Submitted by darthdevidem01 1752d ago | news

Call Of Duty : Black Ops Sells 7 Million Copies On Day 1

According to early VGChartz estimates, Call of Duty: Black Ops has become the fastest-selling game of all time with over 7 million units sold on day one following over 4.5 million preorders as reported earlier in the week. If the 7 million for Black Ops holds true, it would make the launch around 10% larger than Modern Warfare 2 and the biggest of all time.

Lending some extra weight to VGChartz estimations are reports that over 4 million users have now connected to Xbox Live to play Black Ops and there are similarly impressive figures going around for PSN. (Call of Duty: Black Ops, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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darthdevidem01  +   1752d ago
Expected I guess.

But critics have been less nice to this one than Modern Warfare 2...who knows if it'll continue to sell big in the long run!
drkcharizard   1752d ago | Spam
Parapraxis  +   1752d ago
Not that I trust VGChartz numbers, but I figured it would out-pace MW2 easily, something that paid analysts couldn't see.

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Blaze929  +   1752d ago
"According to early VGChartz estimates"
dunno why anyone would continue reading after that honestly...
Seferoth75  +   1752d ago
because most of us are not bitter fanboys. WE can comprehend what an estimate is and don't use that as an excuse to hate someone for showing our console in last place...
fuckoffodion  +   1752d ago
you seriously have issues you nintendo fanboy. You always sound like a bitter fanboy.
UnwanteDreamz  +   1751d ago
Blaze says "dunno why anyone would continue reading after that honestly... "

Then you start with the insults? Since you are intelligent enough to understand what an estimate is then you must understand why people don't believe VGCharts. They sample their numbers from select retailers and estimate everything based on their limited numbers. Other places do that but other places also have more than 30 years experience doing so.

Nevermind I could go on but you aren't intelligent enough to keep up.

NPD founded in 1967
VGCharts founded in 2005
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TheoreticalParticle  +   1751d ago
According to VGChartz, it sold 7 million day 1, huh?

Well, now I know that it sold nothing close to 7 million copies on Day 1. Last time a Call of Duty came out they were only like, 3 million copies off. Let's see what it is this time.
PS360fanboy  +   1751d ago
@Blaze929 Ok dude, it's 2010, we already got it. Vgchartz is unreliabl when it comes to non-sony exclusives, right?
TheoreticalParticle  +   1751d ago
So, VGCompleteBullshitChartz is only off by 2 million this time.

When your estimate is off by such fantastically large amounts, they cease being estimates and are just shots in the dark. You could have asked anyone on N4G what the numbers were going to be and gotten something equally close.
FrankDrebin  +   1752d ago
The game is amazingly awesome! Makes sense it has sold so many!
Imperator  +   1751d ago
And next year COD8 will launch big and so will 9 etc, etc. I'm certain the COD franchise will eventually surpass Mario as the best selling franchise. Then again, sales =/= quality. Still, that's some very impressive numbers!
visualb  +   1751d ago
Call Of Duty : Black Ops Sells 7 Million Copies On Day 1
So I guess thats irrefutable evidence that this game is good right?


darkcharizard  +   1752d ago
Call Of Duty : Black Ops Sells 7 Million Copies On Day 1
Minimox16  +   1752d ago
The World it's a FPS place now :(
NewsForMe  +   1752d ago
There are still plenty of games from different genres. Its no worse than JRPGs last gen.
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Marceles  +   1752d ago
Don't know about you, but I actually miss last gen's JRPG extravaganza. Honestly, JRPGs were bigger in the gen before last...I was cool just playing Half-Life, CS, and BF2, nowadays everything is in first person.
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- Ghost of Sparta -  +   1752d ago
Proof that most gamers have no taste.
ape007  +   1751d ago
cause it didn't
match yours huh?
Shaka2K6  +   1751d ago
The masses are stupid man, the same people that pay $400+ for a phone.LOL!
visualb  +   1751d ago
actually...crowd intelligence is greater
but thats intelligence

you can't match choice of product with intelligence because when you get into a crowd, the way a person thinks changes...A LOT.

so, lets say, although masses are not STUPID, they are more intelligent that 1 person (i.e a crowd of 10 people with ok SMARTS will outdo a genius alone)


when it comes to SELECTING a product, a crowd does indeed follow the motion, so as to fit in
this isn't called stupidity though, its just called crowd mentality

belonging, wanting to be "part" of something bigger.

happens as mentioned with Apple and the iPhone/iPod
also happens with stuff like DS and Wii, even clothes and styles.

