GDC 2012: Call of Duty: Black Ops Generated $250 Million in Map Packs Alone, Say Analyst

X360A: Astounding stats emerge from GDC 2012 talk.

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hiredhelp2509d ago

And people still pay the constant price hike of DLC make a stand people.
Activision specially has not once given anything out for free to say thanks for buying our sequels and our constant map packs.

ape0072509d ago (Edited 2509d ago )

Off Rant, a call of duty fanboy Rant

call of duty is one of my favorite video games of all time, i am a fan of WAR ACTION GAMES, fast paced in your face, hell, I was a huge fan of MOH on ps2, anyways I got CoD 2 in 2006 and I was unbelievably impressed, got CoD 3, was decent but missed that classic IW magic, then CoD 4 came out with mindblowing gfx, gameplay, soundtrack and ideas, it was amazing, then WaW came out, pretty decent not as good as CoD 4, Mw2 hit stores in 2009 and I was once again amazed, it packed tons of killstreaks, tweaks, packed great gfx, hans zimmer soundtrack was epic, new addictive SPEC OPS MODE and most importantly that thing, that IW MAGIC was STILL intact and better than ever

after that the COD franchise took a step down, don't get me wrong I loved black ops but it was a filler not a true CoD upgrade, I respect its fan-base but it wasn't as good as MW1, MW2 imo, then MW3 came out, the game is decent, still fun but it lacked that old IW magic, levels felt dull and uninspired, soundtrack was nowhere near as good as mw1 or mw2.....and above all that it's the same the exact same as mw2, even the menus are the same, I cannot imagine how amazing MW3 WW3 would been if it was made by the OLD IW with an upgraded or new engine, it would be a stone cold stunner

Activison got tons of $$ but at what cost, the cost of their game not being as great as their competitors in terms of game quality (Gears 3, Halo 4, uncharted 3, GTA etc...)

Activison didn't care about quality or Legacy and for that they lost all my respect, My perhaps favorite game in this gen turned into Rehashed Recycled, uninspired fest..... :(

my Cod Verdict

CoD 4....9.5
black ops 8.7

van-essa2509d ago (Edited 2509d ago )

Black Ops is the best Call of Duty I've ever played (played them all) and yet it scores lower than MW2 and MW3. Yeah, score means sh!t.
And something tells me that Black Ops 2 is going to outsell MW3.

ape0072509d ago (Edited 2509d ago )

Black ops was better than mw3 in mp but mw3 got better sp

van-essa2509d ago

I stopped playing the single player elements of Call of Duty after CoD 2.

SleazyChimp2509d ago

Its all about the zombies. I bought all of the zombie maps and I don't even like call of duty MP. Treyarch knows its Nazi Zombies is a mega hit thats why they embedded the MP map packs with the Zombie Maps. They would never sell them separately, because people would just buy the one zombie map and not spring the whole 1200 pts for the map pack.