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CoD Elite: Fastest Growing Subscription Service Ever?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the biggest damn thing since sliced bread. And Call of Duty Elite isn't far behind on the ridiculous "holy sh**, that's friggin popular" meter.

Offering a wealth of extra content and other goodies for those who subscribe, Elite improves upon and enhances your CoD experience. And apparently, even though we don't have anything official, Elite is the fastest growing subscription service ever.

That's right, not even Netflix, Hulu Plus, Xbox Live, or Sirius XM can boast the numbers of Elite. In fact, it took 'em a year to reach the stats of Elite, and that service hasn't exactly been around very long.

"The audience response to Call of Duty Elite’s premium service has been beyond our expectations, and we want to thank Call of Duty players around the world for their unprecedented enthusiasm.

The number of gamers who have registered for Call of Duty Elite further illustrates how this service is poised to redefine social gaming and set a new bar for interactive entertainment."

Don't gloat too much, CoD fans; we really have to see a press release with actual numbers before we confirm the truth of this headline. Usually, Activision loves to brag about such plateaus so we should be seeing that press release at some point...if not, just accept this as some completely unnecessary CoD promotion. And we apologize in advance.

Tags: call of duty elite, cod elite, netflix, xbox live

11/30/2011 9:00:17 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (34 posts)

The X Factor 9
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 10:09:40 PM
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I could care less about Call of Duty Elite. Odds are, the overwhelming majority of PSX members could care less either. We're not sheep, instead we're going back to playing Skyrim, Uncharted 3, and MGS HD Collection.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:54:33 PM

Let's see...

I play Uncharted 3, Skyrim, and MW3. I'll have the MGS Collection by January.

Oh, and BTW, I am not a sheep. ;)

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Beamboom
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 2:11:45 AM

Let's see...

I don't have mw3 yet, but I would not mind playing it. I can guarantee I'll never get the mgs collection, and I can easily wait for the bargain bin before picking up Uncharted 3. Indeed we are not sheep.

You should not assume too much about the psxe readers. We are a diverse bunch (I do play Skyrim though, I'll admit that).
But one of the most sheepish thing you can do around here is posting negative comments about COD. *That's* sheep behaviour for ya. Bleat bleat! :D


Last edited by Beamboom on 12/1/2011 2:20:56 AM

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 6:45:37 AM

If you could care less, I wonder how much that means you care...

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Godslim
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 7:22:08 AM

people could call u a sheep for playing those popular games tho ;)

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 8:16:42 AM

No, you're only a sheep if it's all you ever play and because other people tell you to.

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shadowpal2
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 10:11:54 AM

And some of us are going back to play PS2 games such as Yakuza!!! ^O^ Such a GREAT GAME!

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Godslim
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 10:38:50 AM

not really tho.....loads of people just enjoy playing cod simple as.....i enjoy playing it with my mates because its fun not because im told to buy it

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Looking Glass
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 11:31:56 AM

It's PSXE. Please remember the E at the end.

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 12:10:44 PM

I also enjoy playing CoD with my friends, plain and simple. But the people who refuse to look at the game critically, calling it the best game evar.... yeah... they're sheep. Do i think it's the best game ever made? Absolutely not. It has persistent issues that never get resolved, an ancient engine, among other things. Do I think it's a fantastic multiplayer experience for a group of friends? Absolutely, I do.

But there's the difference. I look at it realistically. I say it's fun and is worth a purchase so long as your gaming habits support it. BUT, you will never see me agreeing that it's quality is somehow reflected by it's sales figures. Others claim it's the best thing ever.... *rolls eyes*

CoD sheep do exist. I've seen it. And what has been seen, cannot be unseen.

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Godslim
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 3:22:08 PM

no its not the best game ever i know
but what im saying is people dont just buy it because they are sheep they can just like the game and want to play it

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H0TSHELLZ
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 9:41:37 AM

YOUR Opinion is "Your" Opinion but with FPS COD hands down is the best FPS the Numbers dont lie. I know im not a sheep and i love COD and the REASON people are sub'd to this service is because you get ALL DLC that will come out for the game(which would be at least $60 paid seprately).

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HATE THE GAME SOOOOOO MUCH AND YET STILL READ THE ARTICLES AND COMMENT ON IT.........You are a true TROLL STFU and leave

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Underdog15
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 2:08:23 PM

Jeeze, dude, calm down.

Who again has hated on CoD this thread? lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 10:18:50 PM
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After some calculations and recalculations it's at 1 million for the paid service alone.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:05:06 PM
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Wow, I had no idea drones had so much money to blow on pointless services.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:07:55 PM

Their moms do.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:33:02 PM

LOL!

