Submitted by FlipFlopGamegeek 1816d ago | news

Xbox 360 Version of Black Ops Prestige Edition Trouncing PS3 Version in Sales

It’s been long enough to look at preliminary sales date taken from one retailer, which shows that not only is the Xbox 360 version of Black Ops Prestige Edition beating the PS3 version, but it’s beating it by a large margin. (Call of Duty: Black Ops, PS3, Xbox 360)

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MariaHelFutura  +   1816d ago | Well said
Some websites make a living off of "pitting" single console owners against each other.
blitz0623  +   1816d ago
I'm surprised given that Halo Reach comes out in the same quarter, but given the history of 360 owners this shouldn't really come as a surprise
presto717  +   1816d ago
why is 360 version getting more preorders?
There is barely any difference. I'm surprised sales aren't split across the platforms roughly evenly
Biggest  +   1816d ago
They started selling it already? No one on my friend list is playing it. Or are they making noise about pre-orders again?
Psfan999  +   1816d ago
Stupid retards, not just the 360 ones, anyone who buys this game.
ExplosionSauce  +   1816d ago
$150 for a COD game? Wow
Amazon pre-orders Ooooh

What's the point of this article anyway?
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NecrumSlavery  +   1816d ago
360 feeds on third party content. Giving Activision a billion dollars to secure this gens COD DLC as timed exclusive, is a big deal to gamers apparently. Shooter fans need shooter thing to fill their shooter craving hearts
gamingdroid  +   1816d ago
"why is 360 version getting more preorders?"

Most likely it is game genre preference on each respective platforms. Call of Duty franchise has always been huge on the Xbox 360.
bioshock1221  +   1816d ago
Yeah I know I don't know why everyone would be surprised by this COD games have always sold better on the Xbox 360 so I don't expect any different from COD Black Ops. It would be more surprising if it where the other way around.
morganfell  +   1816d ago
Remember all of the screaming people did about the crappy nature of MW2? And that is what they are bragging about? Being a repeat sucker?
Persistantthug  +   1816d ago
I don't understand why this would matter...
Both versions will sell a spitload of copies, netting ACTIVISION a spitload of money.

Modern Warfare 2 sold 11 million units on the 360 and 8 million units on the PS3.

That's alot of money either way....why do I care which version gives Activision more money when they've already made them a half billion dollars on each one?

I'm not following, I guess.
SilentNegotiator  +   1816d ago
Preorder information on Amazon brought to you by "Gears of Words" at wordpress.

For one, no duh Black ops will sell more on the 360. Call of Duty has been on the 360 since launch (COD2) and there are more 360s out there.

And calling preorders "sales"? Silly Willy.
sikbeta  +   1816d ago
And the answer for that is in the price, WTF! $150 for an every year COD... Please...
n4gno  +   1816d ago
More call of noobs players on xbox, less great exclusives, no move = more call of duty sold, logic.
EeJLP-  +   1816d ago
Good. What does this show? PS3 owners are smarter than 360 owners? It's just MW2 repackaged and sold to you at full price again. I thought I was watching MW2 gameplay in the Black Ops trailer.. just with a couple different weapons.
EeJLP-  +   1816d ago
Wow, $150
+ a couple $15 map packs (think Activision will try $20 this time?)
+ $50 Xbox Live
= LMAO amounts of $$$ to play MW2 again with a couple new weapons.

No thanks.. Haven't bought any CoD's yet and I'm plenty happy without them. I'll think about picking it up for the campaign when it hits $3-5.
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EeJLP-  +   1816d ago
Make a big deal about a $599 launch PS3 (being the cheapest Blu-ray player at the time, a PS3, PS2, PS1, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, Super-Audio CD, SD, USB, Memory Stick, CF, built in Wifi, Bluetooth, Harddrive standard, HDMI standard, 7.1 surround sound, etc.)

Then gloat about paying $230+ ($150 + map packs + Xbox Live fee) to play a game on your 360, lol.

"We preordered more $230 games than you, ha ha ha."
OK... good luck with that.

How can you complain about the one and then brag about buying/playing a rehashed game for $230 on a 5 year old console?
inveni0  +   1816d ago
So what does this prove exactly? That 360 owners are willing to pay an insane amount of money on a stupid video game and PS3 owners won't? Because PS3 owners paid more for their system. I guess it balances out in the end.
DarkSpawnClone  +   1816d ago
lmafo no game is worth 150$ especially Cod.Much better games coming out to even think about cod i have 6 cod games ..i don't need more -_- there getting boring and its just the same thing over and over on a new map.
0mega4  +   1816d ago
its not a surprise
for xbox we have one good exclusive this year Reach

we have less options as far as game this year

as ps3 has lbp2 gt5 all coming out in the same period
weazel  +   1816d ago
Who would honestly have the raging lack of self esteem or awareness needed to drive a $80 'toy' spy car with pretend semtex attached around?
12 year olds and......
..nah. That's it. pew, pew, pew.

