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Black Ops Tops MW2 In Day 1 Sales, Activision Happy

In all honesty, I'll just be happy when this week is over.

But in the meantime, the headlines continue to be inundated with the name "Call of Duty: Black Ops." And as Activision has released the Day 1 sales numbers, it's probably worth examining, especially if one is interested to see if the latest effort topped last year's Modern Warfare 2. Well, it did: in North America and the UK alone, Black Ops sold 5.6 million copies and raked in $360 million, which tops MW2's first-day performance of 4.7 million copies and $310 million. Activision CEO Bobby Kotick gets to gloat:

"There has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records for two consecutive years and we are on track to outperform last year’s five-day global sales record of $550 million."

Well, because MW2 was the biggest entertainment launch of all time in 2009, Black Ops now holds the title 'cuz it beat MW2, and may continue to beat it. Recently, analysts have anticipated that the game might sell between 16 and 18 million copies in the fourth fiscal quarter, although some remain skeptical that it has the same staying power as Infinity Ward's title. Either way, Kotick is plenty satisfied with Treyarch's product:

"The game’s success underscores the pop culture appeal of the brand. Call of Duty: Black Ops is the finest game that Treyarch has ever made and raises the bar for online gameplay by delivering the deepest and most intense Call of Duty experience yet.

The Call of Duty franchise has over 25 million players around the world that are engaged in billions of hours of online gameplay, and we are committed to supporting them with new content and features on a more frequent and regular basis."

Yes, it's a Call of Duty world. Maybe it'll make you want to cry but at the same time, the game is pretty damn good. We still say it isn't what it could've been but then again, the masses don't seem to care about trifles...even if we don't consider them "trifles." Anyway, we're glad the fans are happy.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops

Tags: cod black ops, call of duty, black ops, activision

11/11/2010 10:42:31 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (91 posts)

Oxvial
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 10:59:53 AM
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Such a disgrace =S, casual gamers still dominate.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:15:15 AM

Doesnt matter who dominates. Its still gaming. Black Ops is a game everyone will have sooner or later. Or atleast everyone will play. Were all gamers here, you me him her casual or hardcore we play Ps3s.

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Oxvial
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:18:53 AM

I wouldn't have it.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:59:43 AM

Killa, seriously dude, stop assuming "everyone will own this game". You sound like a childish fanboy. Some prefer not to support mediocrity.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:13:23 PM

Killa: Not "everyone" will own the game. I promise you that.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:17:26 PM

I know but you guys know what I mean. Were not innocent.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:30:37 PM

I'll never own or play a copy of any Call of Duty game.

That's actually one thing I loathe about this game and the advertising for it. The implication that everyone own or play it because - "There's a soldier in all of us". No there isn't, not at all. I actually find that message offensive.

For a start soldiers are professionals with a great deal of training and plenty of candidates wash out even during basic training. But Black Ops isn't about the regular troops, it's about special forces units. Special forces training is only for the best of the regular forces, and even so that training still weeds lots of unsuitable candidates quickly. Considering the skill, dedication, training and professionalism that goes into being a member of a special forces unit, or a member of the Army, Marines, Air-Force or Navy, I think it's almost insulting to those people to say that there is a soldier in us all.

That's not even considering the number of Christians (and members of other faiths) who take their beliefs seriously enough that they won't join the armed forces or fight in a war.

Being a 'soldier' is far, far more than firing a gun and blowing crap up. There isn't a soldier in us all, not at all.
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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:35:03 PM

Yea I'm not too fond of the ad campaign either Highlander. It's cheeping the service of the troops.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:41:05 PM

I thought the commercial was IDK neat I guess, but there is no question it's kind of disheartening. I dont care for the ad campaign either.

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frylock25
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:41:11 PM

i wont own it nor will i play it.

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mexgeo86
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:57:30 PM

I am proudly not one of the people that contributed to this games sales.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:09:09 PM

MW2 was the last Call of Duty I bought and it's going to stay that way.

