Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold nearly 12m units worldwide last year.
That is crazy - i aint 1-of those 12 million I wonder how many people pirated it - again not me
i guess i'm the only one who expected much more it's on the 360/PS3/PC still good sales for MW2
Wow, those are some insane numbers. Too bad most of those copies were sold to @$$holes who shouldn't be playing the game in the first place.
MW2 was the most pirated game of 2009 with over 4 million copies reported as pirated. http://kotaku.com/5435876/r...
PC sales aren't included (see my post below).
Yeah, so much for "oh MW is crap, iz teh glitchfest!, iz teh CoD4.5, weak campaign, cash grab grabage" ... but we still went out and gave it record sales in support of it so can have more MW3 with more glitches and ADD gameplay can be created ... but something truly innovative and industry defining that pushes gaming? "Meh, teh graphics, nothing special" Aren't we great gamers indeed? Yes, we are. Honestly, from now on, if I see any one on any forum talking down on MW series calling it crap in anyway or criticizing it I will keep giving thumbs down on that comment cause gamers are full of $#%^.
Well it met it's overall expected sales, nearly 12 million is a huge number.
Insane numbers for two months. I got my copy but ready for either MAG or Bad Company two after Mass Effect 2 gets completed. Then there's Bioshock 2 and GOD III. Man there are just so any games coming out.
I am not one of the 12m either. :P
But in this case, I am glad it sold well. I play it all the time and the more players online, the more divers the matches can be. If you get into a bad lobby, you can get out and into another lobby that will have greater potential for being a fun one. I rarely have issues with the game so for me, and I make it clear to say, FOR ME, the game is fun as heck.
@ Chubear ya but remember... sales don't = quality ( thats what we are always hearing from sony fans ). it does not matter how much the game has sold, it is still a big mess of an online pile of dog poo. And yes, we as gamers are too blame ( not those who actually stood by their word and didn't buy it, but the weaker ones, myself included ). I sold my copy when darksiders came out. i still play my brothers copy every now and then hoping to have a good game and then after 10min I remember why I sold it and I stop. even the people on here who defend the game and say it's the best ever, these are the same people if you actually hear them in a match they are the ones saying "what the F£%! " every 2 min because of some bull Sh that happened to them.
Awesome numbers. the sales rape, its unbearable.
They don't deserve nearly half of these sales. Riding on the success of an IP is a disgusting practice. At least GTA IV tried with a fantastic storyline and characters+dialogue. MW2 dropped the ball almost entirely.
I said I wasn't gonna buy it before it came out, and I didn't. (following through on something, what a crazy concept, eh?) Keep f*ckin' that chicken guys. Don't complain next time Activision decides to pull some bullshit on consumers. You only have yourselves to blame.
Ya know sometimes, I feel like I'm the only person out of the 12 million who loved this game. I played COD4, loved it, MW2 was really more of the same with some new stuff mixed in, so I loved it, too. I still don't get WTF all you haters were expecting and why you take some of the problems that are annoying but can be worked around as deal breakers that need to be harped on endlessly and religiously. I've been playing this game for months (PS3 version) with no major problems. Seriously, like Tallahassee says: Nut up or shut up. Really a lot of the crying sounds like people who can't win every game getting pissed a lot of the time to me... half the stuff you guys complain about, I've never even SEEN happen once. Don't get me wrong, I'm playing MAG now instead of MW2 and I'll probably play BFBC2 and MOH, too, and I expect they WILL probably UP the bar but really MW2 was WAY more than 60 bucks worth of entertainment for me. I guess I had enough sense to know what to expect from a twitch shooter and its goofy, occasionally immature, fanbase.
Guido's right. It's fun and addicting as heck. Once the map pack comes out, probably another million or so will sell. I can't get into the BC2 demo. It's jerky, there are a ton of campers, spawn camping is a huge problem, the weapons don't seem to do anything...I'm just hating on it. And I played the damn thing for 3 days straight. Definitely a pass. Once the MW2 maps come out, I'll be a happy boy!
I'm with ya guys. I've been having a ton of fun with it ever since Novermber 11th... I'm not really sure as to where all these major glitches are, because I have never even seen the Javelin glitch, believe it or not. I think most of the haters haven't actually played it on their own, and are just going off the rumors, just to fit into the whole "bash mw2" scene.
That's 2.7 copies a second, 24 hours a day. Not bad.
Not good either, considering the quality of the game.
this game only sold based off hype...because it fails gameplay wise in my opinion...
Exactly. I bought this game purely out of hype and it's the only game I've bought this gen that I actually want to return. The are much more better games to buy on the PS3/360.
Funny the exact same thing happened with GTA:IV. Gamers don't learn that's why companies keep pulling this sh1t.
