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.

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darthdevidem012951d 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!

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Parapraxis2951d ago (Edited 2951d ago )

Not that I trust VGChartz numbers, but I figured it would out-pace MW2 easily, something that paid analysts couldn't see.

Blaze9292951d ago

dunno why anyone would continue reading after that honestly...

Seferoth752951d 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...

fuckoffodion2951d ago

you seriously have issues you nintendo fanboy. You always sound like a bitter fanboy.

UnwanteDreamz2951d ago (Edited 2951d 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

TheoreticalParticle2951d 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.

PS360fanboy2950d ago

@Blaze929 Ok dude, it's 2010, we already got it. Vgchartz is unreliabl when it comes to non-sony exclusives, right?

TheoreticalParticle2950d 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.

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FrankDrebin2951d ago

The game is amazingly awesome! Makes sense it has sold so many!

Imperator2951d 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!

visualb2950d ago

So I guess thats irrefutable evidence that this game is good right?



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Minimox162951d ago

The World it's a FPS place now :(

NewsForMe2951d ago

There are still plenty of games from different genres. Its no worse than JRPGs last gen.

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Marceles2951d ago (Edited 2951d 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.

- Ghost of Sparta -2951d ago

Proof that most gamers have no taste.

visualb2950d ago

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.

ape0072951d ago (Edited 2951d 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"

UnwanteDreamz2951d ago (Edited 2951d 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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dredgewalker2951d ago

Kotick must be grinning like the devil.

shoddy2951d ago

look like it's the best game on earth to the one that play sales.

Seferoth752951d ago (Edited 2951d 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.

Sparticus_12951d ago (Edited 2951d 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 play arcade games..mopst kids have 360..thus the sales out numbering those of pc and ps3

RockmanII72951d ago

Call of Duty is the most successful franchise on both consoles

raztad2951d 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.

fuckoffodion2951d ago

Yea he is annoying. He's crying about an infestation of fanboys when he's one himself. What a hypocrite.

hassi942951d 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.

DeathMetal2951d ago (Edited 2951d ago )

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