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Call of Duty franchise surpasses new milestone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Nov 2009 14:36 User comments (20)

Call of Duty franchise surpasses new milestone The huge launch of Modern Warfare 2 has helped the popular Call of Duty franchise to reach a new milestone, passing the $3 billion USD revenue mark, says publisher Activision.
Overall, the six CoD titles have sold 55 million units with Modern Warfare 2 crushing recent entertainment launch records by taking in $550 million USD in its first five days of availability.

In just its first day, the game sold 4.7 million units in the US and UK markets. The new milestone has Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick calling the franchise one of the "greatest entertainment franchises of all time."

"If you consider the number of hours our audiences are engaged in playing Call of Duty games, it is likely to be one of the most viewed of all entertainment experiences in modern history,"
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20 user comments

129.11.2009 3:30

I've got to say that the CoD Franchise is pretty slick. I only played the first one, still deciding on the Modern 2...but from everything I've seen and heard, it is the game to get now.

Grats to Activision!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Nov 2009 @ 3:31

229.11.2009 16:48

WII...Ipod and now COD piece is a grand farce...er..fad...

330.11.2009 0:37

with all that money made they should have dedicated servers, the online which is the only good part of these games is very laggy at times, once bfbc or mag comes out ill be moving to one of those.

A game like warhawk puts cods online to shame unless you like lag or waiting for new host then cod is perfect.

430.11.2009 9:14

Originally posted by Tecbot:
with all that money made they should have dedicated servers, the online which is the only good part of these games is very laggy at times, once bfbc or mag comes out ill be moving to one of those.

A game like warhawk puts cods online to shame unless you like lag or waiting for new host then cod is perfect.

I actually got my longest streak ever with huge lag. Seems to make me play better.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Nov 2009 @ 9:46

530.11.2009 10:26

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Originally posted by Tecbot:
with all that money made they should have dedicated servers, the online which is the only good part of these games is very laggy at times, once bfbc or mag comes out ill be moving to one of those.

A game like warhawk puts cods online to shame unless you like lag or waiting for new host then cod is perfect.

I actually got my longest streak ever with huge lag. Seems to make me play better.
LOL you have slow reflexes

630.11.2009 23:12

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Originally posted by Tecbot:
with all that money made they should have dedicated servers, the online which is the only good part of these games is very laggy at times, once bfbc or mag comes out ill be moving to one of those.

A game like warhawk puts cods online to shame unless you like lag or waiting for new host then cod is perfect.

I actually got my longest streak ever with huge lag. Seems to make me play better.
LOL you have slow reflexes

Well it's not like I suck the rest of the time but im pretty sure the force is with me so that helps too.

71.12.2009 0:31

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Originally posted by Tecbot:
with all that money made they should have dedicated servers, the online which is the only good part of these games is very laggy at times, once bfbc or mag comes out ill be moving to one of those.

A game like warhawk puts cods online to shame unless you like lag or waiting for new host then cod is perfect.

I actually got my longest streak ever with huge lag. Seems to make me play better.
LOL you have slow reflexes

Well it's not like I suck the rest of the time but im pretty sure the force is with me so that helps too.
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

81.12.2009 0:35

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Originally posted by Tecbot:
with all that money made they should have dedicated servers, the online which is the only good part of these games is very laggy at times, once bfbc or mag comes out ill be moving to one of those.

A game like warhawk puts cods online to shame unless you like lag or waiting for new host then cod is perfect.

I actually got my longest streak ever with huge lag. Seems to make me play better.
LOL you have slow reflexes

Well it's not like I suck the rest of the time but im pretty sure the force is with me so that helps too.
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

I prefer grenades and spam......nothing makes a good spam sandwich like a free loosened grenades around meaty things!

Gibblets! Its what for dinner!

92.12.2009 3:52
chris4160
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Modern warfare 2 sucks, IW tried to make things too fancy, yet they left out all the good upgrades. If only they had made a new cod 4 with better graphics, more perks and more weapons. Instead they became the new Treyarch (even though WaW is probably better than mw2).