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:56:17 PM

I play MW3, but I do not have Elite, nor will I.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 2:20:12 AM

I bought the Hardened edition of Mw3 meaning I have CoD ELITE. Although I havent redeemed my code yet. The only reason I got it was because yo get all the DLC. I greatly regret it due to the fact that I never play Mw3. I have been playing Skyrim instead. My 1st RPG and I love it.

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PasteNuggs
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 11:17:26 PM
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ZZZZZzzzzzz

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Geobaldi
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 12:38:55 AM
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Looks up from <insert game title here>, shrugs, and goes back to previously stated game.

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CaptRon
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 12:39:50 AM
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That's it, just keep giving them more money.

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D1g1tal5torm
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 8:35:31 AM

Aren't people free to choose what they do with their money?

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AshT
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 1:58:46 AM
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no suprise there, these people will pay again if activision put out another subscription on top of this one.

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___________
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 3:38:19 AM
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sigh.
its come to the point where were going to open next years Guinness book of records and its going to be holey dedicated to COD!
sigh, what has this world come to!

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tridon
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 5:33:36 AM
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People are retarded when it comes to CoD. I don't get it. I enjoy the MW games, I do, but they're just generic FPS's. There's nothing special about them.

I think the next time I had a yard sale, I'm just going to stencil "Call of Duty" on to everything. I'd probably be sold out of everything within an hour.

Have kittens that you're trying to get rid of? Shave "Modern Warfare" into their sides and say that they're an endangered CoD species. They'll be gone by the end of the day!

Have a piece-of-s#!t car that you want to get rid of, but nobody's buying because it's a rust-bucket and a lemon. Throw in a subscription to Call of Duty: Elite and say bye-bye to your p.o.s.

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Godslim
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 10:39:37 AM

"There's nothing special about them. " tell that to cod4 when it first came out

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D1g1tal5torm
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 5:44:40 AM
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I dont understand the animosity to a game that has received critical acclaim. Fair enough if you dont like it - dont buy it and dont register. But to moan about something you dont own...what's the point?

Additionally, Elite by default is NOT a paid service, you only have to register to become a member; you CAN however pay for additional features/dlc if required.

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kokoro
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 7:13:58 AM
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Soon the activision CEO wont need to shop for toilet paper anymore.

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 8:23:47 AM
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What service is this guy referring to? Because there is a free Elite that I'm sure more players sign up for... because it's free.

But it's a good business set up for the premium version. If you get it, you get all DLC (which at the end will be worth $75, according to it's pricing, anyways) so if you were already going to get it, it's a good price. You also get a few extra online niceties. In addition to that, if you sign up before Dec. 13 or 15 or whatever it is now, you get founder status, and you get 2 hours of dbl exp and 500exp towards your clan exp.

But here's where the peer pressure will get people to pay up....

First of all, you don't get to make a gold clan tag until clan level 10. Which means, until then, anyone could take your clan tag from you. So leveling up is a must for a clan. You get 500 exp if you join or start a clan while having founder status... 500exp= roughly an entire level. You can see how a clan that wants to hit that lvl 10 mark quickly will pressure the clan.

Free members can only help out clan challenges... which isn't that big of a deal. Clan operations, the big one that gives the clan it's exp, can only contribute if they are premium subscribers.

So people who regularly play with friends in a clan.... yeah... you're going to feel pressure to pay up so you feel like you're actually helping.


It's an ingenious marketing ploy, if I'm honest. Still, though.... I definitely feel like the clan stuff should just be a part of the game. The paying members should be getting the DLC and in-game perks. If you have friends who are students or don't have extra cash... it doesn't really feel right to me to be asking them to pay up just so they can actually be a part of things while being a part of things.

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D1g1tal5torm
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 8:34:51 AM

Exactly right - the free service will be the numbers they are quoting.

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slugga_status
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 8:47:14 AM
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I still don't understand why people will pay for features that should be in the game. Oh well their money and not mine...

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Looking Glass
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 11:33:41 AM
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It seems that the Call of Duty fan base is so fanatical that it makes even the Halo fan base look tame by comparison. And that's really saying a lot.

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SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 6:45:07 PM
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It's not really that surprising considering it saves you some money on the DLC...I've considered subscribing just to save the 10 bucks..

Other than the tournaments I don't really remember anything significan't that Elite offered? I just remember wanting to join so I'd be able to try tournaments..Couldn't figure out how to get in them any other way. (Sorry for my ignorance, it's my first COD purchase)

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