Analysis: Predicting Success of Black Ops Launch

November 9th doesn’t bring the release of the most anticipated game of the year—that honor arguably goes to Blizzard’s Starcraft II--but Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops will be the most popular game of 2010. In fact, the question on most people’s minds is not whether it will be a commercial success, but whether it can break the record sales of Modern Warfare 2.

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deadreckoning6662705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

"5.5 million units on day one, 10 million units by the end of November."

Considering its a the most popular multiplatform franchise this generation...its possible.

LoVeRSaMa2704d ago

They are aiming high, but people lost a lot of fair due to MW2, its possible Black ops could turn it around but if they don't the COD IP will surely suffer.

CombineElite2704d ago

Let me guess they are predicting 6 million units sold day one and 20 GOTY awards by day 2 and a Hall of Fame induction by the end of November.

Call of Duty is the most popular multi-platform game that i can remember so yeh it's gonna do big numbers.

I just hope it's more balanced and solid than MW2.

scar202705d ago

i get mine next friday but not paying kotick one cent up yours.

Nihilism2704d ago

If you are referring to pirating it,I read earlier it's already up, so go get em tiger ;)

Don't feel bad, it's activision, I wouldn't

scar202704d ago

Nihilism no im getting it4rm my job since i work at a videogame warehouse seems i have to pick up copies for my buddies as well.

DontShoot-Me-Bro2704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

@ scar2: woow in that picture he looks like he could play the joker in the next batman film! look at that smile..!

Dark-Cloud2704d ago

hahahahaha ,ur right ...

jjank112704d ago

If I can get it free, I'll play this game. If not, then i'm not worried. I got other games that are 10x more intriguing.

Convas2704d ago

I'm getting my copy free, so Activision will not see a penny of my money.

Mafia22002704d ago

am already sick of hearing about this game

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