104.12.2009 13:16

Originally posted by chris4160:
Modern warfare 2 sucks, IW tried to make things too fancy, yet they left out all the good upgrades. If only they had made a new cod 4 with better graphics, more perks and more weapons. Instead they became the new Treyarch (even though WaW is probably better than mw2).
You need help, MW2 ownz, dont get me wrong, I loved cod4 and spent many hours ranking up, but it hasnt got the polished finish that mw2 has (and im not talking about the graphics).

114.12.2009 13:31

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Originally posted by chris4160:
Modern warfare 2 sucks, IW tried to make things too fancy, yet they left out all the good upgrades. If only they had made a new cod 4 with better graphics, more perks and more weapons. Instead they became the new Treyarch (even though WaW is probably better than mw2).
You need help, MW2 ownz, dont get me wrong, I loved cod4 and spent many hours ranking up, but it hasnt got the polished finish that mw2 has (and im not talking about the graphics).

.....WM2 is polished? 0-o

124.12.2009 13:59

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Originally posted by chris4160:
Modern warfare 2 sucks, IW tried to make things too fancy, yet they left out all the good upgrades. If only they had made a new cod 4 with better graphics, more perks and more weapons. Instead they became the new Treyarch (even though WaW is probably better than mw2).
You need help, MW2 ownz, dont get me wrong, I loved cod4 and spent many hours ranking up, but it hasnt got the polished finish that mw2 has (and im not talking about the graphics).

.....WM2 is polished? 0-o
Action Packed Maybe, it did show the better part of what really happens in war,or could happen.

134.12.2009 20:57
pspbarry
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Originally posted by chris4160:
Modern warfare 2 sucks, IW tried to make things too fancy, yet they left out all the good upgrades. If only they had made a new cod 4 with better graphics, more perks and more weapons. Instead they became the new Treyarch (even though WaW is probably better than mw2).
COD MW2 is the best war game to date! i can think you only put this to wind us up, what good upgrades? you have just about everything you could ask for, a good single player game, great online and spec ops to test even the best gamers out there its a dream come true if COD MW had anything missing its been added to this fantastic game.

145.12.2009 0:05
chris4160
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by chris4160:
Modern warfare 2 sucks, IW tried to make things too fancy, yet they left out all the good upgrades. If only they had made a new cod 4 with better graphics, more perks and more weapons. Instead they became the new Treyarch (even though WaW is probably better than mw2).
COD MW2 is the best war game to date! i can think you only put this to wind us up, what good upgrades? you have just about everything you could ask for, a good single player game, great online and spec ops to test even the best gamers out there its a dream come true if COD MW had anything missing its been added to this fantastic game.
Upgrades as in detailed leaderboards (like WaW), local search function, realistic damage (e.g legs blown off) not just ridicuously overpowered rag doll and proper host searching.

The single player is good, but they went overboard in multiplayer. Like how you only get 1 claymore and that is in the same category as grenades. Most of mw2 is done well, but there are just a few things that destroy it.

155.12.2009 1:49

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Originally posted by chris4160:
Modern warfare 2 sucks, IW tried to make things too fancy, yet they left out all the good upgrades. If only they had made a new cod 4 with better graphics, more perks and more weapons. Instead they became the new Treyarch (even though WaW is probably better than mw2).
COD MW2 is the best war game to date! i can think you only put this to wind us up, what good upgrades? you have just about everything you could ask for, a good single player game, great online and spec ops to test even the best gamers out there its a dream come true if COD MW had anything missing its been added to this fantastic game.
Upgrades as in detailed leaderboards (like WaW), local search function, realistic damage (e.g legs blown off) not just ridicuously overpowered rag doll and proper host searching.

The single player is good, but they went overboard in multiplayer. Like how you only get 1 claymore and that is in the same category as grenades. Most of mw2 is done well, but there are just a few things that destroy it.
seriously a claymore one of the most hated items in the history of FPS's and your complaining that you only get one.

165.12.2009 2:59
chris4160
Inactive

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Originally posted by chris4160:
Modern warfare 2 sucks, IW tried to make things too fancy, yet they left out all the good upgrades. If only they had made a new cod 4 with better graphics, more perks and more weapons. Instead they became the new Treyarch (even though WaW is probably better than mw2).
COD MW2 is the best war game to date! i can think you only put this to wind us up, what good upgrades? you have just about everything you could ask for, a good single player game, great online and spec ops to test even the best gamers out there its a dream come true if COD MW had anything missing its been added to this fantastic game.
Yes, but you get two noob tubesI wouldn't mind only having one if it was not in the same category as a grenade.

