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Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days

Activision announces that Call of Duty: Black Ops II has tallied over one billion dollars in gross sales in the just over two weeks since the release of the military shooter sequel:

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that Call of Duty«: Black Ops II has crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide retail sales, according to Chart-Track retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates. Illustrating the strong appeal of interactive entertainment to audiences worldwide, the game achieved this milestone in just 15 days after its launch on November 13, 2012. Last year's Call of Duty«: Modern Warfare«3 reached $1 billion in retail sales in 16 days. The box office record set for feature films in 2009 by "Avatar" was $1 billion in 17 days╣.

"The release of Call of Duty« has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined. 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."

Since the game's launch, more than 150 million hours have been logged online playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox« LIVE« and PlayStation Network.

╣According to screenrant.com

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31. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 14:08 Dev
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:14:
Instead they'd stop making FPS games as frequently and instead make Sims games.

I'd be ok with that. Everyone trying to make sandbox type simulation games? More simcity, etc?
 
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30. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 14:05 Beelzebud
 
Later tonight when I'm playing Natural Selection 2, with its mostly mature player base, I'll know who to thank. These CoD games really keep the morons in their own partition.  
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29. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 13:55 Stimpack
 
Ugh. Avatar and COD were both terrible.  
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28. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 13:48 NegaDeath
 
"Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days"

A Dr. Evil smiley where he does that thing with the pinky finger to his chin would be perfect right now.
 
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27. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 13:35 The Half Elf
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 13:22
: What do the CoD games (in single player) and the movie "Avatar" have in common?
A: They're both an assault on the senses that play exactly the same each and every time.

Q: What's the difference between the CoD games (single player OR multiplayer) and the movie "Avatar"?
A: Avatar is still 100x times more entertaining.

MW3 was such a cloistered bunch of linear, rail-shooter bullshit that the idea of another CoD game makes me physically ill. But, hey, it's not like console gamers have a single fucking clue what makes a great game, so they readily gobble down more of the same dilluted crap... over and over and over and over... while companies like EA grin from ear to ear, saying, "Thanks for your college tuition money! It's not like you were going to get a worthwhile education anyway." [/quote:


I have to disagree on Avatar being entertaining. First time I saw it (in IMAX 3D) I was literally watching the CGI and totally ignored the story. Second time I saw it at home and actually 'watched' the movie and thought it was extremely lackluster and a blatant Pocahontas rip-off.
In the CoD series, on Airport with my 'Turtle/Shield' build I have fond memories of working my way along the map being a shield for my teammates behind me and and beating the hell out of people with said shield. THAT was entertaining.
 
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26. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 13:34 Trevellian
 
netnerd85 wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 12:37:
Trevellian wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 12:23:
Surely you jest? RAGE was a travesty.
Why do you say that? The enemies were fun to kill, the shotgun was a pleasure to use... where's the issue?

Or do you prefer cutscenes and a dramatic story line where US soldiers shoot enemies with AK47's?

I love people like you who immediately assume if someone dislikes a game, they obviously like COD. The truth is quite the opposite, my game of choice (quite obviously really if you had noticed my signature) is Planetside 2. I was a strong fan of id software, I still play Doom and Doom 2, I'd like more FPS games to be like the original Quake when it comes to multiplayer. I far and away hate COD and everything it stands for, both for the FPS world and for the gaming industry in general as it is a festering cancer that is destroying developers with a "Me too" mentality who try to strive for it's "Right place, right time" success, much like MMO's strive for Blizzards "Right place, right time" success.

My issues with RAGE are:
-The textures were shit, and this was supposed to be id's new flagship title, to show off the Tech5 engine.
-The game was short, way to short to have such a craptastic ending with no id style Boss Fight.
-The car combat was meh at best, and entirely out of place.
-The game had too much of a "Me too" feel when compared to a certain much better post apocalyptic setting FPS with a bazillion guns and better coop to play with my friends... which actually had id style Boss Fights.
-No id style multiplayer, while the car combat was amusing for about an hour with friends, it was nowhere near or as good as a straight up car combat game like Interstate '76

id needs to go back to making original Doom/Quake style shooters if they want to get me interested in their company again. I want complex maps and routes with lots of enemies to shoot at in huge gunfights (While I'm on the subject, something else Borderlands did better)

The game fell short of what any id fan expected it to be. Much like Doom 3 did.

There are many Non-COD FPS's out there that are decent, Hard Reset and Blacklight Retribution come to mind, as well as my beloved Planetside 2. While most people hated it, I actually got really into Bulletstorms story and gameplay, I loved it as much as I did any Doom or Quake infact. Mirror's Edge, you didn't even use Guns (if you chose not to anyway) and the single player was more compelling than RAGE. Natural Selection 2 is another great example of an FPS done right and it doesn't even have single player. Hell, Chivalry isn't even an FPS, it's an FPSword game, and it feels more like Quake multiplayer than RAGE did even in it's Single Player state, and thats pretty pathetic on id's part.

This comment was edited on Dec 5, 2012, 14:12.
 
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25. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 13:31 ItBurn
 
DeadlyAccurate wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 12:38:
netnerd85 wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 12:19:
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:47:
Let the masses have their schlock. Someone somewhere else will eventually make a good shooter again.
It's called RAGE or...

Try a budget shooter once in a while, you will be surprised.