(Wait. This is Activision we're talking about here, so twelve year olds with access to their parents credit cards and pins.)
Kill Crow  +   1816d ago
So hold on
last year PS3 owners would say this is because the 360 was out a year longer etc etc ..

But now that the install base is down to only 3 million, what do they say?
insomnium  +   1816d ago
I just love your logic. Agreed and bubbles +.
Droid Smasha  +   1816d ago
MS has early DLC for COD:BO of course thats the version ppl will buy
ChronoJoe  +   1816d ago
It has absolutely nothing to do with that.

PS3 owned just have never cared about COD - as much as 360 fans. PS3 owners prefer a broader range of game genres, typically. And have more competition for there attention in the military FPS market. (Killzone, MAG, Socom).
Zechs34  +   1816d ago
Well said Joe
Edit: @ Below, says who, you? The analyst for Microsoft? Mediocre, damn please point me to your site where you review these games with all the systems you have... Thought so
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Skadoosh  +   1816d ago
Joe, you know that Modern Warfare 2 sold more than any of the games you mentioned combined? You're talking about the biggest military shooter this gen. Sure it had online bugs and noobfests but it's still a beast of a game. The games you mention are mediocre at best.
Persistantthug  +   1816d ago
@Skadoosh......That's true...Call of Duty does sell on the PS3, no doubt about that...
But the ratio of PS3 only owners who do not like or care about Call Of Duty is probably greater there.

Myself, for example, I bought my PS3 in January 2009, and I have yet to buy a COD game.

I did play MW2 last Jan (2010) on my little nephew's XBOX 360...my first play with a COD game.

I liked the single player, but after a few minutes of watching him go 18-0 and then 15-0 in the multiplayer, where he didn't die once because he safely sat in a bedroom and killed everything that moved.......I asked my nephew to put the single player back on.

That's my personal experience.
ChronoJoe  +   1816d ago
I'm fully aware that it's sold more than those other titles, but that doesn't mean that they are not competition for it's target consumers attention. On the PS3s side.

That, stacked on top of lesser interest in the FPS, overall, with more interest in other genres like Adventure. (See Batman AAs sales figures). And slightly lesser attach rates and overall install base mean that every Call of Duty game, will outsell it's PS3 counterpart. Irrespective of how it's presented (with special editions, with exclusive DLC).

I mean, if the PS3 version was selling better, that'd be a newsworthy shocker.
avengers1978  +   1816d ago
OH wait I can pay more money for the same game sign me up... no thanks I've got a regular copy on reserve and that's fine. FOR PS3 OF COURSE
tinybigman  +   1816d ago
western gaming media is f*cking retarded.
JsonHenry  +   1816d ago
You mean like this one? :)

I am getting the PC version.
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BattleAxe  +   1816d ago
Thats ok, I wonder where the XBOX 360 pre orders are sitting for Killzone 3, Socom 4 and Gran Turismo 5 right now.....oh wait, none of these games are on the 360.
-MD-  +   1816d ago
I love how none of that is relevant to this.
Corepred4  +   1816d ago
I love how you only have one bubble.
Roozium  +   1816d ago
Now I'm gonna be you, an ignorant fanboy but on the otherside.

Thats ok, I wonder where the PS3 pre orders are sitting for Halo Reach, Gears of War 3 and Fable 3 right now...oh wait, none of these games are on the PS3.
Darrius Cole  +   1816d ago
Anyone think that the free game that comes in the Medal of Honor may have something to do with that.
Commodore  +   1816d ago
Well I've been saying it since the beginning of the whole "console war".

PS3 owners are older and can't afford to go out and buy every single over priced, stupid, $150 "special" edition of every game....especially in this economy.

Now 360 owners on the other hand are little bratty kids who bitch and moan until they get what they want.

I believe we have video of this happening.

....I can see why it works.
kneon  +   1816d ago
Hold on there, I'm definitely one of those old PS3 owners and I can afford whatever I want. The difference is I don't care about this prestige edition. I did order the Little Big Planet Collectors edition and the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood collectors edition but this prestige edition is uninteresting to me.
Commodore  +   1816d ago
Ya, I don't mean to say that PS3 owners are poor. I am one.