COD has that effect. You'll see many people get COD "because their friends got them", I assure you if most peoples friends didn't get COD, they wouldn't either

imho, thats the WRONG way to deal with a product, but thats me, others prefer the group mentality to the individual mentality.

thats why COD, and Wii, and iPhone, and iPad, and god knows what else sells:

because other people buy it.
ape007  +   1751d ago
omg the logic here is broken, "EVERYBODY is stupid", you know I think that the nerdy day-in day-out flame-baits and console wars are the most stupid thing on planet earth, I guess Now you know who's the real "stupid"
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UnwanteDreamz  +   1751d ago
The way I see it no more stupid then using populartiy as a measure for anything other than popularity. COD's success says nothing other than alot of people like the game. You know what else alot of people like?

The Jersey Shore
Justin Bieber

Why can't this guy see CoD's popularity as proof of no taste? Can't I believe that someone who enjoys the Jersey Shore has no taste? What are you an opinion Nazi?
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dredgewalker  +   1752d ago
Kotick must be grinning like the devil.
The_Darkest_Red  +   1752d ago
So the devil must be grinning.
Apocalypse Shadow  +   1752d ago
now that....
shoddy  +   1752d ago
Halo sell that much in one hour. j/k.
look like it's the best game on earth to the one that play sales.
Seferoth75  +   1752d ago
You poor Sony fans..

Like everyone passes on a game they love and is actually great. Sales indicate the opinion of the mass market.

Of course you kids keep trying to convince everyone that sales do not matter. I am sure Lair2 will be announced any day now.

@dtrain below, COD sales best on PS3 if that tells you anything about the average PS3 gamer and the infestation of fanboys on N4G that claim it is bad and they wont buy it.
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Sparticus_1  +   1752d ago
sales on ps3 best? but yet yesterday n4g had an article saying 360 had more sales than pc and ps3 combined? cod is an arcade game..kids play arcade games..mopst kids have 360..thus the sales out numbering those of pc and ps3
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RockmanII7  +   1751d ago
Call of Duty is the most successful franchise on both consoles
raztad  +   1752d ago
Seferoth you are annoying as hell. Wasting you only two bubbles to talk about fanboys being a lame fanboy yourself.


On topic: Clearly CoD is a cult by now. Regardless quality, or whatever, CoD is the franchise any publisher would like to have. Yearly rehashing the same stuff, still selling like there is no tomorrow.

Those sales make me feel like I'm missing something. BO looks like a solid effort from Trechyard, packed with content. I might give it a try, but later.
fuckoffodion  +   1752d ago
Yea he is annoying. He's crying about an infestation of fanboys when he's one himself. What a hypocrite.
hassi94  +   1751d ago
I should tell you that it may still be the same basic way, but it has been done in a much better way then MW2 and has real improvements.
DeathMetal  +   1751d ago
Well Said Raztad
I get the feeling too like I am missing out but I like battlefield better. I use to get COD but stopped at WaW. It's just the same thing over and over. What bugs me is that next year their will be another one and it will be the exact same. I like the intensity of COD but even on Pc it's 60 bucks and you have to pay for extra MP maps it's a joke. Haven't played it but looks like nothing new at all was added gameplay wise
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dtrain21  +   1752d ago
Damn !! Thought hardcore gamers aren't buyin this. Jus shows that N4G and PS3 fanboys have no affect on persuading the consumers on what they want to buy. COD:BO and Kinect will sell like crazy
Parapraxis  +   1752d ago
WTF are you talking about? Why are you bringing up "PS3 fanboys"??
Some PS3-only, 360-only, Wii-only, PC-only gamers dislike COD/Activision, and some like COD/Activision.

