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Submitted by RaidensRising 1470d ago | news

Modern Warfare 3 Xbox sales lead Battlefield 3's all formats

It was inevitable that one of the two big hitting games would come out on top and perhaps it was a mistake to have them release in close proximity of each other but some startling figures have shed some light on the cost of war between the two giants. (Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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bunt-custardly  +   1470d ago
A testament to the amount of nutters on Xbox Live.
ZippyZapper  +   1470d ago
Yet any CoD are also the highest selling games on the PS3
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darthv72  +   1470d ago
simplicity vs complexity
I dont care for either MW or BF but generally speaking it is usually the simplicity of a jump in and play type of game that garners more players. Less learning curve to get to the heart of the action.

Now if both are virtually the same then it could be about one simple thing. Brand recognition. BF3 may be the more technical of the two but it lacks the brand recognition that COD especially MW has.

You can try and persuade people to leave MW for BF but they would need a really compelling argument to give up something they enjoy playing. Then again, entertainment value is subjective. We all place value differently in our gaming time.
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egidem  +   1470d ago
This is no surprise. I've said that the Call of Duty brand is associated with the Xbox platform more than any other platform out there.

Given M$'s DLC exclusivity deal with Acti, their love for all things shooters on Xbox (Halo series, Gears Series and the very high popularity of the Call of Duty series would make the Xbox version the highest selling one.

Even though Battlefield 3 is the better game of the two, people are most likely to stick with what they already know works and love. People who only play CoD will tell their friends to only play that as well. If only they'd see the awesomeness that is Battlefield 3....
Focus  +   1470d ago
reported for telling the truth and hurting people's feelings
PirateThom  +   1470d ago
Nope, GT5 and GT5P
EVILDEAD360  +   1470d ago first quarter next year the top 3 selling PS3 games of all time will all be Call of Duty games. Easily the biggest franchise for the system. MW3 may end up breaking records on all consoles by the time it is through.

I've had fun playing over Live and I laugh at how a few of my friends at work are already working on their next Prestige. But, my gaming life has now stopped at Elder Scrolls. This has been on incredible fall and holiday season.

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Tanir  +   1470d ago
This is proof of how many idiots are in the world. Why buy a game that has no effort in it? the levels are the worst in all COD games
zeeshan  +   1469d ago
A testament to the amount of FPS nutters this gen regardless of platform -- FIXED
Rhythmattic  +   1469d ago

Nice level-headed post.
Muffins1223  +   1469d ago
but compare xbox360 sales to ps3 and.....but yet people will disagree saying that cod dose not sell better on xbox and so on.
death2smoochie  +   1470d ago
So what does that say of PS3 users then when COD also sells more than most other PS3 exclusives regardless of the genre?
raWfodog  +   1470d ago
It doesn't say anything about the PS3 users at all. It just says that MW3 is a beast in sales.

Yes, I fed the troll. He was looking a little malnourished...
Montrealien  +   1470d ago
A malnourished troll on N4G would be like a malnourished cat who lives in a fish market. Does not happen.
WitWolfy  +   1470d ago
Or that more than half of the XBL MW3 gamers cant wait to try out the game hack/mods as they release, or claim they'll get you Prestige rank X for a certain amount of MSP in their BIO
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ATi_Elite  +   1470d ago
Not to discredit CODMW3 cause it is the highest selling game of the year but those BF3 across the board numbers ARE NOT CORRECT!!

Those BF3 number only account for RETAIL SALES! They completely left out the PC Digital Sales which we have no info on until EA gives it to us. As you may or may not know PC Gamers purchase most of their games Digitally.

But over 6 million on just the 360 is HUGE and a testament to the madness that is COD.
one2thr  +   1470d ago
^^ Exactly what he said
RedDevils  +   1469d ago
^yeah..what she said :P
Coffin87  +   1469d ago
BF3 sales on PC have suffered enormously because of the Origin-disaster, which still isn't resolved.
At least in Germany.. the outcry has been MASSIVE, you could read about it in every damn newspaper.
EA shot itself right in its f*ing knee.
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ATi_Elite  +   1469d ago
I can not understand why i got 13 disagrees when all i did was tell the truth.

SOME people on N4G are a bunch of misinformed HATERS who just RAGE disagree without providing any information.

