The lights are on
It's not exactly news that Activision's Call of Duty
franchise is extremely popular, but a new infographic released today show just
how popular it is. Spoiler: It's really, really popular.
Some of the highlights include:
For more of these sobering fun facts, click on the image
below for a larger version of the infographic provided by Activision.
Our Take:I don't know whether to be impressed or disturbed. Longer
than all of human existence - just think about that for a second. The other
thing that's clear is that the pundits in the press like myself might have to
rethink this idea that Call of Duty is bound to fall off. I've been
predicting a decline in its popularity for some time, yet each iteration seems to sell more than
the last one. Perhaps Call of Duty has verged into the realm of sports games, with a
loyal audience that just wants more new competition each year.
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They should do this with other popular games. I think these statistics are impressive,disturbing,and crazy.
Well, whether you love Infinity Ward and Treyarch, it is hard to deny that both companies have managed to tap in a massive market and created a series so massive, I would say it might even be bigger than the Madden juggernaut.
wow thats kind of amazing
My god, this is scary.
It's disturbing how many times I've read the word disturbing in these comments.
There needs to a Mass Effect one, or even better WoW.
Now imagine if people spent ALL that time being productive members of society. Or at least played good games.
I just barfed a little in my mouth.
I like Call of Duty but all these hackers on Black Ops 2 are starting to get annoying. MW3 and before I never really experienced this but with Black Ops 2 I just want to break this game.
wow. Imagine if people made research, volunteering, or inventing 10% as much of a hobby as call of duty. I feel gross and I don't even play that game. I guess I should go build something in real life or exercise or something..
sigh...(turn around and start shooting again) hahaha
damn, how many of those shots were hits. as a fan of shooters i am both joyful that one of the best franchises is so popular. and dismayed for the same reason get a life people, as a life long gamer there is more to life than just video games as much as it pains me to say it.