Modern Warfare 3 earned $1 billion in revenue in 16 days

By Shawn Knight
Dec 12, 2011
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  1. Activision’s latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise has managed to generate over $1 billion in revenue in just 16 days. Doing so in just over two weeks makes…

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  2. Raswan

    Raswan TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 278

    Just goes to show that if you spend enough on marketing, people will flock to buy any old pos out there.
  3. thewind

    thewind Newcomer, in training Posts: 65

    And yet somehow they wont spend money making a new game engine.... These are sad times we live in...
  4. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TechSpot Booster Posts: 244   +43

    So many 12-17 year olds that have their parents buy this crap for them year after year makes me puke. BF3 on a high end PC owns this garbage all day. I wouldnt let someone pay me to play that.
  5. Next week: Waa waaa waaa.. Pirates cutting into MW3 profits.
  6. Tizzlejack

    Tizzlejack Newcomer, in training Posts: 26

    So I guess this means they'll be making another one...
  7. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce Newcomer, in training Posts: 129

    Unfortunately, yes.
  8. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 872   +79

    When I tell my friend the game is rehashed with nothing major added just few fixes, he goes hardcore defending, that its not the same and still a damn good game.

    People blinded by their purple fanboy shades ....

    Lets hope for the next release to be.. something more...
  9. Mediocre relic of a game engine still generates massive revenue thanks to a hype machine that is head and shoulders above the rest. Imagine an actually quality product like BF3 driven by marketing even half as effective.
  10. zillion

    zillion Newcomer, in training Posts: 51

    Didnt bf3 recieve a +2gb patch?

    ...Just asking because for me it wouldnt qualify as a quality product atleast until after that patch, no?
  11. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,570   +41

    Even with a new game engine you can only do so much on 6 year old consoles.
  12. Pirates, Pirates, Pirates

    It would have been 50X that if it were for those damn Pirates I tell ya LOL, well thats what we'll hear next week.

    But realistically if it wasent 60 bucks I bet they would have made even more.
  13. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 872   +79

    They actually bother fixing the game. Games are ongoing process of developing if you want to make it as good as possible.

    Your point being?
     
  14. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,361   +260

    I was explaining to a few people that MW3 is litterally just an over-hyped map pack for MW/MW2 and they totoally agree with me, however all there friends have bought the game already so they feel obliged to do so as well :/

    However the COD series suck so hard right now this really isn't "news" just proof that people really will spend money on something they already own but with a higher number on the end...

    I bet the CEO at activision is laughing
  15. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TechSpot Booster Posts: 654   +34

    ...and than gaming died...
  16. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,361   +260

    May I add, of course profits are going to be sky high, they spent £200,000 on advertising and £10,000 making the game (needed to get at least one artist in to change a few lighting effects and get the coloring of the number 3 correct) So of course the profits are going to be high, If they had sold about 60,000 copies they'd be absolutely rolling in it, let alone the rather high number of 6.5 million.
  17. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 761   +178

    It's the same game as the last 3.
    I'll get it on Steam in 2 months for $15.
  18. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    I wish the videogame industry would just die.

    I really do.


    I think you mean 2 years, because that's how long it took for MW2 to finally go that low on Steam.
  19. Here we go, MW3 sucks this, MW3 sucks that..... Everything that gets successful people verbally destroy. So your telling me with $1 Billion generated in revenue, that those millions who bought the game are pretty much stupid? so the 7 million people who bought the game soley to be entertained have no idea what they are doing? IM GETTING TIRED OF PEOPLE BASHING THE GAME. So who cares they use the same graphics engine, so did Assassins Creed for all four of their games, but nobody said a damn word. Arkham Asylum and Arkham City both used the same graphics engine, still nobody said a damn word. No! everybody thinks they KNOW everything when it comes to video games...do you think Activision really gives a **** what a couple of nerds on a Tech website think about their game? HELL NO, they just made 1 Billion, and I give them a high five for it... I and millions others enjoy the COD games, and have since Call of Duty 2. You people get way to carried away, the game is a FPS game, its soley to entertain you, and I am entertained. What else do you want? The point of the game(s) is to shoot the other person, plain and simple, there is no other goal....really to shoot the other person. Its not a puzzle game or suspense game Nor is it a Hack and Slash game, its a damn FPS, get over yourselves.
  20. Like I said, you can talk all that **** you want about MW3.. Did Battlefield 3 make $1 Billion Dollars in 16 days? NO! Did Battlefield 3 Win VGA Best Shooter of 2011? NO! It has taken Battlefield 3, 2 1/2 months to sell roughly 8 million copies, sure I will give them that.. But did it sell 6.5 million on the first day? NO! It took Battlefield 3 2 1/2 months to sell what MW3 did in 5 days. Sorry to crush your little dreams and aspirations about Battlefield 3, but its not as popular.... sorry
  21. jeffz6

    jeffz6 Newcomer, in training Posts: 78

    Its because its easier to play and runs at higher fps. People dont seem to care for detail. It looks pretty so it must be good. I play BF3 over MW3.

    Not to mention theres little choice for games right now, christmas is here after all.
  22. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    Millions of people buy cigarettes, doesn't mean it's good for you or at all enjoyable. They smoke cigarettes because they have an addiction to feed and if they don't do it they end up feeling god-awful.

    So yes, anyone who still buys Call of Duty games or Cigarettes, are stupid.

    Also, being oblivious to the mediocrity you surround yourself in is not something to be proud of.
  23. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,846   +61

    +1 :haha:

    Pet rocks,chia pets,Flowbee, mood rings, and Billy the Big Mouth Bass all sold extremely well.
  24. Zecias

    Zecias TechSpot Booster Posts: 202

    Religion is the perfect example of how billions of people can all be wrong.
    Not trying to say that religion is or is not true, but if Christianity(or whatever other religion) is true, every non Christian is wrong and vice versa.
  25. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 872   +79

    I am not Religious, but Religion is not always about "oh yeah God exists, bow or u go to hell", some people find faith to keep driving them forward, so it helps their lives.

    Lets not get into this though, id write a 100000 word essay for and against Religion.


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