But we have a lot more things on our plate. I also decide not to buy stupid special editions. Hell, I'm not even buying this game because Call Of Duty sucks ass anymore.
XactGamer  +   1816d ago
And some fanboys on this site make a living complaining about it
Shamuz  +   1816d ago
Agreed, it's kinda sad tbh.
N4BmpS  +   1816d ago
Uh is this site seriously making this comparison, of how many people are ordering CoD: Black Ops Prestige Edition? Now, I don't like to say these types of things because it makes me sad really but they're trying to take cheap pathetic shots at the PS3 simple. Rather sad if you ask me and if you look at the name of the website gearsofwords.com? I guess if they're going to bash a console or take cheap shots at it, might as well drag a 360 game down with them.

I bought 2 CoD games and I think that's all I'll buy from this series. Soooo I'm sure there are a lot of gamers with that in mind (360 and PS3 gamers)
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DigitalAnalog  +   1816d ago
It shows that the PS3 fanbase on COD are not as strong as before. I hope the gap widens in the following years to come.

**I love news like this..

-End statement
NY_Pride  +   1816d ago
PS3 user no crap when they see it.
NY_Pride  +   1816d ago
I was sleepy as fook when I wrote that. lol
Threesix  +   1816d ago
Wow look at how all of a sudden PS3 people are angling for the "sophisticated gamer" and downplaying the entire COD franchise because more people want to play it on the 360 with its better online communication system. "Why who would want to play that TRIPE! Give me some cultured games that I can play unlike those 360 groundlings!"

If it was the other way around with PS3 beating the 360, the same people would be saying "Hell yeah! 360 sucks and this is just more proof that I constantly seek to justify my console purchase! LOL!" or at least more of that than what's already seen.
IMChampion  +   1816d ago
Not really surprised here. We all know Call of Duty is practically a Xbox title and that the Xbox audience love themselves some FPS.
MariaHelFutura  +   1816d ago
This game will sell well on all platforms it`s on. Regardless of how good or bad it is.
dkgshiz  +   1816d ago
Sadly yes.
This game will probably surpass 12 million sales in its 1st year alone. It gives me stomach pains just saying that.
karl  +   1816d ago
yeah fuck call of duty....
playstation_clan  +   1816d ago
i still think people who buy this game every year shouldnt be considered gamers at all. ITs the same game, like all call of duty games, stop buying the hype and support games that are innovative
AngryFork  +   1816d ago
PS3 owners know better.
DigitalRaptor  +   1816d ago
We sure do.
SaberEdge  +   1816d ago
Yes, that's why the Call of Duty games are some of the best selling games on the PS3 by far.
bennyace  +   1816d ago
IMChampion ...You do realise...
That 3 of the top 5 best selling games on PS3 are : modern warfare, modern warfare 2 and world at war... Aren't those from the CoD franchise?

You can't denie the fact the CoD is a very successful franchise. Numbers don't lie.
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Knuxxx  +   1816d ago
Numbers don't lie indeed
Though this isn't an issue of total sales on either system. this is about 360 owners blowing their cash on what could be the biggest swindle in history. Paying well over double the price of the original game two years in a row for what? some NV goggles and a RC toy? Congrats you can now play with your toys in the dark and not have to worry about mommy and daddy seeing the lights on in your room anymore, I hope it was worth it.

You're right, number's don't lie, and based off that fact, there's a good amount of people out there on either console who's "numbers" are low indeed...
Godmars290  +   1816d ago
Let's just ignore the bigger issue of Activision pushing a $149 - F*CKING ONE HUNDRED FORTY-NINE F*CKING DOLLARS?! - version of a game.

No, lets just ignore the utter morons who are putting money in the pocket of the company that wants to charge online for games like this one...
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big_silky  +   1816d ago
It always amuses me when everybody cries poverty and how there's more games out than they can afford yet they'll willingly slap down $80, $100, $150 for an edition that comes with some dollar store level tchotkes or a $10 Walmart RC car. I'd rather have the 2, almost 3 new games that $150 will get me.
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rdgneoz3  +   1816d ago
Yep, I'd rather spend that $150 on 2 to 3 other games. And seeing as Nov has a ton of good games (GT5, LB2, AC:B, ...), why waste money on a $10 RC car when you could spend it elsewhere. Some limited editions of games are worth it, others like this just try to milk you for more money. And the funny thing is that idiots will buy into it and put down the money.
BattleAxe  +   1816d ago
Back in 2003 when I bought Socom 2 for PS2, I paid $69.99. Games haven't really changed in terms of pricing. I remember the original Final Fantasy for the NES was $100.
swinesucker  +   1816d ago
Honestly, who the fuck are these losers?
Ivan Drago IV  +   1816d ago
We are talking about the same gamers who pay 12 bucks just to change their gamertag and 50 bucks to just simply play a game online. No surprise here
Cold 2000  +   1816d ago
Yeah dude whatever.