Those BF3 sales figures are incomplete until EA releases it's Digital Sales figures FACT!!

and like i said MW3 selling 6 million alone just on the 360 is a HUGE accomplishment.

Much Props and respect to those who disagree and provide information on friendly debates.
joab777  +   1469d ago
No, it is a testament to how many of us gamers have settled for the bare minimum. It is sad too. Expect next years cod to b the same engine as black ops, same generic story etc. As long as they are breaking records, they will spend little and improve even less. Yes, I like battlefield much more and I am happy that they attempted to push the boundaries with a new engine etc, but they didn't go far enough either. Here's to hoping that rice's next iteration will try new game modes, something new w Co open etc. I will buy their next game because i know they have proven the ability to push forward. Cod could help to push the genre forward w something new and fresh but we basically told them not to change a thing.

I'm glad to see that many of the hardcore gamers prefer B3. I just wonder how many copies of cod sold if u strip out those under the age of 16 & those who bought it because they wouldn't b able to show their faces in school if they didn't. My hat goes of to activision for creating this phenomonom but i am sad that the greatest franchise in entertainment history is able to get away with such stagnation.
Valhura  +   1469d ago
I own both BF3 and MW3 so first off I know I am part of the problem. But to claim that BF3 is anything other than more of the same is ridicules. And don't get me started on the graphics, EA flat out lied they told us the Beta on 360 was an old build and the final product would look way better, well I played BF3 for the first time yesterday for around 4 hours and as far as I could see it was exactly the same as the Beta. The frostbite engine is terrible on 360, there is pop in, everything shimmers which makes it hard to see enemies, the lighting is terrible, there are too many shadowy areas where they should not be and other areas are way too, bright, there is unacceptable screen tearing and host of other graphical glitches

Don’t get me wrong MW3 is just a map pack for COD4 but at least its out dated graphics do not negatively effect the core gameplay, I wish DICE had done the same and wait for new TECH before trying to show off their graphical programming ability.

Also as for Campaign MW3 is boring and repetitive and we played it before BF3’s campaign is an inferior version of the stale MW campaign formula. I for one will be taking a serious break from buying a BF/MH or MW/BO game for a long time and I don’t mean a years break.

TBH I think we need to see what Bungie’s and Respawn’s next projects will be or see what Crytech can do with the Homefront license (Well even if they took a crap and put in a box and put it one store shelves it would be a huge improvement)

Rant terminated.
Kos-Mos  +   1469d ago

How on earth can you describe bf3 as complex?
Both games are teen games made for the masses.
FunkMcnasty  +   1469d ago
@ Kos-Mos,
If you think that Battlefield 3 is not complex, then you must be that guy on my team who's not marking enemies, who's not capping/defending the objectives from a concealed or defensive position, who's not using their load out class to it's designated role, and who equips the flashlight/laser sight, but doesn't switch it off so as not to blind thier own teammates. You must be the guy on my team who's running around a map the size of Texas, doing bunny hops to avoid incoming fire while spinning to counter attack at range with a pump-action shotgun.

BF3 is complex. That's one of the reasons it has not sold as well as MW3, because the pop-culture crowd wants mindlessness. That's why commercial radio stations play Kelly Clarkson and Creed and not Wes Montgomery or Herbie Hancock.
NYC_Gamer  +   1470d ago
well,360 leads for both mw3/bf.the console that many claim only kids play is the home for console sales of both run and gun and the mature shooter that people claim bf3.and please don't come with that 360 owners only buy fps titles non-sense....many other type of titles also sold well on the games and not be loyal to some machine/ multi billion dollar company.
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fluffydelusions  +   1470d ago
Very true about 360 not being just a kid FPS console (I have one as well) but I can't help but notice a trend that there are always the least amount of players on BF3 (check bf3stats) during school hours lol while PS3/PC are always greater. Than at night 4pm onward massive surge of 360 players. Just look right now for instance:
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WorldGamer  +   1470d ago
Don't think you will be getting a reply for this comment. Great anecdotal evidence, speaks volumes.
Montrealien  +   1470d ago
you know fluffy, you really should factor in the timezone issue. It's always school hours somewhere, just saying...
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grahf  +   1470d ago
"I can't help but notice a trend that there are always the least amount of players on BF3 (check bf3stats) during school hours lol while PS3/PC are always greater."