Upgrades as in detailed leaderboards (like WaW), local search function, realistic damage (e.g legs blown off) not just ridicuously overpowered rag doll and proper host searching.

The single player is good, but they went overboard in multiplayer. Like how you only get 1 claymore and that is in the same category as grenades. Most of mw2 is done well, but there are just a few things that destroy it.
seriously a claymore one of the most hated items in the history of FPS's and your complaining that you only get one.
Yes, but you get two of the most hated items in the history of FPS's, noob tubes, and it doesn't even replace the equipment. I wouldn't mind only having one claymore if it wasn't in the same category as the grenade.

175.12.2009 17:03

Claymore's suck, such a dissapointing way to die, I can respect a guy with quicker reactions who drills u quicker than u can drop them, same as being killed by a frag grenade, I am so glad they got rid of the 3 frag granades like in cod4, its far better when there is skill involved than a lucky grenade (wet work anyone!).

I do agree with chris4160, the damage should be more like cod5 with limbs blowing off etc.

And my last gripe with the game is the noob tube, such a 'no-skill kill' :-(

185.12.2009 17:40

Originally posted by xboxd00d:
Claymore's suck, such a dissapointing way to die, I can respect a guy with quicker reactions who drills u quicker than u can drop them, same as being killed by a frag grenade, I am so glad they got rid of the 3 frag granades like in cod4, its far better when there is skill involved than a lucky grenade (wet work anyone!).

I do agree with chris4160, the damage should be more like cod5 with limbs blowing off etc.

And my last gripe with the game is the noob tube, such a 'no-skill kill' :-(
Instead of messing with proper equipment sets why bnot just have severs with limited grenades and servers with non limited grenades, surely they can make a sever run off the same set of machines that's able to balance out the bandwidth so there's more server bandwidth/slots for which ever people are playing more......

195.12.2009 22:35

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Originally posted by xboxd00d:
Claymore's suck, such a dissapointing way to die, I can respect a guy with quicker reactions who drills u quicker than u can drop them, same as being killed by a frag grenade, I am so glad they got rid of the 3 frag granades like in cod4, its far better when there is skill involved than a lucky grenade (wet work anyone!).

I do agree with chris4160, the damage should be more like cod5 with limbs blowing off etc.

And my last gripe with the game is the noob tube, such a 'no-skill kill' :-(
Instead of messing with proper equipment sets why bnot just have severs with limited grenades and servers with non limited grenades, surely they can make a sever run off the same set of machines that's able to balance out the bandwidth so there's more server bandwidth/slots for which ever people are playing more......
you could restrict perks or particular weapons that is why having no dedicated servers is a really big deal.

Martyrdom anyone.

205.12.2009 22:42

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Originally posted by xboxd00d:
Claymore's suck, such a dissapointing way to die, I can respect a guy with quicker reactions who drills u quicker than u can drop them, same as being killed by a frag grenade, I am so glad they got rid of the 3 frag granades like in cod4, its far better when there is skill involved than a lucky grenade (wet work anyone!).

I do agree with chris4160, the damage should be more like cod5 with limbs blowing off etc.

And my last gripe with the game is the noob tube, such a 'no-skill kill' :-(
Instead of messing with proper equipment sets why bnot just have severs with limited grenades and servers with non limited grenades, surely they can make a sever run off the same set of machines that's able to balance out the bandwidth so there's more server bandwidth/slots for which ever people are playing more......
you could restrict perks or particular weapons that is why having no dedicated servers is a really big deal.

Martyrdom anyone.
Ya but having a automated setup where you have like 10000 slot severs are connected with each other and put out more bandwidth to whatever game type is having the most people being sent to, you prioritize the highest and lowest for best pings. Next to lowest and next higher to it get the worse pings while the middle stuff gets 2nd to 3rd best pings.

Well..they could build it like that...not saying they would.....haven forbid people host games on their own unit....

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