Anyways its def not the GT5 effect since the prorders for Black Ops on PS3 are higher than those for GT5.
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silvacrest  +   1816d ago
i thought sales only mattered to the likes of you?
preorders can easily be cancel'd i've done it enough times

anyway, the bigger issue at hand is why on earth are people paying so much more extra for bullshit?
iHEARTboobs  +   1816d ago
Again with the movers and shakers. This has no significance whatsoever.
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Nitrowolf2  +   1816d ago
No duh
it was like this last year, it will be like that this year
and one year from now we will see this article again for the next COD
Counter Strike  +   1816d ago
It will sell better on 360
Like every other Shooter.
Fishy Fingers  +   1816d ago
Really? The 360, renowned for being a shooter centric console is out selling the PS3 in America where it has a greater install base.

Well colour me surprised.
rdgneoz3  +   1816d ago
Who would have ever thought that would be possible...
butterfinger  +   1816d ago
Didn't this just become available for pre order today? N4G should seriously ban Wordpress blogs. Any of us could go start one right now and apparently have it approved on this site.
PainisCupcake  +   1816d ago
Who gives a toss.
dkgshiz  +   1816d ago
I hope the PS3 version of Black ops flops. COD is nothing but a shitty game series thats going to be milked to nothing. Its just a rehash. The 360 owners can buy this all they want. While I go play better games like GT5 this winter.
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jdktech2010  +   1816d ago
Curious.....everyone talks about it being the same game...what's so different in GT5? (I've never played them) but I imagine a racing game can't really change too much. It's just upgraded graphics and new cars.

Please tell me what's so revolutionary about GT5
butterfinger  +   1816d ago
Gran Turismo 5...
features over 1000 cars, possibly go kart, possibly a track editor, night racing, rain and snow, WRC Rally racing with dirt actually accumulating on your vehicle, NASCAR, and more attention to detail than any racing simulator ever made on a console. Not to mention it will be running 1080p at 60fps. GT5 is a vast improvement over GT4 as it should be. Please don't EVER compare the Gran Turismo series to Call Of Duty.
acky1  +   1816d ago
you're right..
GT5 probs won't change it up that much but then again the developers ain't pumping out a yearly gran tursimo title and charging full price for it.

COD is stupidly overrated...
jdktech2010  +   1816d ago
I mean; I'm not a racing game fan at all but all the fanboys who say Halo doesn't change anything or COD (though I get it about the yearly thing) and then praise GT5 as a huge release seems hypocritical to me
Pootangpie  +   1816d ago
oh you mean the game that took ages coming out
face it GT5 is all hype no promise GT3 was the only good game in the series the rest where trash espically GT4 I also love how everyone aboard the COD hate train because they think there cool doing it
butterfinger  +   1816d ago
Let's face it kid, you've never actually played a Gran Turismo game. You simply spat out crap that you've heard someone else say. I also find it funny how you say "all hype and no promise". I'm pretty sure the "hype" and "promise" go hand in hand. What you are trying to say is that it won't deliver, but every bit of information we get continues to prove otherwise. Maybe I should feel bad for you since all the cool kids are hating on your precious COD. Lmao.

@jdktech - COD is literally barely any different from release to release, so those people are justified. The Halo series deserves to be praised for what it has done for the FPS genre on consoles. That being said, what exactly do you want a racing simulator to do differently that they aren't doing by adding all of these extra modes this year?! Do you want them to add bikes? They made Tourist Trophy for that. Do you want them to add an adventure or story mode or something? I mean, seriously, do you even know.what was in the other Gran Turismo games versus what is in this one? It sounds like you are fairly ignorant on the subject and should just stop trying to talk about it.
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MicroSony4Life  +   1816d ago
I really hope this generation of gameing is not rememberd for Call of Duty. I dont have nothing against the game but when awesome games like God of War 3, Uncharted 1&2, Killzone, Mass Effect dont get half the attention and sales like what COD receives thats a bit scary.