PS3 & PC, the platform of choice for the unemployed! The numbers are low during the day because we're WORKING!
fluffydelusions  +   1470d ago
@Montrealien fair enough but I was mainly referring to the US since that is where the main Xbox user base resides and I believe the greatest TZ difference is 4 hours.

@grahf really? I think anyone with a nice enough rig to play BF3 on is not likely to be unemployed...
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Montrealien  +   1470d ago
That's the thing though, the 360 is the console of choice in the US, so it would be normal that during US school hours/work hours, less people play BF on the 360 or any console for that matter. I am pretty sure that fact stands everywhere else for all platforms. Unless the whole planet does not work, or go to school.
darthv72  +   1470d ago
@ fluffy
its easy to make assumptions. Point is, we really dont know the real ages of those who play. There is a great possibility of users who play that do work during the same time frame as those who go to school.

It isnt like these stats are collecting ages of players. Also, a really good pc isnt absolutely need to play this game. Some can squeak by with the minimum and still play. Sure it isnt the same as having a few thousand dollars worth of latest tech but it gets the job done.
Focus  +   1470d ago
You win, PC and PS3 are owned by kids not old enough to attend school and teenage drop outs and unemployed 20 somethings that live with their moms.
X360 users go to school, varsity and have jobs and can't possibly game when they are at school/work.
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1470d ago

School hours????? OR WORK HOURS.

I could easily say that those numbers indicate that people with ps3 and PC are unemployed people and home schooled loosers that play games all day, while 360 gamers are mature adults who are at work during the day.

But as you can see, generalizing a console community based on hours played is completely dumb and can be molded to form any moronic fanboy comment that we so desire.

Also, playing games during the middle of the day is not something that mature people are goign to be doing all day. Im actually pretty sure that most mature people would be way more likely to play games at the end of the day than during the day regardless of if they are kids or adults.
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Legion  +   1469d ago

"during school hours"... wouldn't those same hours be work hours too?
edit: I should have read what the above guy said before i posted the same. :)
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EVILDEAD360  +   1469d ago
Class FAIL..
Easily one of the worst Self PWNings in the history of

@ graph (+bubz)

Thank for the laugh I almost spit out my coffee at your response to what everyone was thinking when they read it.

Der_Kommandant  +   1470d ago
LOGICWINS  +   1470d ago | Well said
Whats "sad" about people willingly using their money to buy what they enjoy? It's the same reason why people buy games like Uncharted 3, Skyrim etc., because they believe that they will enjoy it.
DigitalRaptor  +   1470d ago
What is "sad" is not what you have describe, but that the worse game that is pushing no sort of boundaries or has its own artistic direction and has become the Happy Meal of first person shooters, is more popular and having better success than the much better game.

It's sad that Battlefield 3 is less popular than Call of Duty rehash 101.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1470d ago
Why are you ASSUMING that he thinks it's sad that people are buying what they enjoy?

He probably could have meant that it's sad that BF3 failed to compete with MW3 after all the hype.

What I find "sad" is that once unique FPS (i.e Killzone) have been ruined due to CoD's success.
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LOGICWINS  +   1470d ago
"What I find "sad" is that once unique FPS (i.e Killzone) have been ruined due to CoD's success."

Killzones been getting better and better with each iteration IMO. Sorry that you feel differently. Playing with Sharpshooter with KZ3 is the most immersive experience I've had this gen.
raWfodog  +   1470d ago
@ DigitalRaptor

Some people may consider that 'sad' but it seems logical to me. Quality of games aside, it's pretty much well-known that the COD:MW series is more mainstream than the BF series.

The COD:MW series has always been developed mainly for consoles while BF has traditionally been developed mainly for PCs. There are currently a lot more console gamers out there than PC gamers, casual gamers included.

Even though BF3 is available on consoles, it is very hard to see it winning out over MW3 in sales, especially with casual gamers who vastly out-number 'hardcore' gamers.
MidnytRain  +   1470d ago
What's sad is how easy it is to get a reaction out of every Tom and Dick on this wesbsite. This guy will probably post the same thing tomorrow and people will be all over him... again...
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1470d ago
haahha yes, blame COD and the people who play it because a game you like tried to copy it.

Thats not a problem with COD, its a problem with THAT game and THE DEVS WHO MADE THAT GAME.

Did IW or sledgehammer make killzone???