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Nynja
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:11:44 PM

Medal of Honor takes extra precautions to deliver a true to life experience that praises and respects our troops...but somehow can't deliver the pop culture appeal.

Call of Duty Black Ops throws precautions at the wind and create a glorified arcade shooter that have upset soldiers and countries...but somehow this appeals to the mass?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/nov/11/call-of-duty-black-ops-cuba-castro

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/herald/Vietnam-vet-questions--timing-of-game-release-106987683.html

This is not saying that Medal of Honor hasn't had issues, which have been "addressed". I'm just merely pointing out the state of the human mind in our world today.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 2:58:53 PM

I agree with those assessments, Nynja. It's why we scored Medal of Honor significantly higher than many other sources.

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Lazytrappin
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 3:28:45 PM

Battlefield Bad Company 2 is still dominant if you ask me. Maybe not in sales, but in quality. It is much more realistic and the physics of the game are much better, not to mention the sounds. I was a huge Duty fan every since they were only on PC, but I'm getting burnt out on the games now. I haven't even bought this new Black Ops yet. I think even if I did, I would still be playing Bad Company 2.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 3:43:27 PM

Killa,
I will never play Black Ops. That I can assure you. I may however pick up next years iteration, until I start to get burnt out on FPSes again with KZ3, Resistance 3 and the anticipation for BS:Infinite. Please stop making blanket statements about people you do not know.
Peace.

EDIT: The thought of Activision using the tagline 'There is a soldier in all of us' is absolutely sickening. Do they honestly think that a person sitting back in their loungeroom playing Black Ops is even comparable to one of the men or women out their on the frontlines fighting against insurgents? Wait... that didn't come out right. What I'm trying to say is that the game is a glorified on-rails shooter in which you basically have to mow down thousands of faceless enemies, while in reality, these others have friends and families, and the soldiers oft feel guilt over the kills they have made. We are trained to feel elation. It's wrong.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 3:54:04 PM

@TheHighlander, yah too much M$ advertsing, I hate that.

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AshT
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 8:36:52 PM

I'm not having it

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Thinker
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 2:38:24 PM

After the IW-Activision fiasco, I had initially having decided not to purchase COD this time around.

So I'm ashamed to say that I finally took the plunge and purchased COD:BO - the lure of 3D (I recently purchased a Sony 3DTV) and Online Split-screen proved too much to resist.

That said, I have also purchased Toy Story 3 PS3, Enslaved PS3, Castlevania LOS PS3, Vanquish PS3, Tumble, Sports Champions and Heavy Rain - so I can safely say I did my bit for encouraging new IP and new games :)

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evilmunkie
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 6:59:12 PM

Wow,saying this game is unpopular here is an understatement. You know what, since when was I supposed to care if someone says 'everyone will have this game sooner or later', thats not so bad compaired to hearing M$ commercials that say 'the best way to play COD is on M$ consoles'. I can see how some people might feel disgust and seperate themselves from it, like a hanna montana (or however its spelled)gamer that sees something along the lines of Splatterhouse or a Postal game. Its not like that though,it feels like its comming from just how popular the game is and mediocrity infinity ward put out on MW2. If you don't give what I believe is the better developer a chance to prove you wrong then your just on the hate train to be on it and your views are outdated. To me it seems like most people complain about Black Ops because a) they are infinity ward fanboys and wish this was MW3 or b) got jaded from the MW crap. I perfered treyarch from the get go, they really shine this time in my eyes, does the game have hiccups here and there? Minimal, atleast it is no fallout, I had to restart a level only one time, and guess what, had to much fun to give a damn about it. All you other people with sticks up your butt saying that the commercial is sickening by saying that there is a soldier in all of us, get over it. You are blowing this up more than cuba blew up the fact about the Castro mission. I liked it, mostly because to me it was speaking about the rush I get when I am doing good on the game, I know I am no damn Solid Snake, it was speaking of the thrill of being on the battlefield, while never having to put up with having a friend actually die, or a bullet in your chest. Would it really be much of a difference if they used the words 'theres a warrior in all of us'? I know soldiers, I know some that play COD, it is called entertainment guys, your all free to have you opinion,as am I. While I would not force this game on anyone but I would say I enjoyed it from begining to end and also tell them the last game treyarch made left me playing zombie mode till this game came out 2 years later,yes, I did get that game when it came out.

