Nollenberger Capital Partners analyst Todd Greenwald is predicting big things for Activision's new Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, going as far as to suggest that it may outsell Halo 3.
(Reported by The Escapist on 9 November, 2007)
It's on 4 different platforms. Great game btw...run out and get it if you haven't already.
Seriously if it outsold Halo 3 on the 360 only, That would be an amazing accomplishment. But when you count all four systems in the mix it's not impressive at all. Still it's no surprise that this game is selling well and will continue to sell well into next year.
I think it won't outsell it just for the plain fact that HALO is SO overhyped, it's rediculous. I mean, you don't see soft drinks sportning COD4 do you? But if it was based on sheer fun and value, I could see COD4 outselling, but it won't. It just doesn't have the hysteria, overhype, and adveertising...
You're mad at HALO 3.
sheer fun and value is the reason Halo 3 has gotten so much hype.. it all had to start somewhere.. Halo saved the Xbox so give it some credit, even if you don't like the game
haha stop talking like a fool! Like 1.3 said you are mad at Halo 3.
OnTopic: Yes, if it sells more on the 360 than that is impressive, if you count all platforms than it means nothing..
i bought it, and i do not like fps that much =D. but this one is realllllly crazy amazing. so much going on, i feel like beeing in a war for real lol, little scary sometimes. amazing game. im just scared of finishing the campaing to fast.
I highly doubt it will outsell Halo 3 if they're talking about weekly sales...it's multi plat so it's kinda dumb for him to compare it's sales to Halo...
How is it dumb? It's a MULTIPLATFORM title. So technically, it should reach a broader audience.
"How is it dumb? It's a MULTIPLATFORM title. So technically, it should reach a broader audience."
Exactly...where as Halo 3 is on one console..do you see why it shouldn't be compared ??
Than why was Halo3 compared to Spiderman3 a movie or Harry Potter a book in sales? The simple fact is, Halo3 isn't even in the top 20 highest selling games of all-time and even if everyone who owned a 360 bought one, it would still not be in the top 10. If you like Halo3, fine play it, but to say COD4 overall sales means nothing, is just being ignorant.
I would be amazed.
As Tuttle mentioned, its on 4 different platforms and available to a MUCH larger audience.
Being on multi platforms it probably will out sell Halo 3 but I don't think that just the 360 sales of COD4 will out sell Halo 3 at all.
isnt it coming out on the DS too?
their milking this as much as they can
I'd be surprised if it didnt outsell Halo 3
I personally hope Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect outsell them both.
that it takes a game like call of duty 4 on 4 different platforms to think they might outsell one game on one console.
IMO, Call of duty 4, mass effect, assassin's creed are amazing games but halo is on another level. i know there are alot of halo haters and that's fine, it's their opinion of the game, but sales don't lie and something tells me as we get closer to christmas halo 3's sales are going to sky rocket again.
it would be great esp for Mass Effect but dont expect it as neither have multiplayer
PS3, XB360, DS, PC....
Yeah, with sold gameplay and online support compounded by amazing visuals.. its only a matter of time.
Mobile phones as well
I think everybody forgot how much advertising MS put behind Halo 3. It will be impressive if COD4 will ousell it, even if it's on 3 platforms.
EVENTUALLY it should sell more.
BUT Halo 3 will still hold the day one & week one sales title.
Well, that's kind of an easy guess, considering that Call of Duty will be on the PS3,X360 and the PC. Oh, and its one hell of a game.
Call of Duty 4 will sell about 1.2 million units on the Xbox 360 and 400k on the Playstation 3 in the first month.
probably a realistic estimate Segamer. And who has taken your bubbles? You have all of the sytems and people still attack you. People should give you your bubble back.
4 platforms? No this game is on Cell phones, xbox 360, ps3, PC, Nintendo DS
damn man, it's everywhere. i've even heard there's a kid's version - call of dooty, lol
a porn version called call of booty
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Oh yeah I really hope it outsells it though, I mean that many platforms, plus if it does it shows them hardwork pays off, because they put ALOT of work into this title.
is a waste. It obviously has a great chance with a larger audience due to it being on 4 platforms.
doesn't this tell you how difficult it is for a console manufacturer to persuade a publisher to go exclusive.. i hate exclusives so this is great news
that's dumb, The COD4 preorders were not even NEAR the preorders for halo 3 and that's just preorder.
