The NPDs for January 2010 revealed a third-straight month of sales dominance for Call of Duty: Black Ops. With Activision still swimming in sales, we asked our community which game they thought could take the crown from COD.
I'm pretty sure black ops will be the most played game across BOTH PLATFORMS for the rest of the year till thenew one drops. CoD cannot be beaten in numbers of gamers online. Not a chance. As for sales....lets be real. No KZ, Halo, GTA, GT, MGS or any other PS#/360 game will ever ake those numbers. The only thing that can dethrone it is games that have already i.e. mario kart and wii fit, lol.
Its not about the quantity, its about the quality, Blackops is the same ole sh!t
over saturation will beat it.
My big red button!
The multi-developed super production valued crazily advertised 'Modern Warfare 3'... The number one selling exclusive will be Gears of War 3..but the dark horse is the new Zelda Uncharted 3 will take it for PS3.. It's highly unlikely that we will see Halo HD..but if we did then alost all bets are off..my theory is Microsft will save that gem for 2012..but announce it at E3 The other darkhorse is what the ol' Infinity Ward folks are working on..that could be interesting Black Ops is simply a beast..hated on the internet played daily by millions Evil
Yup UC2 for PS3 will most likely take it and prob lag behind Gears Sales wise by a million or so. Halo will not outsell COD by an stretch of the imagination and @BlackArrow below er BF3 no way will it take the crown of most sold. A lot of ppl seem to forget BFBC2 sold less then KZ2 on the ps3 and just more than KZ2 sales equivalent on the x360 and I mean just. So no way. I cant believe ppl think BF has been a serious competitor till now in terms of sales.Better quality I def think its better then COD but its equal to KZ in terms of sales. Anyways who cares about BO dominance its KZ,CF,Rage and Crysis for me this year!!
Pretty much every shooter out there can!
I believe Battlefield 3 can take it's crown. Simple fact that I already like Bad Company 2, and the numbers of players online for it. Plus the amount of people that liked Battlefield 2 on PC.. the popularity for BF3 could be huge.
I hope you're right. It's looking amazing so far.
We go again in N4G land nobody plays COD do they LOL, COD will continue to be played year after year until someone brings out a Multiplayer game that beats it's fun and easy pick up and play gameplay. I have both consoles and on both of them all my friends lists are full of people playing it, I myself prefer BBC2 and am hoping that B3 will be able to dethrone COD, but somehow I doubt it. I just accept that COD is a great way to pass a few hours, shame you lot can't see it.
Nobody is denying the fact that it is a DECENT way, at best, to pass a couple hours. What annoys people is that it is the same game every year, on the same game engine, only adding new guns, new maps, and a couple new game modes, including one that was stolen from Counter-Strike Source (Gun Game).
Like Madden, FIFA & all the other EA sports titles that really only update rosters and touch up little things and charge full price when they could release an update patch. They're all the same, not just COD games,it's our fault for buying them every year.
At least they use a new engine. And what new elements are you going to add to a football game? Or a soccer game? Allow the players to use guns? Zombies? The difference is the type of game. Football and soccer have rules, and they try to implement said rules into the game itself, so that those who enjoy the sport, can play it as if they might actually be playing the sport IRL. A shooter that doesn't evolve, despite the fact that it isn't restricted, is completely different. They SHOULD use a new engine, they don't. They SHOULD add new gameplay elements, THEY DON'T. It's the fact that Treyarch wasn't restricted to what they could do with Black Ops, and Infinity Ward wasn't restricted to what they could do with MW2, and yet they still kept it the same. And an update patch? For an entirely new engine? That wouldn't work.
FIFA hasn't had a new engine from last year, its the same, so is NHl, they have the same engine, just slight gaming changes, like maybe a new trick or two. Ive got the games and I bet you if you put on say NHL 10 & NHL 11 on different televisions and I asked you to tell me which is which, you wouldn't be able to, yet that's an extra £40 each year.Same as COD, they have little changes like different perks, again I'm not defending any of them, but they ALL are at it and we buy them and so they'll keep doing it.
They are talking about sales. I think the best selling FPS this year apart from COD will be Battlefield 3. Not sure if it'll reach COD numbers but I know for damn sure it will be in my 360 day 1 :)
BattleField sold less then KZ on the ps3 and slightly more then KZ sales numbers on the 360 so how will it in any way do COD no?. I will be happy if both KZ and BF did though. Way better then COD BO IMO. Also hope Halo kicks BO in the ass if it is released this year
No game can, unless ppl will stop buying those mindless games!
For multiplat there is only one game that can do that, BF3, but its still some time off, for PS3 GT5 and LBP2 have shown the way for weeks now(dont know what this weeks chart looks like though) for xbox, unfortunately xbox gamers have not wised up to the bs that is black-ops.
COD is like a Fat kid who started out skinny, as the years go by people will keep feeding him and feeding him, by the point of black ops he is chronically obese. He will have a heart attack, the only way COD will be killed is when it implodes in on itself and the casuals find a new game to flock to.
Perhaps Killzone 3 will take a good chunk on the PS3.
I would love the ps comunity to put a middle finger up 2 activision it's common knowledge that activision favours xbox
this game's popularity confuses me.. I loved MW, I couldn't wait to play it and try to get the headshots for red camo and the gold guns. I loved MW2 right up until everyone figured out OMA and danger close. I liked the way the guns looked and the selection of wepons, the framerate was nice, the game flowed pretty well and even the over powered killstreaks didn't bother me. I had classes to shoot stuff down. the commando thing was pretty lame but w/e. Black Ops was a different story, there was nothing about this game that made it special or really fun. The camos sucked, all you had to do was buy them, there was no work involved, the RC car is stupid, the guns blow, the graphics blow and I can see the future of microtransactions for camos coming from Activision already. Red camo - 99 cents in the PS store! The lag is horrible, the snipers are horrible, there's no motivation for me to play this game. I realize it's popular and my opinion is in the minority, but it had none of the fun factor that the previous versions had. We used to party up and play SnD all night on MW, now no one bothers because it's just a run at the other team and see what happens game. Just an opinion, but the only thing that's going to kill this game is itself or it's publisher.
I agree with most of wot your saying except the only thing killing this game is activision for rushing it out every year & the lobbys R plagued with 11 year olds I used 2 love cod but the sad truth is that cod is a kiddies game
I hope COD MW3 sells another 20 million copies. and I hope it's the same graphics engine, same broken MP, same bugs, and same hacks as MW2. Then maybe one day you "Sheeple" will wake up and realize that Activision has made Billions of dollars off of COD but they can't even reinvest that money into making a better graphics engine, or bug testing, or making an epic SP, or even giving you some free DLC. But instead they continue to rape gamers for $60 then $15 DLC plus Microsoft pays Activision for timed DLC and profits from Xbox live. Sure COD is a great casual/arcade game experience that appeals to many. It has a great fun factor that appeals to many. My point is developers cry about Piracy takes away money to make better games, so what is Activision's excuse?
Ummm, Brink looks fucking fantastic. I think if it gets enough advertising, it can easily beat CoD. Just an opinion, though.
What can beat black op's dominance?? A stick!
a bologna sandwich?
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