@Nynja - you had a link saying a vietnam vet was pissed cause the game was comming out two days before Rememberance Day, somebody needs to tell that old man that Modern Warfare 2 came out in 11-10-09, only one day before rememberance day so he can go shake his cane at that too.

@everyone else - Activision always churns out a new COD in november, this year though it put forth the crown jewel of my gaming library, oh yeah, I think its that good, its the 5th FPS shooter i've bought among the other genres I play (action,RPGs, racing, fighting). This game is great, not perfect but not short of great, pass judgement before playing if you wish,just keep telling yourself theres nothing in this game you'll enjoy, if you hate it before you even put the disk in the machine you'll just be complaining about it being too long or something along those lines,for the rest that haven't tried it, DON'T LISTEN TO THE HYPE OR THE HATE, decide for yourself, I am sure you know someone thats got a copy you can play a level or two with.

Why is everyone hating COD this year- ITS TOO DAMN LATE TO DO ANYTHING SIGNIFICANT BY COMPLAING, You all had your chance when activision started to charge $15 for DLC on MW2. That should have been a full blown outrage from any gamer, COD or non-COD gamer!! yeah thats righ, you read right, its only a matter of time before everything you hold dear gets gready,-ier in some cases. Gamers everywhere should have been up in arms to make a clear message to all developers that everything that is more than a $10 DLC package should be well worth the price of admition. Only a matter of time before it happens all across the board. Massive fail all around.

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NonProphet
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:08:41 AM
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Love the title of this article.

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RobiinzZ
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:19:04 AM
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I think its a shame, at my school every one i know has this game except me and they all talk about how amazing it is.

And im like, there are other games you know?

Since i dont know one person who owns uncharted 2, and only like one person who will be getting gt5.

I just dont see why everyone goes out and buys it when other games really deserve the attention not just COD, EVERY single year.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:46:37 AM

Its a preference or a niche...

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laxpro2001
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:54:39 AM

IMO, COD has the most appeal because it is what I would classify as a mindless game. What I mean by that is that you really don't have to devote much cognitive resources to play and understand the game. It more allows just pick up and play action so it has a widespread appeal. Furthermore, many people are also influenced by their friends as well as conform to what others around them are doing for fear of being left out.

All in all its simple and many people have it, and those that don't have it want it so they can relate to those that do.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:04:11 PM

In otherwords Laxpro, Twitch Gamers.

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laxpro2001
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:43:50 PM

Ah so thats what a Twitch Gamer is.... thanks Jawk

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sirbob6
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 8:19:48 PM

I have the same type of friends. When ever I talk start about MGS4, Heavy Rain, etc. they tell me to stop talking about those "weird" games and then they proceed to talk about about CoD some more.

It's rather depressing.

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pillz81
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 5:05:20 PM

The majority of people in the world are mindless tossers.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:47:22 AM
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WOW thats outta control... I mean contributed but I never thought Black ops would top MW2, but it did. Hmm congrats to the publisher and dev.

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laxpro2001
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:50:30 AM
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One day... people will wake up and realize there are other games out there. Better games out there that deserve their attention more than this game does. I wait patiently for that day.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:02:51 PM

Sadly, I don't think that day will ever come. Gaming is going down the road of music and movies were garbage dominates the charts and box office and greatness is glossed over by the ill-informed casuals.