Why do you have to go all console-warz kiddy on this topic?
down-bubbled for idiocy.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1752d ago
comments on gaming forums dont affect what the average joe on the street will buy
Lionhead  +   1752d ago
I wish one bubble trolls would be banned
Arnagrim  +   1752d ago
I'm expecting to see a new CoD every few months now.
With Modern Warfare 2 coming out less than a year ago and this game STILL being as lucrative as it is; I can see a new Call of Duty coming out in the next 7 months.
Parapraxis  +   1752d ago
MW2 came out a year ago minus 2 days.
They release them yearly. That is the best strategy.
Pennywise  +   1752d ago
Funny how I don't care about the most popular game. I really despise it.
Buffniceguy  +   1752d ago
My freind bought it on his 360 and he kept on shouting " Mountain Dew" isn't my freind retarted?
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wissam  +   1752d ago
LMAO. sure he is.
nikrel  +   1752d ago
It's better.
I've played it, it is much better than mw2 by far but i'm not going to buy it.
Optical_Matrix  +   1752d ago
*facepalm*. Theres so many more creative games I just wish would rake in these numbers
Parapraxis  +   1752d ago
Not gonna happen (unless you count GT5 and few select others) But I sure as hell will enjoy my brainless COD games alongside epic and creative games like Uncharted, LBP2, and Mass Effect ;)
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Simco876  +   1752d ago
I got this game. But the local multiplayer is lacking big time!

Its really geared toward online play, and they left local multiplayer in the dust. MW2 is way better for local.

Sad that getting together with your friends away from the internet is so looked down on. The day we live in I guess.
K-man00  +   1752d ago
There is no that it is true. I would have heard Bobby shouting it from the rooftops.
yeracnivek71  +   1752d ago
It's a little deceiving...
...to compare the #s to MW2, when you consider MW2 didn't come out on the Wii. Not that I'd expect the Wii #s to be very high...maybe 500k copies tops...but still.

Regardless, it's a clear indicator at just how screwed up this generation....and gaming in general...really is. I know a ton of people are upset/worried about the plausible success of Kinect , after the success of Wii, and how that will affect the "hardcore" gamer's future. But to be honest, I'm more concerned about Activision's negative impact, than Kinect's. We already know EA has sold their soul trying to compete with COD, and we've seen countless other devs/publishers delay their games, out of fear of lost sales to the COD juggernaut (which is a very realistic fear, sadly). This generation has seen some good...even great...devs get shut down, countless promising games, even some new IPs, cancelled, gimped content because of the success of DLC, expansions and/or sequals being rushed (rather than a proper 2-3 year dev period),and tons of unfinished games going "gold", with patches being worked on at the same time...and yet more needed later.

Blame the casual market all you want...but there's nothing casual about franchises like COD, Fallout, Guitar Hero, etc....yet they are a HUGE part of what's wrong with gaming today.
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NewsForMe  +   1752d ago
Wii, DS and PC combined make up only 5% of the sales.
trikster40  +   1752d ago
This has nothing to do with Activision, or review scores. It is solely based on the fact that Call of Duty has built itself into a dependable, fun franchise that is loved by all. The good thing is that it shows the game industry is still healthy and if you make a great game, people will buy it regardless.
The downside is that it also shows companies they can milk a franchise, although the latest figures for Guitar Hero downplays that a bit.
Overall, when a game is successful like this across all platforms, it really disintegrates the whole "console war". Why can't we all just play good games and get along? We are all playing the same game just on a different system.
yeracnivek71  +   1752d ago
...I didn't even know sheep could type. 0_o
Optical_Matrix  +   1752d ago
'it shows the game industry is still healthy and if you make a great game, people will buy it regardless. '

Not quite. I can name countless games that a masterpieces and haven't even sold a quarter of what this game has sold. Look at Ico and Shadow of Colossus. They sold like ass. Yet they are arguably some of the most beautiful games created in this industry. What you mean to stay in your statement, if you can find a popular formula and milk it with minor points of improvement, then it people will be it regardless.