I dont want to look back 30 years from now and some websites post an article about the mighty sales of COD during the PS3/360 era instead of talking about the awesomess that were those other games that I mentiond.
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WLPowell  +   1816d ago
It's the highest selling console game
Sorry but it will be. Much Like Halo, GTA, etc. "defined" last gen because they sold a lot.
SoSLy  +   1816d ago
Theres just alot to buy for the PS3 this holiday.. theres the LBP2, GT5 and so on. GT5 SE is amazing and so is LBP2. Personally I found the COD SE kind of "cheap" after buying their night vision googles which was totally retarded imo. I'm planning on buying Halo Reach SE and GT5 SE this holiday since theyre the only SE I thought was worth my money.
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Flipflopp  +   1816d ago
These type of analysis only show pre-orders online. They don't take in account of how many people just pick up the game from stores after the release. All they are doing is stirring the pot. Trying to portray one consoles loyalty to a game franchise than another.
WLPowell  +   1816d ago
well the 360 is getting the DLC first
so the franchise showed loyalty to one side first. It just means crappy, low-res, untested shooters sold better on 360.
Baka-akaB  +   1816d ago
This is one of the few games for wich i feel , the lesser copies sold on any platform , the better for that platform .
hybridtheory12  +   1816d ago
Why on earth would any1 buy the prestige edition? Oh its the xbox version...makes sense. they are used to paying for nothing special
nsnsmj  +   1816d ago
i hate these types of articles. no offense to anyone, but is this really a surprise? every multiplatform shooters and most exclusive shooters that i can think of has sold better on the 360. from personal experience, i know this too because all my friends who have a 360 have friggin Call of Duty....and/or some type of Halo game. just stating the obvious.
Neko_Mega  +   1816d ago
An this is a shock how? 360 does good with FPS games, their really isn't anything else that sells as good as their FPS games.

Ok Gears isn't really a FPS game, but it is a shooter.
dkgshiz  +   1816d ago
I think it should be a law...
When you go to a store and pick up a COD game. You should be required to wear a sheep costume when walking into the store.
Baka-akaB  +   1816d ago
you forgot to add a fee to enter the shop , and then it will be complete
jdktech2010  +   1816d ago
I know you can't answer but how is someone buying sometying they enjoy playing being a sheep? It's cool to hate on the internet. The franchise is far from perfect but it's still fun to play once you realize it's faults. EVERY game has it's faults
WLPowell  +   1816d ago
broken untested crap
that caters to glitchers and campers and they continue to buy it... Yeah, sheep sounds fitting.
SaberEdge  +   1816d ago
If you think the campers are such a big deal it's probably because you suck and you don't know how to deal with them. It's not my favorite shooter, but lots of people enjoy it for a reason.

I hate this "holier than thou" attitude some people have. In all honesty I think those people are being the sheep by jumping on the bandwagon of hating on Call of Duty.
swinesucker  +   1816d ago
LOFL! So true.
GeoramA  +   1816d ago
Generic military shooter selling better on 360

bustamove  +   1816d ago

And this is news...how?
Wakka_  +   1816d ago
360 owners buy games. Simple as that.
bustamove  +   1816d ago
Plenty of shooters, while games like Alan Wake are left in the dust. Lol @ you. That's supposed to prove 360 owners buy games. Whatever you say.

EDIT: Go ahead and give yourself agrees and slam disagrees on whoever disagrees with you. Really mature.
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Silly gameAr  +   1816d ago
You really love those mainstream shooters, that's for sure.
wissam  +   1816d ago
Why they didn't bough their precious mass effect 2 then. mr waka.
Knuxxx  +   1816d ago
That statement is only HALF right
360 owners buy Call of duty, Hell 360 owners spend the money I use in half a year on games on CoD alone. That's Dedication. Or brain damage, your pick.
OpenGL  +   1816d ago
Who gives a shit about another Call of Duty cash-in? This franchise will be dead in 5 years.
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KingZFlipper  +   1816d ago
Who The Hell Cares?
The Call Of Duty franchise is looking to get worse and worse. From Call Of Duty 4, it's all been downhill. Activision should really care about their customers and not their sales. Take a break from the Franchise and release one in about 2-3 years. Oh but that won't happen because then some 10-year old british helium-boys would come and scream to Bobby Kotick: "Where's our Call Of Duty games that we need every year?" And of course, Activision doesn't care about you. They care about your money.

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chase167  +   1816d ago
ill just download it on my 360
so who cares
jneul  +   1816d ago
what do you expect when the only game they get are shooters, us ps3 owners buy games all year and not just shooters:P:P
Instead of buying the next instalment of generic shooter x, you guys should be supporting games like alan wake....
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maverick1191  +   1816d ago
its funny how everyone pays for this game full price £45 when u can just go to supermarkets on midnight and get it for half price lmao
monkeybizz  +   1816d ago
this will be £25 in Tesco, Asda like MW2 was.
USEYOURFIST  +   1816d ago
yep and thats the only way im even gonna think of gettin it as i am going for medal of honour for my fps fix this year as i enjoyed the beta
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