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Pachter: Black Ops Hits 20 Million, High Escalation Sales

Analyst Michael Pachter has predicted the next Grand Theft Auto will sell upwards of 20 million copies. But apparently, another title has already hit that lofty plateau.

Several sources are reporting on the analyst's recent Tweet, which says Call of Duty: Black Ops has sold 20 million copies (though we're not certain if he's referring to a worldwide number). The best-selling video game in U.S. history, publisher Activision has already raked in over $1 billion on the most recent CoD installment, and most assume Modern Warfare 3 will be here for the 2011 holiday rush. As for Black Ops, Pachter says 12 million Xbox 360 copies were sold, and he predicts the recently released $15 Escalation expansion pack will hit 4 million. It'll probably help when the PlayStation Network comes back online, although it's clear CoD is more popular on Microsoft's console. ...we have no further comment.

For the record, the last official sales number attached to Black Ops came from the March NPD statement, which placed the game at 13.7 million in the U.S. alone.

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

Tags: call of duty, black ops, cod, escalation, black ops sales

5/4/2011 8:53:46 PM John Shepard

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Comments (27 posts)

The Doom
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:26:47 PM
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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:19:03 PM

Dude, are you having a stroke?

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:33:12 PM

He's typing backwards. lol

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 12:12:26 AM

I know he's typing backwards... but I still can't read the bloody thing.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 12:26:09 AM

I can. :P

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:33:12 PM
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OK, first time was funny...not so much now..

Me thinks you've seriously got way too much time on your hands, LOL

Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/4/2011 9:34:34 PM

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The Doom
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:34:19 PM

?tuoba gniklat uoy era tahW

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:44:21 PM

Waaaay too much time.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:48:32 PM

Jawknee,

Ya know?

I'd get my grandson to interpret that mess, but He's not done guzzling down his baby bottle yet.

*BURP*

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The Doom
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:49:15 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:19:57 PM

I think his text looks normal on his screen.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:36:12 PM

The Doom says 1st post; "What are you talking about?"

2nd Post; "I'm being serious; too much time for what? could you elaborate?"

I speak backwards. ;)

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johnld
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:50:22 PM

damn, sorry i'm not fluent in dumba$$ but i can speak idiot a little. hahaha jk

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Underdog15
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 9:38:08 AM

@johnld
lol! Idiot is my first language!

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Lairfan
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:34:13 PM
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Okay, how the hell did this 7 month old game sell 6.3 million more copies between March and May (assuming they included March sales in the NPD numbers)?

Actually, a better question would be, why didn't the clearly superior FPS's Killzone 3 and Crysis 2 not sell better than this turd?

Btw, once again I'm loving (sarcasm) Pachter's obvious statements. "I think a DLC to the best-selling game ever will have high sales." Good thing for him its his job to make obvious predictions (at least according to Game Informer).

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Qubex
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:47:37 PM

"Actually, a better question would be, why didn't the clearly superior FPS's Killzone 3 and Crysis 2 not sell better than this turd?"

Reason is, they are not part of the yellow submarine happy clappy charade...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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johnld
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:54:31 PM

those games arent selling well because they ARE better games. the market trend right now, or for the past few years are no thinking type of gaming. Thats basically what COD is, just run and gun. the highest level of thinking you need to do is determine enemy or ally. that or what spot to camp. killzone needs strategy to work while crysis takes cunning tactics. ever since i played crysis 2 online, i havent seen ANY campers at all. and this is a game that gives you cloaking and armor.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 12:14:05 AM

It has to be worldwide sales. There is simply no other possible reason for a sudden jump of that size. And that's not outside the realm of possibility. Damn near every gamer and his dog has Black Ops around here.

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FM23
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 2:30:43 AM

It sales more based off of name recoginition. I buy Jordans and Nikes, though Addidas makes some of the best shoes as far a quality goes for a cheaper price and actually perform better on the court. Don't buy J's or certain nikes for the court though, but for ballers...addidas is the way to go, yet most will waste money on expensive Nikes. People love CoD because its all they know and don't care to expand their gaming preference.

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Qubex
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:46:26 PM
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That is truly insane. With PSN down so much , I am sure the xBots have been making more sales of this game...

Black Ops seems to be gold dust at the moment. These FPS's are like a new gold rush out in the wild west...

Incredible!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 12:16:44 AM
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DAMNIT! I'm playing the damn game now, but seeing no reason for sales of this level. It's bloody ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, I see the inherent quality of it, but it's just dull as ditchwater.

Review incoming upon completion, and to be accompanied by a completely opinionated look at the game immediately following the review in the comments section. So yes, I am trying to look at it objectively, and I think succeeding to some extent.
Peace.

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___________
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 4:18:53 AM
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and this is news how?
in other amazing stories water is wet, the sky is blue and planes make a f*cking racket!

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Lord carlos
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 5:23:36 AM
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Thankfully i can proudly say that i have not parted with my hard earned money in this regard

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Underdog15
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 9:40:16 AM

I'm jealous. lol

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maxpontiac
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 11:13:27 AM

You and I both.

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cthulhu_spawn
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 7:11:47 AM
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It could just be that perhaps people, like myself have been buying it for the call of the dead dlc. i have had absolutely no interest in any of the cod games but i do really wanna go running around as danny trejo kicking zombie butt, as a result i am lowering my standards and have just bought a copy of this senseless drivel, doubt very highly if the sp campaign will ever even be looked at though

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tdenny
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 9:46:30 AM
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does anyone know when escalation will hit ps3

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