Sunday, November 18, 2012


The Call Of Duty: Black Ops launch was stupendous:
Activision gloats that its Call of Duty franchise is again the "biggest entertainment launch of the year", after revealing a return of $500m (£316m) from day-one sales of Black Ops 2.

The figures come compiled from three sources: Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information, and internal company estimates. We're unsure just how much the latter affected the final number, ahem.
“Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful movie franchises of all time,” boasts Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.
It ain't braggin' if you can do it.


JD said...

I remember buying Activision games for my old Atari 2600 and no one knew who they were. . . now we all know Activision and no one remembers Atari except us old folk = )

Murphy's Law said...

I am reminded of how popular and pervasive Call of Duty is every time I post a shooting clip to Youtube or look at other people's shooting clips and see all of the comments from "COD kids" about how fake they look or how great/bad any particular gun is/was, and this despite the fact that most COD kids still live with their parents and have never shot so much as a .22 rifle in their sad little lives.

kx59 said...

I do believe I have them all. Some have had much better replay value than others. The replay value of Black Ops 1 stank. I'll wait for the new to wear off V 2.0 before I buy. I hope it is better than the first.
My favorite by far was MWF II. Played the special ops today as matter of fact.
(hey, it was an official BAR union break)

RabidAlien said...

I think I've played all of them so far, a few of the "Battlefield" series, and several of the "Medal of Honor" franchise. The only problem I have with them is the fact that, for those of us who prefer single-player, the storyline is rather short. I was done with Battlefield3 (got it for Christmas last year), playing through on both normal and hard-core, in like three days total (not all at once) play. For TWO TIMES THROUGH THE GAME!!! To me, that's not worth the $60 sticker price on a new game. I also got "Skyrim", which has pretty much infinite playability, and is well worth the money.

Dave H said...

With shooters, online multiplayer is the draw now. The campaign is only there because it has to be, like windshield wipers on a car. Nobody really cares how good it is. A 10 hour campaign (which Halo 4 has, too - it only took me 12 hours to finish, and I suck) is pretty much standard.

That's why I like role-playing games like Skyrim and the Fallout series. They're not just replayable, they're continuously replayable.

Anonymous said...

I have a mega screen teewee at home and my youngest got this for his 18th. Yes I am a nice Dad some days..
But now?
I get no teewee time!!
Not like I watch much teewee... but I have discovered Duck Dynasty!!
Stupid video games..
If he ain't playing it the other one is...or some kids that don't even live here...