I bought this game on day one and thought it was really good but it was too short, I finished it in about 6 hours on hard but the online is where the fun is at. I think it will sell really good but I don't think it will out sell HALO 3 that's wishful thinking.
It better outsell Halo 3. It is a better game. I get so depressed when I still see people playing Halo 3 on my friends list (and there is a lot of them).
My one complaint about Call of Duty 4 is that it's veteran mode is sooooo easy. It is quite easy to not die once. Hell... your teammate AI are so good that they will do all the work for you if you wanted to. That's no fun though so I try and steal all the kills. The only real hard part of the game is beating the timed airplane mission.
but if they have it out on some many platforms it should do really well.
This game deserves all the hype seeing that owners of just about all the major FPS platforms can play it. Can't wait for this game.
off topic. look at the tips, this is totally crazy, both versions of Call of Duty 4 are 600p, even less than Halo 3. great.
@Snukadaman: that better be a joke.
Lets see if im right come next week....
While it's on more platforms than Halo 3, most of the best selling games of all time have been exclusives and one platfomrers. Super Mario Bros, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy VII, Previous Halos, Super Smash Bros.
So COD4's multiplatform status won't help that much.
though agree your part of best games. But some multiplatform games do sell a lot. Lets see.....errr. no i cant think of an
Guess your right. I only said this so people do not disgree with you
It's possible, it's a good game.
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COD4 is an excellent game, but outselling the "6M in 6 weeks worldwide" Halo3? Sorry, but I don't see it happening...
COD4 may outsell Halo 3 for a few weeks, but that's about it.
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Halo 3 will outsell all COD 4 versions combined.
There's the list of the top 25 best selling games thus far, Halo 2 ranks in at 25 with 8million sold, you Halo lovers can talk trash when Halo 3 breaks the top 10.
WoW that alot if the xbox had the PS2's fanbase I guess it would have sold over 32 million copies or if the PS2 fanbase was the size of the Xbox base it would have sold 2 million copies.
In the long run I dotn think it will. It would have to be across all platform though and to be honest the DS version isnt the same game.
Well gee...If we're talking single console sales then there's no chance. Common Sense 101.
if theres a game that deserves to its cod 4. its just awesome.
for 2 reasons.
1. COD4 is the best Console FPS i have come across sofar.
2. Infinity Ward deserves all the praise and the financial reward they could get for their effort.
For me personally IW have dispel myth that multiplaform games are not as good as exclusive
re-read post 1.5, then just for the sake of it , PLZ, re-read it again
yes how many from each platform sold, even if its just hundreds of thousands per plat, if the 360 sells more , good job MS if it does not sell more the who and how much more ?
I can't play CoD4 online on my Ps3... it keeps saying things like Joining potential servers or something... ):
it better outsell Halo 3. technically i think it's a better game. i mean, i own it and not Halo 3.
You dont even have to be an analyst to know this.
It's a better title, and obviously doesn't need a hundred million dollar campaign to help promote it. Actually, almost all the hype surrounding COD has been word-of-mouth.
this is a very interesting topic.... despite COD 4 prolly being a good game (i havnt played it yet) .. i think one of the main reasons it will outsell halo 3 (if it does) is becuz its multi-plat... and owners of multiple systems will buy it ... not just 360 owners
13-35 year old xblive multiplayer lovers will jump all over this game. as well they should.
but programming wise it's not equal to halo.
other than bits of trash blowing around there's no ambient animation
the grass and plant life are stiff as a board. the water doesn't even splash or ripple as you walk thru it.
the scenery is well painted but there's it's also stiff, there doesn't seem to be alot of normal mapping where developers do multiple layers so objects look different depending on the angle you view and where the source of light is generated from
honestly more work was put in rainbow six vegas.
there isn't very much physics to the game, most objects might as well be part of a photograph.
and the game is on rails,.. all you do is follow the soldiers around to the next check point.
your essentially herded thru a very linear path, once you play there's not a whole lot to bring you back, in single player the variation of tactics just isn't there.
I just rented it and while it is a good game, it's the multiplayer thats the true hook.
and that's just a frag fest. and why can you never see grenades coming your way?
good game but way overhyped,..
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