Thats like blaming nintendo because bubsy 3d sucks.
Kos-Mos  +   1469d ago
It`s sad that people like games without depth.
NeloAnjelo  +   1469d ago
Killzone 2 was one of the most unique shooter experiences. The heavy controls, the weight of the player, the slow reload and turning speeds, and the no perks system is everything a core shooter should be. No auto aim or quick scoping, no air strikes... what made you a better player and top leader boards were objective points. No kill streaks. A player was better, because he was, it was his skills... the game didn't make him stronger or reward him more. The reward was being better and seeing your team dominate the top 5.

KZ3 has been CODerised... More people may have played the game at launch than Killzone 2, but this quickly dropped off. Most of the deicated players quickly left... and what do I know about Killzone? 800 hrs logged on KZ2, compared to 200 hrs logged on KZ3. 600 Hrs on COD4: MW, compared to 100 on COD:MW2.
trenso1  +   1469d ago
@NeloAnjelo i completely agree. i dont even think i logged in 100 hours in kz3 i got sick of the game. just wasnt the same as kz2 and felt dumbed down. even all of my cod friends who hated kz2 loved kz3. one of the most dissapointing games for me this year
WANNAGETHIGH  +   1470d ago
I'm confused,Ur sad because people bought a game they like with there OWN money they will play in there OWN house with there OWN friends. I think what's sad is u. Get a life, not every one likes BF3. Cod killer my ass,the only thing it killed is EA ego after all the trash talking they did. Cod just took a huge dump in the mouth of those people saying R.I.P Cod when BF3 was announced,I remember it like yesterday :)
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GamerPS360  +   1470d ago
wow, go play cod and make sure to take one copy with you when you die as well. :D
LightofDarkness  +   1470d ago
Because there's a point when what people are deciding to with their money becomes burdensome and toxic to the industry, both creatively and financially.

Think about the problem in the USA and the UK with fast-food and poor diets. At a certain point, it stops being solely a matter of personal choice and a free-market. Day after day, millions choose to eat McDonalds instead of something that doesn't have the salt content of the dead sea per 100 grams. Are they right to continue to do that? Are they doing it because McDonalds is clearly the best food available? Or is there a slightly more sinister problem at hand, highlighting the influence of marketing and branding on impressionable minds, which can have a seriously detrimental cultural and social impact?

Granted, it's a dramatic comparison, but it's not at all unfounded. In order to compete, other games try to emulate COD, trying to establish their brand in bolder and more subversive ways but always just riding on the same bandwagon as COD, and thus the diversity and quality of the products of the industry goes down. WAY down. All because it becomes unaffordable to be unlike COD, because investors know that's all the kids want to play and they want that COD money.
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raWfodog  +   1470d ago
@ LightofDarkness

"All because it becomes unaffordable to be unlike COD, because investors know that's all the kids want to play and they want that COD money."

What you're describing sounds like it would be greed of the investors/publisher/developers to get that "COD money", not the consumers fault.

COD has not stopped developers from innovating and pushing the industry. Even though BF3 didn't sell as well as MW3, it still sold better than their expectations and was considered a success. If they decided to go the COD route just to get more money out of the consumer, then you can't 'blame' the consumer.
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damnyouretall  +   1470d ago
i had only one friend buy bf3 with me. everyone else mw3. me and my buddy dont understand cause they wont even try bf3 and it is the better game. i understand mw3 can be fun, but its not the best online shooter. everything EA said bout their game being better still holds true.
JokesOnYou  +   1469d ago
Lets assume what you're saying is true, which frankly its not, but for the moment lets assume that McDonalds is ruining the restaurant business with its cheap prices and our health with its fatning menu, lets assume COD is ruining gaming with its accessible gameplay and non re-inventing of wheel formula gameplay. The alternative you seem to suggest is that McDonalds and COD should just go away.....that because SOME abuse them by overeating or neglect to play other games then we need some type of government/ industry sanctions to dictate what we should be allowed to eat or play. GFTOH, what happened to freedom of choice?, what happened to personal accountability? If people want to eat unhealthy and get fat or smoke we dont need to make more laws to stop them, no instead we need to hold them accountable by making them pay higher healthcare costs, to offset future medical expenses and when they get sick that is a result of their own poor decisions but either way their choices dont effect my health actually Im in great shape, because I work at it, Im proud I just finished in the top 5% in the Spartan Race in Malibu CA this past weekend, still I like having the CHOICE to spend my money on an occasional meal at McDonalds, I dont smoke though but thats my choice and Im glad we live in a free world where I chose to buy MW3, fact is I prefer it vs BF3, ironicly contary to all the MW3 haters fear tactics darkness did NOT spread throughout the land, and you can still play BF3, UC3, Batman AC, Skyrim, etc.....but oh wait....the end is near since I just heard every dev will NOW only make COD cloned games starting in 2012 with Bioware overhauling ME3 using the COD engine with perks, killstreaks and OMG Shepard is trading in all his abilities plus armor for a riot shield and dual pistols. You' re right we' re all doomed!
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Fishy Fingers  +   1470d ago
Next thing you'll be telling me the annual, global sensation and biggest video game franchise of recent time has managed to outsell some other lesser known game. Sheer madness.
mcstorm  +   1470d ago
This was always going to happen but good numbers for them both. I still need to pick BF3 up will go this in the next few weeks but far too many good games coming out at the moment that I want.
Sizzon  +   1470d ago
Incredible, and yes ppl MW3 is fun.
BlackTar187  +   1470d ago
I can't stand how every map feels like its the size of shipment.

