad. KZ2 maybe sold close to 1.5 mil. Yet fanboy claim it sold way more. Same with LBP. Fanboy thought it sold 2 mil. Until Sony said it sold 1.3 mil. Or the best on. Ps3 sold 23 mil WW. Yet the reports show it's @ 22 mil.

Point I'm making is. You guys try to spin the truth. Until your proven wrong. Then you either try to back track on your statement or spin the truth to support your claim.

Dimitri3489d ago

Actually I know why there is soo much XBL accounts...

As you all know, when you register a new account you get 1 month of free XBL Gold service.

There you go.. I think that about 30% of XBOX 360 owners do that every month ;).

For PSN is the same thing, but they do it because they want to have access to the EU, USA and Japanesse PS Store.

ShabzS3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

that one month free gold thingy lasts for about 3 accounts only ... after that the console wont have a free gold live on the new accounts you create... it sucked when i found out ... but they got me hooked to the gold perks by the second account ... i'm currently paying ... but still sucks though... i really dont wanna pay to play online its insane ... i understand why they have to do it but ... NO FAIR!

Kleptic3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

last year didn't IW say the PS3 had close to 10 million 'individual' accounts also?...and it was immediately written off because the PSN allows you to make as many new accounts as you want...

if its true that XBL has 13 million unique users playing, or having played, CoD 4...that is ridiculous...because not that many people bought it...which has been confirmed numerous either pretty much every XBL subscriber, save a few million, rented the game and tried it, stole it, or borrowed it from a friend...

JasonPC360PS3Wii3489d ago

More than one person living in a home? roomate, brother, father, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend or mother. Most people arn't a lonely forest cave hermit that lives alone.

AngryTypingGuy3488d ago

Thank you Jason 360. Yes folks, luckily, video games have not yet (and hopefully never will) gone to all digital download, so it is still possible to lend your friends your copy, as in my case. I don't actually own COD4, but my brother let me borrow it, and I played multiplayer, so chances are that I was counted as one of those 13 million even though I didn't actually buy it.

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