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
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Ferrum Master said:
Reading all this...

Maybe we are just getting old? :shadedshu
No I still like looking at high school girls.
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#2
Ferrum Master
TheMailMan78 said:
No I still like looking at high school girls.
That's the main point... we are getting more greedy and perverted as we were before... :laugh:
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#3
3870x2
TheMailMan78 said:
No I still like looking at high school girls.
That is just the point, looking.

Were just getting old and grouchy. Before long, people will not even recognize the correlation between my name and my avatar.
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#4
Hilux SSRG
Should PC gamers be interested in this game or is it a console only affair [meaning not optimized for PC]?
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#5
Rowsol
Easy Rhino said:
i just don't get it.
Neither do I man. I've never bought a single COD game and never will. TF2 is a lot more fun.
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#7
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
I'm downloading now.. My brother is dying for me to play some COD with him... But from what i've read this game is so broken right now it's kicking player after each map... Telling them lost connection.. They are suppose to be working on it now, but f@ck why does this old ass game still have bugs... Oh well.. forgive me guys i'm about to go in... It's a good thing I'm on pain killers.. lol I'm kicking myself already.. I should have saved the money and bought Far Cry 3... hehehe Waits for the lech mob!..lol MM, EasyRhino.. don't dis-own me!..lol
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#8
acerace
I love all CoD single player campaign. Haters gonna hate.
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#9
dude12564
Mindweaver said:
I'm downloading now.. My brother is dying for me to play some COD with him... But from what i've read this game is so broken right now it's kicking player after each map... Telling them lost connection.. They are suppose to be working on it now, but f@ck why does this old ass game still have bugs... Oh well.. forgive me guys i'm about to go in... It's a good thing I'm on pain killers.. lol I'm kicking myself already.. I should have saved the money and bought Far Cry 3... hehehe Waits for the lech mob!..lol MM, EasyRhino.. don't dis-own me!..lol
There's always the "buy an AMD gpu and get Farcry 3" option. But then that costs more money. :roll:
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#10
t77snapshot
Most COD fans today



^^^That is for multi-player imo, however I have always enjoyed the SP campaigns of cod1, 2 and 3.:) but Black Ops failed for both MP and SP.:shadedshu
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#11
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
I say why not make this into an expansion series instead of a separate game
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#12
DanishDevil
eidairaman1 said:
I say why not make this into an expansion series instead of a separate game
Because consoles don't do expansions.
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#13
t77snapshot
eidairaman1 said:
I say why not make this into an expansion series instead of a separate game
DanishDevil said:
Because consoles don't do expansions.
...and because they want to take advantage of your money.

I went over to a friends house who just got the game and and watched some of the campaign gameplay, not very impressed at all.:ohwell:
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#14
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
DanishDevil said:
Because consoles don't do expansions.
Hell u can download whole games to xb and ps3 so that's not excuse.
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#15
BumbleBee
the campaign is pretty interesting.. don't get me wrong you still shoot people and it's short but there are big open areas and choices to be made. might shock people lol
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#16
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
I got to say I've been playing and it's better than MW3 by far. The perks and guns are good so far. The drone is pretty deadly! First time I got it I killed 8 guys before they got me. I'd even go as far as to say it's better than the first BO game.
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#17
Ikaruga
Hilux SSRG said:
Should PC gamers be interested in this game or is it a console only affair [meaning not optimized for PC]?
The code is quite optimized tbh. It's still just stupid COD of course, but if you see it as how the game performs, the devs did their job very well on the PC this time, it's all well and nicely done, props for them, they deserve it. Money always wins after all, and after selling crap for years and getting rich from that, they finally have a good dev team there.
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#18
acerace
BumbleBee said:
the campaign is pretty interesting.. don't get me wrong you still shoot people and it's short but there are big open areas and choices to be made. might shock people lol
Well, its non linear campaign shocked me quite a bit. It's ending depends on what you did throughout the campaign. Well, I did bad, ending is bad. :o
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#19
BumbleBee
acerace said:
Well, its non linear campaign shocked me quite a bit. It's ending depends on what you did throughout the campaign. Well, I did bad, ending is bad. :o
yeah but they took out the level up music. now I have to make up my own sick riff :laugh:

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#21
RejZoR
DanishDevil said:
Because consoles don't do expansions.
Why sell it as 20 EUR expansion if you can sell it as 60 EUR full game, erm, cross that, expansion?
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#22
XNine
CaseLabs Rep
TheMailMan78 said:
Everything.....and I mean EVERYTHING is going straight to hell. Time to get drunk and listen to Johnny Cash (Not that I needed an excuse.)
I'll bring some expensive brew... micro or european...maybe both. Then we can play the last good COD game (COD 2...that's Call of Duty 2, from like 9 years ago). Then we can play some BF and watch the world implode...
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#23
wiak
is it just me or do the "screenshots" look like a Battlefield 2142 ripoff?
see? the tech of call of duty hasnt gone past bf 2142 graphics soo its no crysis yet :P
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#24
lyndonguitar
I play games
little effort.. and they get the biggest sales.
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