Im only lvl 35 but i have yet to find any enjoyment in the game compared to all the fun i had with the past ones.
LightofDarkness  +   1470d ago
Then why the hell have you played it to Level 35?
Oschino1907  +   1470d ago
Lol really cause even the smallest map is much bigger then shipment and overall I am seeing some of the biggest maps I have every seen in cod (never played blops).
For some reaon I feel all your disdain for the game is not the games fault but your own because its easily the best cod since mw1. Learn to play and take advantage of all the new stuff and features before blaming the game.
"If you play the game lame then it will be lame, don't blame the game for you being lame" I think this applies to many many cod haters.
JeffGUNZ  +   1470d ago
I agree with Oschino. The maps seems big if anything. I don't know what game BlackTar is playing, but Dome is probably the smallest map and is 3 times as big as shipment.
BlackTar187  +   1470d ago
Okay. I played till lvl 35 because i give games chances and im not done playing. Just because i don't find any of the same enjoyment does not mean i find none. Im playing alot of BF3 right now because of the big tourney. So im not good i was a MLG'er for all COD besides this one and WAW.


all you have to do is type MW3 small maps and you get 100's of hits in google. Shipment was a ex. obv. the map is not the same size but its still valid the maps are much Smaller.

Your tripping if you think these maps are bigger then MW2 BLOPS or cod4.

Learn to play i prob? i probably got a higher KDR and win pct then most of you guys. Just because some one knocks something doesn't mean the problem is there not good. Its scrubs who use that line anyways.

Anyways if you want to add me to friends list do so if you think im not good add me and come play with me and my buddies. BlackTar (PSN) Thizzwshingtn(360) mostly play cod on 360 and Bf3 on ps3
BlackTar187  +   1470d ago
Why just disagree? Why not prove something i saw is false.

the internet is littered with article saying there the smallest maps and most clustered of any COD game. its almost fact to be honest. Please respond are you disagreeing that im good at the game? Do you think im making anything i saw up? add me please it would be my pleasure to game with you people. Im not a jerk btw on games so don't worry about that. To be hoinest my whole clan well both of them total maybe 50players all agree maps are too small and besides here and now i have never heard anyone on or or or say the maps are anything but much smaller more condensed.
Septic  +   1470d ago
BlackTar is right though- the maps are however not so much 'small' as they are 'enclosed' and more like mazes. Just a little variety with a few open spaces would be good.

Still, I'm actually enjoying the game a lot and I don't really have that many complaints besides the usual spawning, hitpoints and standard COD complaints. It is a decent game and great fun with mates.
insomnium2  +   1469d ago
The maps are way better than any COD after MW1. MW1 was and is the best COD ever but I have to say I'm enjoying MW3 almost too much. I might have to buy it. Now the player moves at the same pace as in MW1 and I like the maps. I don't like the screaming children but luckily there is teh mute. I wonder how big a percentage of players actually are above 18 yo.
SH0CKW4VE  +   1470d ago
COD is a "brand name"

If you dont know what that is go and look it up, its the same way burger king will never beat McDonalds.