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laxpro2001
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:47:09 PM

Yea I'm a little too optimistic in my thinking sometimes so I still hope for it, but I have no doubt that you are right. I think I actually remember an article a long while back about that same topic.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:51:38 PM

I have a pretty diverse line up of games. And I also buy COD yearly for the experience because I know they will be good. And although I expect them to get better yearly, and sometimes they dont, they are still good. Which is why I buy them. but with that in mind it doesnt mean im going to miss AC: Brotherhood next week, or say LBP2 when it hits stores.

I just try and support the industry as a whole. I try and partake in most major launches while still taking risks on other games.

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Nynja
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:20:06 PM

I think this has been the case for many many years. Before this generation.

It is more publicized now with the Internet and everyone so widely connected, along with the magnitude in numbers.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:45:51 PM

@laxpro,

Continue being an optimist. The world would be a dark, sad, unhappy place without optimists.

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laxpro2001
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 3:28:29 PM

Thanks for that Highlander :)

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maxpontiac
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:56:14 AM
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People sure love COD.

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Shadow_Ninja
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:00:41 PM
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to each his own. i honestly think it's more than just the name. i think it's the online gameplay that really attracts people to play this game, because you get to play it with many people. sometimes people that you actually know, instead of just yourself and maybe a friend or two if you were to play another game.

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:55:55 PM

True true. In fact, I only play CoD online if people I know in RL are playing.

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Beamboom
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 6:55:58 PM

Of course it's the online game. This is an online game. And of course I play it, it's the best online shooter right now, and most of my friends play it too so it's always a buddy or three to join up with. That's an important part of a great online game: That you're not alone.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:00:51 PM
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And the age of mediocrity and dumbing down of gaming shall continue! Activision really is like the sleazy record producers who ruined modern music.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:10:59 PM

Listen to yourself

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:16:30 PM

Lol, go away.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:44:42 PM

hahaha, I know I got on your bad side last night... But hes like a lost puppy clinging to you hahaha. That's funny!

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:57:46 PM

Jawknee is like the anti-killataquila. Without you, he might be happy, yet without you, he cannot exist.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:00:53 PM

Bigrailer, i like you. i really do but last night it was like someone hijacked your login and started posting hostile comments. Friends again? ;)

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:29:02 PM

Friends...

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Godslim
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:59:08 PM

jawkee im learning more towards your views on cod now tbh i just dont think they have imporved enough this time which is stupid for a game that has a massive budget tbh the next cod had better be much improved...i think they should keep the ace gameplay of the mw series( i love the fast style) but give the game a complete overhaul

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 2:21:04 PM

I will give credit where credit is due. Call of Duty has had some fun titles and had fun multiplayer. I loved Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. World at War was fun but no MW. The first MW was a step forward. Progress. But after that the franchise is starting to regress. MW2 had so many problems that werent present in the first game and now Treyarchs latest installment is only a continuation of that trend.

Their games were good to a point but its obvious they arent able to keep up with other titles. KZ2 has better multiplayer than MW2 in my opinion and 3 is looking to be loads better than 2. Bad Company 2 has great multiplayer as well. Have you played that one?

I would like to see an overhaul too. the graphics are just aren't any good anymore. I think that with Activision at the helm though, we won't see an overhaul until the franchise starts to slump in sales. They will milk this mediocrity until that teet is chafed.

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Godslim
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 6:27:26 PM

yeh sucks dont it....see cod4 was brilliant....w@w i didnt enjoy....mw2 i liked because its pretty fun but does have alot of problems......i dont think k2 is better but trust me man k3 is awesome luved the beta more than black ops!

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SvenMD
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:09:50 PM
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You know, I bougt MW and MW2....because at the time MW was completely different than what the other FPS shooters were doing. And don't get me wrong, I liked both of those games. But I regret the fact that I gave them my money so that they could begin to crank out a new MP game every year.

