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Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks records, $650 million in five days

By Emil ยท 19 replies
Nov 18, 2010
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  1. Activision Blizzard has announced it has set a new sales record with Call of Duty: Black Ops. The game has broken theatrical box office, book, and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars. It has made more than $650 million, according to internal Activision estimates.

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  2. flocka

    flocka TS Rookie Posts: 40

    its just better than any other military-themed shooter franchise. .....Period..... numbers dont lie
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,633   +694

  4. dummybait

    dummybait TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Well this just goes to show the low expectations of the newer generation gamers....
  5. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Posts: 124

    Yeah, the PC version is really botched. I'm not gonna touch my copy with a 10 foot stick until they release the patch. I really hope Treyarch realizes they put everyone who purchased the PC version through hell, and they give us some kind of compensation
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    They have no incentive. Everyone will just buy the next game at release as well.
  7. cardriverx

    cardriverx TS Rookie Posts: 82

    I mean this was a good game, but ir does not diserve this. There are better games out there.
  8. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Thats odd, this game has been available to pirate on torrent sites for 3 weeks now.
    I suspect that we'll see Activision Blizzard going bankrupt any day now.
  9. The game is pathetic, no wonder why they didn't show alot og gameplay in their trailers.

    Not only that, but NOWHERE on the box does it tell u that you need to install STEAM, if you buy the PC Boxed version.

    To my surprise, during install. it didn't give me a path to save to, & didn't even use the game DVD and instead downloaded the game from Steam. So what is the point of selling a DVD PC boxed version... I did that because I didn't want STEAM on my computer...

    Activision should have a lawsuite against them for such crap.
  10. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    It's the most popular by far as seen by these numbers, better however is subjective to say the least. Many would argue the Battlefield franchise to be superior in gameplay which I find to be true. I'm also hopeful that once BF3 comes out it'll deliver and show off what a real military shooter should be like.

    I don't get how so many PC gamers bought this game day one and didn't expect something to go wrong. MW2 burned PC gamers hard, and even though it's a different developer it's still under Activision who made it clear they care more about consoles for this franchise.
  11. mrwhatever

    mrwhatever TS Rookie

    l4d came out then l4d2 came out and everyone said they wont buy the game , but they bought it anyways , so we can see that people actually dont care about reviews or infogrpahs .... im 1 of those guys :) , bough l4d and then l4d2 , and i already buy black ops and all i have to say is that i like black ops even more than mw2 , so please keep crying guyss :p
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Sales numbers don't determine if a game is good quality. *****..
  13. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Every box here in Canada states it requires steam. Not Treyarch's fault your country ****s with the boxes of games.
  14. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    That's brilliant, I hope to get this JUST for nazi zombies =P
  15. Wow great record, and Activision rewards their staff/devstaff by laying 200 people off a month before christmas, nice.

  16. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    This saddens me. There are games out there that are much better than this. Such as BC2.

    The more successful this franchise becomes, the more mediocre the new releases will be. They will know people will buy just because it says COD.
  17. The reason you have to install STEAM is that they are Using VAC as there ant-cheat protection system,Instead of punkbuster.Plus it doesnt look as good Frostbite graphic engine games.Looks a tad cartoonie and washed out color look.More like a MOD than a Game..Total conversion mod that they charge $60 for,Instead 20 or 30 bucks...Console port look and feel..18 players max.
    Maps feel like you are a mouse in maze of buildings and hills.Run shoot game for sure.
  18. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Good for being MW2...coufg coufg! Black ops...

    But after What MW2 did next 2 CoD franchise games will be as hyping as this, but I must say it the games is good and it has a frenetic walkthrough, that is the only thing I would like to BBC2 had. But I just grab them both :)
  19. stan4

    stan4 TS Rookie Posts: 34

    This is a signal to EA, they should invest more in marketing, because bad company 2 is way better.
  20. BC2 has garbage game play rather stab myself with a fork than play that game. Nothing compares to the call of duty franchise even tight asses still play the old cod4's like its oxygen supply.

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