Branding + advertising = Big moneys

COD is a household name now wether people like it or not, you dont have to play it but when I do play it I think its a hilarous fun little game.
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radphil  +   1470d ago
The problem presides when people think that it's the best game ever made cause of sales numbers, and not the qualities of the game itself.

It's that it went heavy mainstream that you get a lot of people into it. Look at the way how the community was when WoW had millions of players. You started getting people going "It's the best MMO EVER cause millions play it".
radphil  +   1470d ago
See the fact that 3 people don't even take a note to even contest against this and just "disagree" even just reinforces this situation even more.
tonywood  +   1470d ago
Man....there are a ton of ducks out here. LOL..
Play anything these days.
NYC_Gamer  +   1470d ago
are you a duck for buying/playing a game that you enjoy?i am sure everyone doesn't agree with your taste.
delosisland  +   1469d ago
Nyc. U r "full of win" my friend
CaptainSheep  +   1470d ago
Find this pointless. We ALL knew Battlefield 3 WOULD get dominated by MW3's sales numbers. It was obvious. Try beating Battlefield 3 quality-wise, then say something.
Jobesy  +   1470d ago
Review scores on consoles say it did.
ZippyZapper  +   1470d ago
MW3 took out BF3 in reviews and sales.
3GenGames  +   1469d ago
Tell that to Metacritic when people actually showed everybody else otherwise.
CaptainSheep  +   1470d ago
I got owned.. .___.
Battlefield 3's still cool! xD
sarshelyam  +   1470d ago
Are we surprised? Adults are outnumbered, these days, by the volume of children who push their parents into buying each and every iteration of CoD. Compound that on top of the mature gaming populous that actually buys the series, and you have one nutso recipe for sale-gangbusters!
urwifeminder  +   1470d ago
Great stuff im a battlefield fan but im happy for activision anything that brings the hater envy and hurt is a win makes fun reading.
Avernus  +   1470d ago
And this is news how? MW3 is still a shitty game. I like how because you don't like something, you're called "a hater" or "fanboy". I don't like the sun, so I'm hating on the sun?? lol

MW3 is mediocre, in ALL aspects. The single player was good, I admit, but the MP is the cure for insomnia.
JeffGUNZ  +   1470d ago
How is the mp the cure for insomina? Have you even played? This game is much more fast paced and exciting then all other COD's. This is the closest to COD4 I have experienced.
Avernus  +   1470d ago
Yes I have. I bought every COD since COD4. I got an early copy of MW3 as well. You really think this is the closest thing to COD 4?? LOL!

There will never be anything from the COD series as innovating as COD4. Now it's all about kill streaks doing the work for you. Gun on gun...yeah right. More like hide and seek.

Edit: I also had COD 1 & 2 on PC...everything since then console.
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JeffGUNZ  +   1469d ago
I didn't say it was better then COD4, nothing will be. I agree with you. It's the next best thing to it in the COD series. MW2 had too many flaws. Black Ops felt sluggish. This game is pretty good. I have run into some campers aswell, but christ man, there were campers in COD4, but it didn't stop it from being a great game. The killstreaks I feel are very toned down from the last games. A lot of people are using support streaks, which really help in keeping it in check. The weapons are nice, I really haven't found a weapon I hated yet. So far, I am rank 37 and liking it. Sure, it's nothing innovating, but it's fun and a good adjustment from MW2.

Overall, I am happy with it.

PS: What's your beef with the sun!
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Noticeably_FAT  +   1470d ago
Solid numbers and good news if your an Activision supporter. I prefer the Call Of Duty series and don't like the Battlefield games very much, but I wont be an idiot like most and say Battlefield is a bad game or anything.

To each their own, I just prefer fast paced online shooters without vehicles.
OmegaGunner  +   1470d ago
I just dont understand all the Modern Warfare 3 haters.

At first I thought the majority of MW3 haters were just PC elitists that like to brag about their "rig" which is just pathetic in the first place. you know the ones that hate on the millions of us console only players.

Now Im not sure what the point is ... oh wait the point is its pop to hate on whats pop... got it? They think they are all types of kool cause they hate on MW3 and the COD series for no valid reasons.

Call of Duty is popular for many reasons.

For instance ever since MW1 the gameplay in COD is both smooth and user friendly. Both noobs and pros can get the most out of what is now a perfected FPS chemistry of gameplay and set features.

