Modern Warfare 2 rakes in over $1 billion worldwide

By Matthew
Jan 13, 2010
  1. Activision today announced that Infinity Ward's blockbuster military shooter, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, has accumulated over $1 billion in estimated global retail sales. The title's popularity has far exceeded expectations, shattering numerous entertainment records, and even becoming the most pirated game of 2009, despite its late-year release.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    I'm in the wrong business.... :(
  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    James Cameron Modern Warfare 3 IN 3D - COMING SOON!
  4. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 173


    Good game though, still working my way through it, but have enjoyed it so far. I'm even a PC user, the lack of "dedicated servers" isn't a big deal, worse case scenario, the host drops, the game pauses for 10sec while it sorts a new host and you resume.
  5. Shame they can't even fix the issues in the game, no dedicated servers etc. This is why a lot of people I know are now trading this game in for something better.
  6. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Ok, well I think this proves that pirating doesn't effect sales....hmmmm
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    ???huh? how by any stretch of the imagination do you draw that conclusion?
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,902   +528

    What he meant was that it didn't affect the sales of this game too much. Not even blockbuster movies earn this much money... and so fast too.
  10. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    No it doesn't. It just proves that 4+ million people are willing to steal.
  11. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 173

    Next time you release a product and are willing to write off $200+ Million (4mill*$50) you can just send me the check.
  12. those 4 million pirated games could've been 4 million sales if IW listened to their customers. 4 million x $60 = $240 million? Guess when you make $1 billion, you could tell the pc gamers to go f**k themselves.

    Those people here you say dedicated servers is not a big deal are *****s. They are people who buy a game to just play the campaign.
  13. thanks a lot to those fan boys. IW could remake pac-man and label it call of duty 8, and stupid *** people will buy it.
  14. @compdata, "No it doesn't. It just proves that 4+ million people are willing to steal."

    Pirating isnt a stealing, you *******. If you something find on internet then it is free, because U FOUND IT. Just like you find 1000$ in public WC. Of course you would took it... so you are thieft, arent you? ****tard
  15. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    Pirating isn't stealing? And "because you found it on the Internet" makes it OK? You want to see retarded? Go look in a mirror, Guest.
  16. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    Tell that to the FBI as they haul your *** away to jail for pirating. I'm sure it will work.
  17. I keep hearing people comparing movies and video games in terms of revenue. You can't make an accurate comparison between the price of a movie ticket versus the price of a video game. Its like comparing apples and oranges.
  18. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 224   +7

    Agreed, his methods seem subjectively intellectual, let him see how it fares in the face of ruthless entertainment corporations. It's people like that that are best defined as the appropriate individuals to be confined.
  19. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    You're right, but Activision started the comparison so...James Cameron Modern Warfare 3 IN 3D!!! YA! =P

    And Pirating =! Stealing, it's copyright infringement. Both wrong and usually illegal with some exceptions in other countries. And it's not always a criminal matter like stealing... Nevertheless MW2 would still imo be number one on the pirated games list even if they didn't screw PC gamers over. Popular things will always be popular targets for piracy.
  20. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    unfortunatly, this thinking is common these days

    and the nominees for the most preposterous thinking are........

    I weep for humanity

    hey Guest, I just found your car in public.....geezus
  21. totally agree with you, i was concerned before as a major COD4 player but now it's just kinda the normal way of playing.
  22. So if 4 Mill people have 0$ to spend on a $50 game, how the f*ck do they lose $200M?

    So could I copy this game over and over and start handing it out to every person on the planet then get sued because they "lost" $400 Billion?

    Where is this $400 Billion dollars I created? Its not in my bank account. Its definitely not saved on a disk. Anyone every sell a pirated copy for $50? No? That's because its not worth that much.

    Lets talk about the dollars stolen from the pockets of consumers.... Anyone's Xbox overheat? PS3 Hardware failure? Voided warranties? Games scratched? Misleading advertisements? False game reviews?
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