Friday, November 16th 2012

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Passes $500 Million In Retail Sales In First 24 Hours

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the Call of Duty franchise has delivered the biggest entertainment launch of the year. The highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops II has achieved an estimated sell-through of more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates.

"With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. "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. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013."

On November 13, 2012, millions of fans attended more than 16,000 midnight openings at retail stores worldwide. Reflecting the wave of excitement that swept the globe, Call of Duty: Black Ops II drove social conversation in its first 24 hours as it was a top trending topic globally on Twitter in 23 cities worldwide. Additionally, there have been more than 30 million YouTube video views of the game's live-action 'Surprise' launch trailer since its release on October 29, 2012.

"Call of Duty has become more than a product people buy, it's a brand people buy into. And every November we do more than just the launch of a game, we kick off an annual, unofficial but worldwide phenomenon called the Call of Duty season," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "I want to thank our incredible team at Treyarch for making an amazing game, everyone at Activision for making this brand a force of nature and our retail partners for their unprecedented support of this franchise. But most importantly I want to thank our millions of fans for their continued support and loyalty and for making us better every day."

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is available at retail locations worldwide on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC. The title is also expected to be released in North America for the new Wii U game system from Nintendo on November 18, 2012.
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93 Comments on Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Passes $500 Million In Retail Sales In First 24 Hours

#1
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
3870x2 said:
Ill bring the gamebox so we can get our CODBLOPS on.
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#2
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I don't remember inviting any of you....

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I just don't see where this franchise is going with COD. One day I assume people might get sick of the repetitiveness?
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
My friend was telling me to get this game yesterday. I told him nope not wasting $60 on that trash. Then I said Have fun, but you bought the same game last year.

I just really hope that Studios don't follow suit with CoD. I mean theres already so many games getting the CoD Multiplayer treatment with different loadouts and shit, but I do not want the same game being released every year for $60. And if that does happen, well see you later Gaming Industry.

Whats next..........?

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TheMailMan78
Big Member
MxPhenom 216 said:
My friend was telling me to get this game yesterday. I told him nope not wasting $60 on that trash. Then I said Have fun, but you bought the same game last year.

I just really hope that Studios don't follow suit with CoD. I mean theres already so many games getting the CoD Multiplayer treatment with different loadouts and shit, but I do not want the same game being released every year for $60. And if that does happen, well see you later Gaming Industry.
EA is already doing it. MOH, BF3, MOHAW, BF4, etc. Same engine for all of them. Same flip flop tactic with the studios.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
TheMailMan78 said:
EA is already doing it. MOH, BF3, MOHAW, BF4, etc. Same engine for all of them.
Well yeah, EA and Activision can go pound rocks.

Battlefield will still be a better game then these current CoDs
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#6
Dj-ElectriC
I actually enjoy the game very much. Fu*k me right? :D
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#7
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Dj-ElectriC said:
I actually enjoy the game very much. Fu*k me right? :D
that is because you either have an IQ below 65 or you are younger than 15. neither of which you can control. it's not your fault.
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
Haters gonna hate, im 22 years old actually and have a pretty high IQ. Also enjoys BF3 and Diablo III.

Ones who have low IQ are people that thinks that everyone who plays COD have it. Grow the fuck up.
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#9
3870x2
Dj-ElectriC said:
Haters gonna hate, im 22 years old actually and have a pretty high IQ. Also enjoys BF3 and Diablo III.

Ones who have low IQ are people that thinks that everyone who plays COD have it. Grow the fuck up.
You didn't really take that seriously did you?

Hey guys! I'm here with the gamebox!

but I think you've given me the wrong address...
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#10
TheMailMan78
Big Member
3870x2 said:
You didn't really take that seriously did you?

Hey guys! I'm here with the gamebox!

but I think you've given me the wrong address...
That's not my house man, that's a white party........however I'm sure they will welcome you in.
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#11
simlariver
Games are treated like a franchise and that's the real problem here.

Anyone tried World of Tanks ? you never hear about it in the news but it won best MMO of the year. The fact that news and review sites are just posterboards for press releases is not helping people to find out great games.
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#12
Ikaruga
simlariver said:
Anyone tried World of Tanks ? you never hear about it in the news but it won best MMO of the year.
That thing got lots of TV ads here in the EU, massive amount of money must be behind that game.
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#14
Prima.Vera
You guys need to get a real life...Seriously.
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#15
LDNL
Dj-ElectriC said:
Also enjoys BF3 and Diablo III.
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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#16
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Prima.Vera said:
You guys need to get a real life...Seriously.
Real life sucks. Why do you think drugs and booze are so popular?
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#17
jmcslob
I can't wait to get this....Would have it already but the baby needed a high chair and Diapers FFS!
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
This thread makes me hate people. Also we should have automated instabans for using the word "sheeple".

Me I liked the SP campaigns on the CoD games. Not that brilliant but pretty fun. I assume this will be the same. As it will have a new campaign.
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#19
natr0n


was looking for a pew pew pew video to post here, think this will do.
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#21
RejZoR
Now i'd definitely buy this game! Good cover mockup :D
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#22
Over_Lord
News Editor
Man I don't even care.
Didn't even notice it's launch. Or wait for it. Or was 1 bit excited
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#23
TheMailMan78
Big Member
RejZoR said:
Now i'd definitely buy this game! Good cover mockup :D
Depends. Am I playing a black cop, or am I shooting black cops? Maybe both? Well whatever it is they will use the same engine. Personally shooting Urkel would be worth 60 bucks IMO.
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#24
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I had the perfect MEME lined up for this thread but its..... alittle too..... inappropriate.
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#25
Ferrum Master
Reading all this...

Maybe we are just getting old? :shadedshu
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