Call of Duty: Black Ops rakes in over $1 billion

By Emil
Dec 21, 2010
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  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops has crossed the $1 billion mark in sales worldwide, according to internal Activision Publishing estimates. To date, more than 600 million hours have been logged playing Call of Duty: Black Ops since the game launched on November 9, 2010. The average Xbox Live player logs on more than once a day and plays for more than one hour each time, according to Microsoft. Over half of that time is spent playing online with and against friends.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Hooray! The worst 2010 shooter got over a Billion dollars in just over a month!
  3. dummybait

    dummybait Newcomer, in training Posts: 45

    Just goes to show how low the expectations are for the "New" generation of gamers... sad indeed.
  4. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 768   +47

    I think after crysis 2, elderscrolls V, and masseffect 3 I'm done with gaming. These last 3 years have sucked for gaming and I hope 2011 is better. I'm not waiting another year for a good game. I spend too much money on my computer to be buying BAD and OVERPRICED games. I don't see this trend changing, either...

    I should get a girlfriend and spend all my money on her, at least I would get more for my money that way.
  5. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Console players are not gamers. They require autoaim for anything requiring having to hit a specific target.
  6. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 237   +11

    Sticking now with battlefield bc2 Vietnam, why would I need another shooter?
  7. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    In 2010 BC2 was by far the best PC shooter. Like, when you look at it, you know some serious work was put into the PC version.
  8. jetkami

    jetkami Newcomer, in training Posts: 99

    So many suckers out there. I guess thats why Packard Bell sold millions of computers also.
  9. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Well Packard Bell is just Acer.
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Note to game publishers: people are willing to pay for games just not the crap you sell. Stop blaming piracy.
  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,567   +47

    I didn't rekon much to the game either. Thank god for friend's wasting their money before me.
  12. RaiDeR55

    RaiDeR55 Newcomer, in training Posts: 45

    Got that right..All that marketing hype guess sells lackluster games these days,at high$$ prices.
    BC2 is better then Black Ops imo.
  13. r3claimer

    r3claimer TechSpot Member Posts: 85

    Good grief, I can't believe I wasted my money on this game. I uninstalled it less than a week after I bought it and gave it to a friend to try. He apparently likes terrible games, so I told him to keep it, convenient Christmas present I suppose....
     
  14. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    COD has sucked since modern warfare 2 came out and what do we get a crappier looking game set on an older game engine that looks like **** and doesn't play much better. Come on we want a game that looks good and plays good quit making it all about money you bastards we pay your way through life by buying your games least you could do is make an effort to make it look like you care a little you could learn a lot from the makers of BC2 which is a far better game. Look we dont spend thousands of dollars on awesome video cards and cpus to build an amazing gaming pc to have you bring out a game running on an engine made in 2007??????? look PC gamers pay good money to have great systems and just want great games in return console gamers pay once for a system and its done we deal out tons of money year over year and get nothing back in return on the PC.
  15. w3b0n

    w3b0n Newcomer, in training Posts: 38

    They sold us the idea of a good developed/coded game. We got scammed using our COD loyalty because honestly who didn't thought that Beta Ops i mean Black Ops was the real deal, after loading the game on our pc's and saw the crappy stuff they sold us it was too late we already gave them that billion.
  16. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 357   +30

    Wow that is ridiculous... just shows how many people out there are willing to waste money. I dunno maybe they actually really like the game, but... $60? I dunno, seems overpriced. I really wish they would release a demo for the PC so I could try the multiplayer out. I have played a little single player, and it seemed pretty good but I really want to make sure I like the MP before I buy.

    This also proves piracy isn't really that big of a problem for them, even if it is pirated a lot, they are still getting plenty of monies. I bet if they dropped the price down to $40 I bet they'd sell a whole lot more and actually increase profits. There are plenty of us waiting for the price to come down, and if it doesn't for quite some time, that is a lot of no sales.
  17. j05hh

    j05hh Newcomer, in training Posts: 91   +15

    lmao at the people who complain that this game blows, did you even give it a chance? most of the people who say the game is horrid are the ones with a terrible pc or just getting raped when playing online. Playing in a party with friends his hilarious. This game is the ****..
  18. tacobfm

    tacobfm Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    The never dropped the price for mw2, but then again this is treyarch
  19. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    dude are you a *****? i mean come on this game is like the biggest let down ever and so was mw2 they are selling crap games and making millions off it. you obviously have never played BC2.
  20. I like STALKER CoP more...
  21. 63Jax

    63Jax Newcomer, in training Posts: 64

    loool, this poorly unoptimized game (pc) made 1 billion? jeez what has the world come to...
  22. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    How come nobody likes this game but it sells over 1b???
  23. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,362   +260

    Because it has managed to do what the Wii did, get into the general publics interests.
    It had soo much publicity that almost everyone I know had heard of it and of course from the older games It was developed by a decent developer and always got praise from the more hardcore FPS croud until MW2.

    This was a complete and utter let down because they used the trust that everyone had given the franchise to sell an absolute rubbish game that was developed by at best, a medicore developer. Just for the money.

    If it had been Infinity Ward developing the game, it may not have been such a let down, then again, it would have been an entire year more before we would see any game materialise.
  24. j05hh

    j05hh Newcomer, in training Posts: 91   +15

    I have BC2, gave it a chance, didn't care for it,
  25. hassaan

    hassaan Newcomer, in training Posts: 90

    Not surprised at all, was actually waiting for the number to pop-up.


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