Did ... did you actually play RAGE? Because the only thing good about that game was the title accurately reflected my feelings by the time I was done. That was ... holy crap that was a shitty game. There were two games last year I uninstalled the very second they were finished: RAGE and Dead Island. (And I would've uninstalled Dead Island faster, but I was playing with friends).

Rage did indeed suck! Beyond horrible textures and sprites. The illusion of open-world but in fact 100% linear with a record amount of absurd invisible walls. Enemies are bullet sponges which makes the repetitiveness even more tedious. Snore fest of a story and boring brown locales. I played it for 8 hours, thinking that it would get good, but I uninstalled it before I finished it. There were some good things about it, but in the end, it was just boring for 8 hours and I feel like I wasted my time.

Dead island was awesome tho. Kinda repetitive if you do all the side quests, and I don't think the game works AT ALL in coop. Much better in single player.
 
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24. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 13:22 Porn-O-Matic
 
Q: What do the CoD games (in single player) and the movie "Avatar" have in common?
A: They're both an assault on the senses that play exactly the same each and every time.

Q: What's the difference between the CoD games (single player OR multiplayer) and the movie "Avatar"?
A: Avatar is still 100x times more entertaining.

MW3 was such a cloistered bunch of linear, rail-shooter bullshit that the idea of another CoD game makes me physically ill. But, hey, it's not like console gamers have a single fucking clue what makes a great game, so they readily gobble down more of the same dilluted crap... over and over and over and over... while companies like EA grin from ear to ear, saying, "Thanks for your college tuition money! It's not like you were going to get a worthwhile education anyway."
 
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23. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 13:16 The Half Elf
 
SNUGGLE TRUCK!


*runs off snickering*
 
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22. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 13:06 SirKnight
 
DeadlyAccurate wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 12:38:
netnerd85 wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 12:19:
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:47:
Let the masses have their schlock. Someone somewhere else will eventually make a good shooter again.
It's called RAGE or...

Try a budget shooter once in a while, you will be surprised.

Did ... did you actually play RAGE? Because the only thing good about that game was the title accurately reflected my feelings by the time I was done. That was ... holy crap that was a shitty game. There were two games last year I uninstalled the very second they were finished: RAGE and Dead Island. (And I would've uninstalled Dead Island faster, but I was playing with friends).


So what DO you think is a good game?
 
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21. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 12:38 DeadlyAccurate
 
netnerd85 wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 12:19:
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:47:
Let the masses have their schlock. Someone somewhere else will eventually make a good shooter again.
It's called RAGE or...

Try a budget shooter once in a while, you will be surprised.

Did ... did you actually play RAGE? Because the only thing good about that game was the title accurately reflected my feelings by the time I was done. That was ... holy crap that was a shitty game. There were two games last year I uninstalled the very second they were finished: RAGE and Dead Island. (And I would've uninstalled Dead Island faster, but I was playing with friends).
 
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20. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 12:37 netnerd85
 
Trevellian wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 12:23:
Surely you jest? RAGE was a travesty.
Why do you say that? The enemies were fun to kill, the shotgun was a pleasure to use... where's the issue?

Or do you prefer cutscenes and a dramatic story line where US soldiers shoot enemies with AK47's?
 
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19. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 12:30 The Half Elf
 
nin wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:30:
DangerDog wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:26:
EA must be flogging the devs that were responsible for Medal of Honor Warfail right about now.

with so much money on the table it's no wonder so many try to get a slice of that pie.


Flogging!? Dear god, that's much too expensive! Just lock them out when they go to lunch!


See but Flogging can be a tax right off for Anger Management, it'd a double win, AND there is no shortage of people who would line up faster then a 50 inch TV on Black Friday for 2 bucks!
 
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18. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 12:23 Trevellian
 
netnerd85 wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 12:19:
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:47:
Let the masses have their schlock. Someone somewhere else will eventually make a good shooter again.
It's called RAGE or...

Try a budget shooter once in a while, you will be surprised.

Surely you jest? RAGE was a travesty. And the multiplayer isn't even FPS (Fun, but not FPS).
 
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17. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 5, 2012, 12:19 HorrorScope
 
That is all? I expected more. Selling my stock, stock price falls over news of 1 billion in 15 days. Par for the Wall Street course.  
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16. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 12:19 netnerd85
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:47:
Let the masses have their schlock. Someone somewhere else will eventually make a good shooter again.
It's called RAGE or...

Try a budget shooter once in a while, you will be surprised.
 
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15. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 11:53 spindoctor
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:48:
A billion dollars divided by $60 says they sold about 16.6 million copies in 2 weeks. 4x as much as Windows 8 did in a month so about 8x the number of copies of Windows 8 in the same space of time. Looks like Microsoft made a bad decision trying to target teens who twitter versus gamers. Not real bright are you Microsoft? *shaking my head*

This came out of nowhere o.0

A few days ago Microsoft claimed to have sold 40 million Win 8 licenses. I'm sure they're okay with the way their sales are going.

 
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14. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 11:48 DukeFNukem
 
A billion dollars divided by $60 says they sold about 16.6 million copies in 2 weeks. Very nice.  
Just because you aren't afraid of something doesn't it mean it can't kill you...
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13. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 11:47 Cutter
 
Let the masses have their schlock. Someone somewhere else will eventually make a good shooter again.
 
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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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12. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 11:40 nin
 
Will it Blend? That is the question!


edit:
Holy shit! Halo 4 catches fire!

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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