The original Infinity Ward created a beast of a game when they released MW1. They hit that sweet spot when a game becomes instantly attainable to almost any gamer that enjoys FPS games much like Nintendos Mario games did back in the early 80's and 90's that used the same gameplay formula for over 3 decades now , yet many people still love the Mario games.

Modern Warfare 3 is the perfect Call of Duty in its current state. It is basically Modern Warfare 1 perfected with the kitchen sink and everything else thrown in for good measure.

I do agree that the Next Call of Duty will need a whole new engine to be able to compete with Dices incredible Frostbite engine. The next Call of Duty needs destructible environments and full on vehicle combat especially in the next generation.

I will not buy the next current gen COD as I am certain that it will be "black ops 2' or something like that and it will definitely use the current engine until the next gen of game consoles is released. Im perfectly happy with Modern Warfare 3.

Dice has created a truly technically impressive game with Battlefield 3 for sure.

I love the Battlefield games and even though I still prefer Battlefield Bad Company 2 over Battlefield 3 I can see why so many so called "hardcore gamers" are raving about BF3.

Just play the games that you enjoy and stop wasting time hating and arguing over which game is better.
Gamer-Z  +   1470d ago
Both games are terrible nuff said.
LightofDarkness  +   1470d ago
I wouldn't call them terrible, but I somewhat agree with your sentiment; I'm currently enjoying neither one. They're both so over-hyped that the second coming of Jesus would have to be run by Don King in order to compete and they just weren't up to snuff. COD was the same old song and BF3 was really good, it just wasn't ever going to be what they hyped it up to be. It currently sits right next to my PC here, still in it's plastic wrapping since the launch weekend. After Rage and the BF3 beta, I think I was just burnt out on action FPS games, and Skyrim has really hit it home that I don't really care for your average FPS anymore.

If you're playing either one and enjoying it, good for you. If you're playing both and nothing else, please pick up Skyrim, Zelda or Uncharted 3 this Christmas and see what you're missing, and help support diversity in the industry.
Gamer-Z  +   1470d ago
holy crap Skyrim! I'm loving this game but then again i always have had a soft spot for the Elder Scrolls series, but this game wow home freaking run. Thank you Bethesda for showing the world you don't have to be an FPS to be awesome x)
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chretienm  +   1470d ago
I'm not surprised at all. With all the hipsters roaming around nowadays... Not only that, but do you know how many potheads there are!? They are probably half of the buyers!

But in all reality, I knew MW3 was going to outsell BF3 because MW3 is much more simple to play and get into a match. I've always loved technical games, and yes, I do love the CoD franchise, but Battlefield 3 is my favorite of the two. So much more customization to be had, a lot of tactics need to be used to play even a TDM on BF3. MW3 isn't like that at all.

But I have no problem with CoD players.
Beastradamus  +   1470d ago
"Not only that, but do you know how many potheads there are!? They are probably half of the buyers!"

I'm a pothead and I play CoD yes, but I'd disagree with you there. I swear most people playing CoD are 12-15 year old boys that all try to out cool each other with how many times they can call each other numerous homophobic slurs.

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0neShot  +   1469d ago
TDM on BF3? The worst TDM game I played with recently, worst even than MoH TDM. Small identical maps and not a single good design level. And what is with DICE fetish for containers?
Tactics? like mortar spamming? BF3 TDM game is so monotonous and bland, like shoot, shoot and shoot some more, get shot and shoot again, then repeat.
chretienm  +   1469d ago
Funny. That's what MW3 sounds like.
trenso1  +   1469d ago
which is why i dont play TDM on BF3. i got the ribbon and never played again
urwifeminder  +   1469d ago
Why bring potheads into this weed smashes video games.Sorry but you over stepped the mark there sunshine i cant play unless im off my head thats just wrong,your reasoning suggests uncharted players are on heroin.
blackhammer  +   1470d ago
And not a single fudge was given that day.
Beastradamus  +   1470d ago
360 is better for online/ multiplatform gaming. PS3 is better for exclusives and graphics. I own both. Mostly play online on 360, except when I'm playing the heck out of UC3 or UC2 online.
Clarence  +   1470d ago
Not true. I will admit that I like the 360 online interface, but its not better.

The truth is 360 is a shooter console. 360 owners support shooters especially COD.

