The pre-trial hearings continue in the West/Zampella case against Activision, and now we are learning just how much Activision has paid for Call of Duty...
Damn if they got 493 million, how much did they actually make from the game? WOW
Black Ops alone made over $1b so I'd say they still made a good profit.
50 quid a game with 20 mill sales leaves 1 billion. But alot of that will go into costs of sales. I dunno how much the publisher makes per copy. Cod sells roughly 20 mill copies per game don't they??
You for got about the DLC and they sold over 1 million of in dlc!
$60 * 20million sales = $1.2 Billion. They've made $1.2 billion the las 3 years, so $493 million isn't hurting them. Also more than likely, Infinity Ward is moving on to Call of Duty 5 for the PS4 and Next box as a launch titles. Activision wants to keep COD as the shooter to go to, so they want the best COD they can get at launch. And Sony, MS, and Activision want consoles to succeed since they are huge money makers for each of them, so it makes sense. If there's a great COD Day 1 on the PS4 and Next Box, you can expect both consoles to sell around 10 million consoles Year 1, as long as their first party games are there too, and the price is right.
I want everyone at Activision to cry when this is over
Still no dedis :/
Good now get the Ip for COD and terminate it or at least give us a true sequel to MW1 oh and take your time 3+ years should be good :D.
Call of duty sucks we don't need another sequel, try something else
I wish COD would go away.
Regardless of this trials outcome, Activision are the real losers in this. They've lost their two most talented developers, the fact so many IW members jumped ship with them speaks louder than any words about just how talented West and Zampella are. Activision can only keep churning out mediocre sequels based on the engine they created for so long and it's clearly obvious they haven't got anyone working on it who is talented enough to take the series forward.
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