It seems like each year they skimp on the SP a little bit more and add some more MP maps...bingo - 5.6 million sold on day 1.

It really does get annoying as a true fan of SP games. I agree that MP adds MANY hours to a game, but I truly believe you should make a game for the SP and then add MP.....not what Activision is doing by making a MP game and adding a SP campaign.

No one can deny that KZ2, Uncharted 2, and Resistance had weak SP campaigns and that the SP experience was decreased by the addition of MP....but you can say that MP helped them out. Not so with CoD these days.

But it's evident by the fact that alot of people HAVEN'T EVEN PLAYED THE SINGLE PLAYER YET! That blows my mind...it really does.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:18:11 PM

I disagree about Uncharted 2's single player. I loved it. One of the best games I have ever played. I also disagree it was shortened or compromised by the
MP. The SP is the same length and some what deeper than Drakes Fortune. I also don't think the MP in KZ2 compromised the length of it's SP. It took me 10 hours to complete my first play through which is double the length of Call of Duty's and even MOH.

I do agree though that the first MW was a breath of fresh air in a sea of WWII shooters. Too bad the following CoD have fallen flat.

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RobiinzZ
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:22:24 PM

Omg same, i few of my mates said they have only done like the first hour in sp and are just going stright online.

I always complete a sp compaign before going online.

I can see Activision doing an online only COD..would save them money and im guessin it would still sell in the millions.

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RobiinzZ
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:23:57 PM

I also disagree about the single player in killzone and UC2, i generlly loved both.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:25:23 PM

GTA IV was long. Even has a gold trophy to beat it under 30hours.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:43:08 PM

Yeah Your right on most points, but im with Jawknee about Uncharted 2. That games single player was prolly the best as a whole, Ive ever played.

But this is more of an issue with shooters that they dont have compelling stories. Which is why I really like the direction black ops took, from a narrative stand point. although sometimes the jumping back and forth is annoying it tells a story.

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:28:42 PM

"No one can deny that KZ2, Uncharted 2, and Resistance had weak SP campaigns"

I'm denying right here and now that UC2 had a weak SP campaign. I thought its campaign was pretty sweet and tons of fun.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:47:41 PM

Uncharted 2 was lauded for the depth of the single player game. the Multi-player was a nice add on, but the meat of the game is the single player campaign. I mean, come on, the game won all the awards and praise for it's single player, not the online multi-player.

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PAKINIPS
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 3:31:47 PM

I completed GTA4 in around 15 hours and i was in no way rushing.
That gold trophy was silly

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Clamedeus
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 7:06:11 PM

I have to kindly disagree on Uncharted 2, i extremely love the single player for UC2 I'm sure i'm not along on this.

Resistance 2's story was alright but i still liked it, it keeps you guessing what's going on in the story. In Resistance: FoM, i thought it was pretty neat that you had to find the intel to piece what's going on and why it's going on etc.

I can't remember if Resistance 2 had intel or not i haven't played it in awhile, it's weird how i can remember 1 but not 2, dam my memory. >.<

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Godslim
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:12:15 PM
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"raises the bar for online gameplay by delivering the deepest and most intense Call of Duty experience yet"

i wouldnt say that at all cod4 raised the bar since it just really been the same sorta thing

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:23:20 PM

In terms of multiplayer, they did step it up with black ops, if you've tried it yet.

However, there are a few technical issues that need to be addressed.

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Godslim
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:55:20 PM

yeh ive got it dude i dont think its a step up at all its just cod set a bit further in the future with similar game style to w@W there isnt that much improved tbh.....i think the gameplay is a step back its slower and just doesnt feel as smooth as iw's efforts

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TheOldOne
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 12:50:31 PM
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Same fun factor with better graphics and enhanced gameplay features. Most fans of COD should enjoy Black Ops. It is really very addictive. I'm currently switching between playing this game and Fallout:New Vegas.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:02:03 PM

Better graphics? from what i have been reading they don't even top MW2 which weren't that great to begin with.