Theres know story here.
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Beastradamus  +   1470d ago
Sports games are better on 360 as well. The entire 360 online interface and features own PS3 in my opinion. It was the one thing that made me be like WOW this is a lot better than PS3 when i first bought. Not saying PSN is bad. It's not, but Xbox Live is much better in my opinion.
Mickbelfast  +   1470d ago
If you like your interface as one huge advertisement then yeah it's better
Septic  +   1470d ago
@ Mickbelfast- 'one huge advertisement'

Keep trolling but sorry, it has to be said that that's a pathetic post. The 360 interface is far better and has been refined constantly over the years- something that can hardly be said of the PS3's interface.

If only you take off those Sony-endorsed goggles just once you'd realise this.
Kahvipannu  +   1469d ago
"The truth is 360 is a shooter console. 360 owners support shooters especially COD. "

I don't never get this argument. You mean Xbox has Gears and Halo as some of the leading franchises? Well, Ps3 has KZ and Resistance, and UC. I would say based on this PS3 is more of a shooter console than X0.

All deserve theyr places as top games at some way (Resistance I don't like personally tought, but credit to it too).

MW sells well on all platforms, if it sells better on X0, there might be other reasons than "X0 players are just shoot, shoot..".

I would go with the ones Beastradamus stated, Live is just way more simple way than PSN for connecting with friends. Also the controller is better for fps, and there is now less competition in multiplayer market than there is with PS3 (UC3).

I have both consoles, X0 RRODed tought about a year ago, haven't gotten new yet, but I have to admit if I would still have both consoles, I would propably buy most multiplats for X0. Reasons are clear I think.

And not to mention on topic, PC digital sales are not yet released, they will be huge too. Just tought they would had even mentioned it in article..
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Bladesfist  +   1470d ago
And on pc skyrim is played more than mw3 and so probably sold more.
GraveLord  +   1470d ago
yeah Skyrim sold more than MW3..on PC.
Comes no where near console sales for MW3 though. The PS3 version alone outsold Skyrim on all formats.
Holeran  +   1470d ago
Shows how many people get duped into buying the same game year after year.
josephayal  +   1470d ago
Best console for shooters
3GenGames  +   1469d ago
In 2nd place, actually. All other games released this year are tied for 1st!
Mickbelfast  +   1470d ago
Playstation gamers to be fair have had alot more games to buy recently, xbox users were waiting on this since gears of war 3
SDF Repellent  +   1469d ago
Any what exactly are PS3 fans buying recently other than maybe Uncharted 3? Resistance 3, Ratchet and Clank, or White Knight Chronicles 2? You got to be kidding me.

Here is news to you, there are games that X360 owners buy other than MW3, even if it is hard for the haters to believe.
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Kahvipannu  +   1469d ago
Yeah, people sometimes just stare exclusives, and forget they make only a fraction of the possibilities there are in the market.

Tought one point to this is that UC3 has pretty strong multiplayer, and has sold incredibly good, so it may have been eating some sales from MW3..

Being a gamer have never been as great as now, so much great games for every taste that there is just not enough time..
Mickbelfast  +   1469d ago
Wow a photo of YOUR collection...
SDF Repellent  +   1469d ago

"Wow a photo of YOUR collection..."

I know sending you a private photo of my entire collection will get you excited. Thanks for the compliment.

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redcar121  +   1470d ago
bf3 fanboys are crying
rataranian  +   1470d ago
And yet I still don't care. :)
PirateThom  +   1470d ago
I can only assume more children own 360's than any other platform because the few times I've played any CoD on any platform, that's the only people who have been playing it.
Kahvipannu  +   1469d ago
Just pick eaither one, PS3 or X0, there is some kids screaming in every single game, specially in CoD. AC:Brotherhood mp lately (great game by the way) was just tedious with kids screaming in theyr mics in almost every single game. Thank god to mute option.

Pc has way less these problems in games, thanks to usually better management of online servers, etc.. and more generally more adult players.
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AdmiralSnake  +   1469d ago
I'm not surprised by this, and I'm not surprised by the number of trolls on this article anyway.
_Q_  +   1469d ago
Yawn...Is this really to debate which game is better? Nothing to see here folks..
ForROME  +   1469d ago
HALO still rules for me online - I like the Arcade like multi over the complex over the top too much approach
Jeebus  +   1469d ago
Surprised? No
A little disappointed? Yes

As long as there are enough people on BF to keep the incredible and tense matches up, I'm not too bothered though.
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