About 5.6 million people bought copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops in North America and the United Kingdom on Tuesday, when the game went on sale. That makes it the largest entertainment launch in history.
Does the arthur of this article realize that Halo is only on the 360?
Probably not but why fall into that trap of thinking somethings popularity means something about a game other than it is popular. Proof that popularity just means "people like it" can be found everywhere. Justin Beiber has over 245,746,720 views on his Baby youtube vid.
It's 386,097,266 and counting
So is Black Ops according to the advertisements.
Halo: Reach :360 3 Million Black Ops :360,PS3,PC,WII,DS 5.6 Million
I read that 59% of Black Ops sales were on the Xbox 360. That would put the Xbox 360 figure somewhere around 3.3 million. What point were you trying to prove again? Edit: I am afraid I do not have a non-Vgchartz source, so feel free to take my reply with a grain of salt. That being said however, 59% seems to be a reasonable estimation considering the marketing push for the Xbox 360 version of the game. It is also worth noting that FPS games generally sell better on the Xbox 360, so it is reasonable to conclude that the Xbox 360 version took the lion's share of the overall sales.
No Vgchartz... Edit: i'm pretty sure you got that from Vgchartz
Supposedly 3.3 million copies of Black Ops were on Xbox 360.
And not a single fuck was given that day...
but then I saw Kotaku. It all came clear then.
Wake me up when it beat Britney spears .
take that as you will...
Activision crushes Bizarre Creations. <spits on activision> scum.
Gaming is Monster stuff to do today!!! even blockbuster films can't beat Games!!! Extra!
see i hate when video games are compared to blockbuster movies,in term of revenue/sales.COD:BO sold 5.3 million units @$64.00 a pop, while movies sell @ $10.00 a pop but has like 100 million viewers.movies sell WAY more then video games by a huge amount, but video games sale for 4x the amount(in price) of 1 movie. when COD reaches 100 million units sold with 1 installment then we can talk,about how video games is crushing the movie industry.
6x the amount lol
This story came out last week! How the hell did it get approved?
Halo and Killzone are better for me than this piece of trash... At least they require skill
The truth. This man has just preached it.
@halo true. The only problem is how do we support bungie's new project!? pirate the game and then mail them $60? Look at the effing profit activision is posting and they are letting a whole dev studio go, 200 effing jobs at christmas srsly what the kunt!?
mm truth be told , i'd consider pirating that game and giving Bungie a paypal donation :p . At least they'd get the whole 60 dollars
" At least they require skill " why is it all about "skill" these days..ugh gaming is being destroyed..here i was thinking games where played for fun but seems people only play them for "skill" now a days,Nes i didn't care about skill,sega gen i didn't care about skill,N64 didn't care about skill,ps1 didn't care..ps2 didn't care...ps3 and 360 now its all about skill and who has the bigger trophy/achievement count and the highest KDR..dose any one play for fun anymore.
uh ? older fps always involved skills .. since it's actually part of the fun . The process of killing might look easy in say , a quake 2 or 3 ... but the game had a fair amount of hidden depth . You had crazy pursuit and hunts , and some awesome aiming involved . Counterstrike too actually required you to you know aim with auto assist . When you remove skills in that kind of game , you migh as well just add a qte launch sequence button . This gen is hardly about skills . having the higher amount of trophies/achievement is only contigent to how much you grind and sleep in the games .
MW3 even bigger next year?
5.6 million people got sucked into the hype.
I was gifted this game early , it's like the game found me no matter what.....
5.6 million people brought what they love.they didn't get suckered, they are heavily invested in the franchise and would've brought the game if it scored 5's from every major game reviewer.thats what it means to be a fan.even tho suqare enix have been giving me crap this gen,i've still brought every last one of their games (console releases) this gen, because i'm a true fan of their work. xbox tag SeTTriP, PSN gamer tag xXxSeTTriPxXx.go take a look,i've brought them all.
in other news, activision decide to close bizzare creation to satisfy their greediness of profit!
just like any other modern shooter thats been released in the last 5 years. people buy into this franchise for reasons I dont understand. im sure the game is great fun, but i've just never been a fan of COD or the community of COD players.
"im sure the game is great fun" Well there's the reason you were looking for. :) Say what you will about the quality of the CoD series, but people keep buying them year after year. It's pretty obvious that someone is having fun with these games, even if it isn't you or me.
yeah, its fun because I love gaming. getting noob tubed time after time, is not. lol i think though people are buying cod games because of the brand, just like one buys an iPod because its an iPod. this is why i dont like the series..it flaunts its name and people are like..."oh its the best" same with Halo. I stopped playing reach and went back to Halo3 and the online experience is just so much better. BUT! thats all opinion and i know now everyone will agree with me.
Well just judging by the fact that you are complaining about noob tubes I'm going to guess you haven't played Black Ops much, if at all. That problem has been reduced significantly, to the point where it isn't a problem, at least in my opinion. You say they buy it just because of the name but you are forgetting something, how did that name obtain such power over consumers? How did Halo and Call of Duty become popular to begin with? Simple: people bought the games because they were good and because they enjoyed them. It all comes back to quality and fun factor, and I think Halo and Call of Duty have plenty of both. It doesn't mean the series' will be perfect (see: Modern Warfare 2) but the fact that millions of people enjoy every game in both series' is just that --- a fact.
You my good man, have common sense. People buy things that pleases them...if it dosent please them...they wouldnt buy it. Quite simple. COD has got to be making some one happy. Just look at the sales. Im not gay...in any way shape or form. Gay sex dosent do for me. Nothing against gay people. Just not for me. Who am I to start saying "Oh they were suckered into being gay," and I dont understand why are they gay etc etc. Point is...People enjoy what they enjoy and they have fun with it. Thats what makes us all unique. Get over yourselves
some people buy games because their friends have them and want to play with their friends. this is a huge reason i believe games like Halo and Cod are such good sellers.
...i cant recall movie tickets being 60-150 dollars. but lets see how many units it sold comapred to spider-man 2 tickets, whos laughing now.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 8.3 million in the us alone one first day.... Why cause Harry Potter is figgin AWESOME...
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