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:24:30 PM

Yeah, i don't see what's so fantastic about the graphics.

The graphics scoring was the only thing I didn't agree with in Ben's review. Other than that, his review is pretty darn accurate imo.

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Godslim
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:56:50 PM

lol i aggree with jawkee tbh the graphics arent a step up at all lol and theres not much new added to the over all aspect of the game apart from that theater mode and wager matches

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TheOldOne
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 7:35:57 AM

So much hate!

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Alienange
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 1:23:58 PM
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I somehow doubt the game will have the legs MW2 had. Many of the bad reviews out there are bound to scare off SOME gamers.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 2:48:09 PM

as much as you love the CoD series, you should know that quite a few gamers that play this series don't go by the reviews, they snap it up because its the new addition to their fix. They put blind faith in the game

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Zorigo
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 2:41:03 PM
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The only reason im not getting a game that acutally loks all right, is because of this list;
GT5
KZ3
Portal2
LA Noire - possibly
infamous 2
motorstorm apocalypse
deus ex 3
Homefront - possibly.

toooo much. :D

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 3:42:19 PM
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As always, I'm getting this game used and cheaper. Bring me some COD: UO remastered to HD.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 3:58:05 PM
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Damn. That is amazing. There are some fantastic games that haven't managed to crack those numbers despite being on the market for years *cough* MGS4 *cough*. Of course Activision is happy, but I don't think their many detractors are. I now recant my earlier statement that Black Ops will only sell 12 million in this quarter, but will only go as high as sixteen. I do not believe it will sell 18, and if it does, I despair.
Peace.

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ValdiPS3
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 5:20:46 PM
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"HAHAHAHAHA!!! thank you fools!!!" - Bob Kotick.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 5:38:43 PM
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Notice that not a sign of appreciation to the fans?
Not even a thank you.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 8:17:14 PM

Snaaaake,
Yeah, If kotex were to do that, it would deflate his massive ego.

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PharaohJR
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 7:02:43 PM
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COD.... its a good video game series to me.... however its this piece of paper & its green.... most of mankind will do anything to have a large sum of this paper. mw was trill(real good) but mw2 seemed like a setback. the gun sounds wasnt live like mw, the gameplay jus didnt exceed mw & im not a man of expectations but a series is suppose to elevate or be consistent.

COD dominates the market cause its simple, contains gun violence, its a thrill packed action series & online is crazy. i purchase the game cause of online but it doesnt compare to KZ2 or BC2 in terms of quality & online. i might buy black ops just to let loose a hundred rounds on my brother cause COD is the only gun game he likes. im looking forward to KZ3, KZ2 was a day 1 purchse but lately money been tight so i choose games wisely.

with the trend of quantity being mainstream now.... i just hope SONY PLAYSTATION & tha branches of developers never turn into that in this generation & the future.

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Gordo
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 7:16:54 PM
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I can remember my first hour with COD:Modern Warfare.

I had just played through the Killzone 2 campaign twice and absolutely loved it. I stupidly thought the MW would be more of the same.

I got to the TV station level where I was in this open plan office and there was this enemy at the door. I popped up and shot him. Another appeared. I shot him too. Then another appeared...

After Killzone 2 where the enemies hid and tried to outflank and outsmart you, MW was just a shooting gallery. The spawning takes everything out of the game. The realism evaporates when you know that 100 soldiers will appear out of the same door unless you walk through that door.

World at War was the same and MW2 was very similar. Auto aim and spawning...
Black Ops. No thanks!

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Temjin001
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 9:31:17 PM
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I caved in and rented Black Ops today. While I've only played the first level, maybe two, I'm pretty underwhelmed by it so far.

Anyway, hopefully it gets better.