That's a lot of MW2 games!!!
I own the first Modern Warfare (COD4) for my PS3 and when I first played it, I thought it was absolutely incredible and I still do. I was very much anticipating MW2 and at first, I thought it was a big improvement on the first. However once I completed MW2, I now realised it's not as great as media have hyped it up to be. I'm still actually thinking of trading it in for any other game that I plan to buy next. I dont know what it is, but I just felt that something was missing. MW2 is still a good game, but definitely not great. I may still keep it to make up a trilogy as the Infinty Ward have stated there will be a third installment.
I sold 1 copy of MW2 in 2009
hahah, Zing. I sold 1 copy as well. If they had a multiplayer demo before the games release they would not have sold anywhere near that number.
I rented 1 copy.
My dog ate 1 copy! LOL just kidding.
Hype-zilla rampages on. These numbers make me sad for the gaming world. Graphics seem to be more important than gameplay for a huge number of people.
Well if everyone had been aware of how big of a mess the multiplayer was they wouldn't have sold as many. You can't sit there and act like everyone new this was going to be a bad game and went and picked it up anyways because it looked pretty. MW was awesome and still one of the best multiplayers I have ever played but no one knew how inferior MW2 was going to be.
12,000,000??? Oh wow, I was wrong - It MUST be 'good' then...
Kotick's laughing all the way to the bank
And 8 million traded in 2010 for Bad Company 2.
Yeah really, the BC2 demo is so much better than MW2.
yeah yeah yeah. BFBC will NEVER sell close to MW2. Better game you say? so what? Gamers don't want better games, they just want hype. They just want their gods of gaming reviews sites to tell them how incredible a hyped game is. BFBC will get 9.2 ave but ofcourse MW2 has 9.5 ave so the mighty metaritic has told us all that MW2 is a better gaming experience by .3 of a difference so we'll stick to MW3 and ignore BFBC cause metaritic say so. Why would a developer go out and try to bring new gaming experiences when they see that a vast majority of developers that have done a great job in pushing gaming forward dont' get 1/10th the kind of success other devlopers pushing same ol' same ol' lower quality gaming do? Why would I put my neck out as a developer? That's why you now have EA bringing out TWO Modern Warfare type clones. That's why you'll see more and more FPSs copying MW2 and we'll all cry "where's the innovation?!!?, we need something new!" and some will say - YOU killed innovation. Now STFU and get back to your MW2 clone #127846.
BF:BC2 will barely creap up on 2.5 million sold. It will be lucky if it ever breaks 3 million. It's a great franchise that is much overlooked.
the pc community alone will ensure 2.5 million copies sold...there's still 2 other platforms.
You mean 2.5 million copies... pirated. Right?
Guido...maybe it would have been over looked if MW2 wasn't such a disappointment. Now that a lot of people have jumped off the MW2 bandwagon (myself included) that will inevitably lead to more BC2 purchases.
In November 360 = 4.2 million, PS3 = 1.9 million. In December 360 = 1.63, PS3 = 1.12 add them all up to give 8.83 million. What about the PC sales?
The PC version outsold the lifetime sales of COD4 in the first week, that is a fact. Digital distribution sales are also not counted, so the number is unknown.
Worst game I bought in 09 easily, and I had high hopes for it.
"Looking at the sales region-by-region, the USA emerged with the keenest appetite for the shooter, snapping up 8.82m copies." spot the stereotype...
It's sad, though. I think other games deserve the sales by far. MW2 is the bastard-child of the games industry.
I got through this game in 5 hours and don't play multiplayer. Thankfully, my neighbor loaned it to me, but he was very disappointed in what he paid toward what he was getting.
...deserve to sell that many units, its simply not that good. I'll bet anything that a huge percentage of those who own it are not supposed to be even playing it, well, thats if its M or R rating meant anything. By the way, is anyone else completely sick of the sequences in COD games where you jump, slip, fall, etc and someone else grabs you and pulls you to safety? MW2 - rated R for Kids.
FLOPZZZZZ! -End statement
i bought this game, because all my friends did. its a fun game to play with friends.. its very easy to play, which is why me and most of my buddies are getting BFBC2.. a game that actually takes skill.. at least imo.
Thats terrible. This game didn't deserve to sell this much. CODMW2 was the worst game I played this gen. Mostly due to the awful bugs that are still plaguing this pile of trash.
Worst game this gen is going a bit overboard. There have been a lot a shoveware. Like Haze for example.
GTA San Andreas, 17 million only on PS2...
and that 10 million should have been spread evenly across all the other Q4'09 games
That's a lot of copies for a very glitchy game. I enjoyed it though. I am looking forward to Battlefield Bad Company 2.
12 million suckers.
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