Power to all of those who are enjoying Black Ops tonight. You should. I personally have nothing wrong with that, but at the same time, I just wish other games that strive for so much more innovation thrived like CoD does. If anything it will be the death of creativity in an industry where the expense of game development, coupled with low sales would mean devs and publishers stick to what sells, rather than what innovates. And this gen innovation doesn't seem to sell as well as it used to.
trikster40  +   1751d ago
I guess I should have finished my statement of regardless of reviews or negative comments. Most analysts predicted not as popular as MW2, and the reviews weren't as glowing either. I am not saying that all good games sell, but in a holiday season where hardly ANY games are coming out, it' good to see the games industry isn't in a slump.

Mass appeal does have a lot to do with selling games. You also have to look at the advertising dollars put into these games. Did you see an Ico or SotC commercial? Me either. Those are 2 of my favorite games, and I can't wait for the HD releases and Last Guardian.

It is sad that games like CoD and Halo sell millions and millions while other games like Okami (LOVE that game) sell poorly. The sad truth is that while there are beautiful works of art that are truly amazing games, the majority of people who buy games want to blow stuff up. Or tackle people.
alb1899  +   1752d ago
from this seven millions there are like 5million for 360 and 1 million for ps3 1million for pc..etc..
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Pillville  +   1752d ago
um if you had read the article it says:

"Xbox 360 takes the largest proportion of sales with 59%, 36% for PS3 and the remainder on PC, Wii and DS."

4.13 XBOX
2.52 PS3
0.35 PC/Wii/DS

You had a chance at FACTUAL trolling, but gave it up due to poor math skills or just plain stupidity.
cochise313  +   1751d ago
lol @ people who bought it on the wii and ds.
alb1899  +   1751d ago
I work i don't have the time to do so.....don't take it so seriously, looks like your head will explode!
gamerdude132  +   1752d ago
Multiplayer today isn't special to me. How is playing because you want to grab a perk that'll let you kill everyone fun? Multiplayer games used to rely on skill and now it's all on "CoD points" and XP and whatnot. There's a reason I still play Halo 1 and Delta Force: Black Hawk Down and Kuma Games. They're simple and most of them don't have hacks or cheap in-game perks. What keeps my attention is not leveling up, it's the satisfaction I get when I win due to pure skill. Hell, if I want to level up, I'd play fucking Torchlight or Diablo. Or Borderlands.
enkeixpress  +   1752d ago
Mafia2200  +   1752d ago
flock of sheep - fooled by the hype
GoldPS3  +   1752d ago
This is why I hate COD sometimes. Some people will only buy this game every year and not try other games that are 10x better like Uncharted and GOW.
Parapraxis  +   1752d ago
It's their choice though. I'm not too keen on it myself, I don't really think they are "true" gamers (if there is such a thing), but if it makes them happy, so be it.
Some people only play Facebook games as well. That's worse isn't it? lol
cmrbe  +   1752d ago
PS360PCROCKS  +   1752d ago
Pathetic. Good job guys. In 2 months you'll be complaining about how it's glitchy and lame. You people suck.
JadedWriter  +   1752d ago
You know something tells me that when I buy this game I'll just wind up playing Dragon Quest VIII over the weekend. Same thing happened with Halo: Reach and Medal of Honor getting dominated by Persona's 3 and 4.
Next_Up  +   1752d ago
That's called taste mate :)
Next_Up  +   1752d ago
*Que incoming COD games for 2011, 2012, 20XX....*

I know i'll pass on all of them lol.

PS123 Forever.
Masterchef2007  +   1752d ago
Like i said before i prefer official numbers than VGs number they are not a reliable source.
Zinc  +   1752d ago
And the cycle of life... continues.
Bass_fisherman  +   1752d ago
Im getting a copy of this baby after i sell MW2 :D
10thnightvolley  +   1752d ago
WTF... 7 million. on day one... now that is some crazy shyt
ramza04  +   1752d ago
This is by far the BEST CoD. Having such a blast with Multiplayer its unbelievable. They fixed everything MW2 fell short of.
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TheGuardianFID  +   1752d ago
The game is AWESOME!!!
I'm loving the campaign and the multiplayer will be epic, as soon as I'm done with the story, that's my next stop!!! 8)
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