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You guys and gals sure do like yourselves some codbloppin'. Activision fired out a press release this morning touting Call of Duty: Black Ops' record-breaking day one sales. Black Ops sold through roughly $360 million in product in its first twenty four hours on sale in the U.S. and U.K., compared to approximately $310 million for Modern Warfare 2.Congratulations, Treyarch and Activision. Selling 5.6 million copies or so in a single day is a staggering accomplishment. Call of Duty is popular beyond belief, and we agree with the consumer consensus on Black Ops' value with our glowing 9 out of 10 review.As genuinely impressive as these numbers are, we can't let you leave this story without a little bit of snark. The press release calls Black Ops "the biggest entertainment launch in history," citing absolute dollar values spent by consumers. While that's true on the face of it, it's a lot easier to be the biggest when you're charging $60+ a pop rather than, for instance, the $8-15 a movie ticket costs.Nonetheless, our sincere congratulations go out to Activision for raking in millions of dollars, Treyarch for making an excellent game, and gamers for getting to play an outstanding multiplayer shooter that has legs well beyond 2010.
I cannot believe that people actually bought this game. PEOPLE ARE F#&@ING STUPID!!!
Good gravy im sickened.
Wow! That's great.
When will people learn that this only encourages Activision to try and pinch gamers for every single cent by making $15 map packs that are essentially old maps, or this could tell them that a lot of people are buying this game and that they could make even more money by charging subscription fees.
Hopefully with all that money they can pay teh devs overtime to fix the *** PC version of the game.
@Ghetto Star Fresh
Come on man, there is no need to step that low against COD players. Congrats to all at Treyarch and Activision and thank you for the great title.
Considering its releasing on 3 platforms, this is not at all surprising. Though it is sad all the same.
The comparison of games at $60 a pop to movies at $8-15 per movie is valid, but a good game at $60 is still a much better value overall than a movie at $10. Especially if you take into account how much entertainment can be had with the campaigns of Red Dead Redemption and Dragon Age or the online components of Black Ops or Battlefield.
Wow. Alot of GAMEINFORMER users are IDIOTS. Look at some of the posts! Mad that GTA, HALO and COD get good reviews? THEY ARE GOOD GAMES. Compair them to ANY game and they will be BETTER. And for all the people saying that buying COD BO is stupid.....they can stick to their trashy MW2 and let everyone else enjoy their purchase.
TREYARCH DID A GREAT JOB THIS TIME AND DID GREAT ON WORLD AT WAR!
I really wasn't expecting this...with the plethora of CoD games out there, you'd think it'd eventually stagger...I guess rabid fans are hungry for anything with the CoD label.
5.6 million...That's the reason third party console exclusives are going the way of the dodo. Not that it's a bad thing. I'm all for more people being able to play as many great games as possible.
If it's nothing positiv...Hate.
not surprised by the number, looking forward to seeing the final numbers once this weekend passes