Does anyone else think the animation got worse? The characters on the screen seem to move too fast now, and somewhat choppily, nearly as if they're animating at 30fps, instead of the full 60 with the screen refresh. I think this saves on CPU clock cycles. Anyhow, I've also observed some really bad AI behavior. Anyway, MW2 pulled me in a lot faster than this.

My early impressions are sitting around 7.5-8.0 right now. But, it's just the tip of the ice-berg, I suspect it'll get better.

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ebterp
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 9:36:07 PM
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Its all about accessibility. Not averyone has a ton of time to invest in games. COD found the formula - you can be online and having fun with little time and effort...you can take weeks off and come back and be up and running again in no time. Its really a homerun for the "casual" gamer.

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Qubex
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 9:42:47 PM
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Well, as I have said many times before... Activision is the Hollywood of gaming... pump em out, sell them high...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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BikerSaint
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 10:42:41 PM
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A whole lot of people were excited about the launch of "Call of Duty: Black Ops".
But nobody was more excited than this guy.

Not only did he attend a midnight launch event to get his copy of COD:Black Ops, he also shaved his body hair into a camo pattern and then shot a video of himself trying to open his new game.
(and wrecking the box of his "new, but-not-so- collectible-any-more" Prestige Edition in the process).

For your viewing pleasure......LMAO


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV01n03Sk7A&feature=player_embedded

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PorkChopGamer
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 10:48:08 PM
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I'm looking forward to Black Ops 2. Black Ops was pretty intense, great characters, some cool gameplay diversity. Yeah, it'd be nice if that love were spread to some of the other fantastic games around, but I can't look down at someone because they aren't as diverse a gamer as I am. If CoD scratches that itch for them and makes them happy, heck, good for them. Game on, I say.

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___________
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 1:12:24 AM
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eh.
not surprising how well it sold, but is surprising how decent it is.
for a treyarch game i was impressed.
have treyarch FINALLY released a decent game?

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Underdog15
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 3:56:47 PM

thumbed you up for the almost 100% positive post!!! Nice!!!!!

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Amazingskillz
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 7:41:30 AM
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Please don't all fire your machine gun toward me at once. It seems that people are hating on this game because of its popularity. For example, I hated Larry Bird and the Celtics in the 80's because I was a Laker fan. But when I look back now, those Celtics were great and Larry Bird was just incredible. There's maybe 40 people on this site who bash the game but 5.6 million like it. I think its ego serving to hate on this game so much. That's the true source of the hate. Although people won't admit it. Because human nature in most people is to never admit being wrong.

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Underdog15
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 3:56:09 PM

lol touche!
I think few people have "hated" on the game so far. Most comments are accurate and fair... Ben's review was generous in comparison to other sites. I'm not sure who you're directing this post towards...

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___________
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 6:41:04 AM

people dont hate it because of its popularity, people hate it because of its mediocrity.
this and MoH have so much in common, there both games that are meh.
ok, but nothing special, and that is why people are against it, its getting so much attention and praise when it really does not deserve it.
the amount of attention and praise, and the sales would lead you to believe this is like uncharted 2, when its not even uncharted!

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hehateme
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 10:38:42 PM
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all i know is atleast they dont charge for online play period... dont get me wrong i really dont like them but aleast they respect the way it should be and thats no suprise 10 $ charge for renting or going over a friends house to play a game... or buying used

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ajm77
Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 1:05:08 PM
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For those of you not even going to play this game simply because it's in the Call of Duty franchise will be missing out. Just because it has mainstream popularity and you're a "hardcore gamer" doesn't mean it isn't good. I don't see a reason not to at least try it unless you don't like FPS's.

Does anyone know what Treyarch's news for PS3 owners was by the way? I saw something about it in the e-mail.

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wizzardofozzy
Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 3:51:26 PM
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Its not the franchise,its the genre,they get stale after a while.I played all the MOH games up untill pacific rising or something and played call of duty 3 for like thirty minutes and that was it for me.I just cant get into them anymore.

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