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Modern Warfare 2 reaches $1 billion in sales

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jan 2010 13:50 User comments (21)

Modern Warfare 2 reaches $1 billion in sales The Activision blockbuster smash hit Modern Warfare 2 has hit $1 billion USD in global sales in two months of availability, meaning about 15 million units have been sold.
The news makes it a good month for the entertainment industry, with the blockbuster film Avatar surpassing $1 billion as well, becoming the second-highest grossing film of all-time, in just one month of release.

At 15 million units sold, Modern Warfare 2 ranks 12th all-time for non-bundled games, behind Wii Fit, Wii Play, Nintendogs, Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, Diamond and Pearl, New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Bros. 3, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Mario Kart DS.

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21 user comments

114.1.2010 14:23

Rank 12 and majority of those ahead of MW2 are Nintendo games. I guess I shouldn't be surprise by those DS games that are aim toward little kids.

214.1.2010 14:30

Horray for overrated games.

314.1.2010 20:55

wow i thought it would do much better than those games especially since it was on more than one platform

414.1.2010 21:03
chris4160
Inactive

Originally posted by xblade132:
Horray for overrated games.
I reckon, Infinity Ward completely screwed up multiplayer:
- There is almost no good maps for Search and Destroy (the best cod 4 gametype).
- Removed/altered weapons (M60, M4A1 etc).
- No limbs blown off if hit by explosives.
- No detailed leaderboards or after-game report (like in cod 5).
- Complete change of controls... grenades and claymores are in the same category.
- Only one claymore but two noob tubes.
- Unreal aspects with rockets... in real life the at4 can only be fired once, then it is discarded. In MW2 the at4 can fire multiple rockets.
- No NVG's.
- No partying up/joining squads like you could in cod 5.
- Dodgy in-game voices, the really good voice actors in cod 5 were probably my favourite aspect of the game.
- Music in game... it get's so annoying if you have Turtle Beaches or Astro's.
- Tactical insertions; these make it so easy for idiots to camp in a corner and boost off each other to get nukes.
- Riot shield's... they are not resistant to heavy arms fire, only low calibre pistols. "Body Bunkers" and ballistic shield's are resistant to most heavy calibre fire arms, but would by no means stop multiple 50 cal. bullets. Even if the M82 was in the game the riot shield would probably be able to stop it.
- Two hits (in core) to kill someone with a riot shield. I mean two hits to the head might in real life, but the stupid lethargic hit is not going to "crush" anybody.

I'm not even going to comment on the ease of shooting down harriers.

/rant
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514.1.2010 21:53

Well this and BS,,,,,may the suckage conteniue....

614.1.2010 22:29

Hoping it kicks Avatars ass.

714.1.2010 22:31

Originally posted by bam431:
Hoping it kicks Avatars ass.

Even if its a film...its better.........

814.1.2010 22:32

Quote:
Originally posted by bam431:
Hoping it kicks Avatars ass.

Even if its a film...its better.........

In your opinion.

915.1.2010 0:34

Over a billion on sale? Aaahh, I blame it on piracy. LOL

1015.1.2010 0:46
scum101
Inactive

Originally posted by CJ007:
Over a billion on sale? Aaahh, I blame it on piracy. LOL
right on.. try before buy must account for at least 60% of the sales .

1115.1.2010 2:33

I'm suprised they are not blaming low sales on piracy.

1215.1.2010 3:13

They should be more proud of how many times I've been blown up by a danger close tar-21 noob tube with slight of hand then 1 billion in sales.


No time for Leap frog!!!

1315.1.2010 15:02

It's so successful because Call of Duty 4 was really popular with a new perk system and attachments etc, and to boost MW2 sales even more, World at War sucked ass so people were desperate for a new Call of Duty made by Infinity Ward.

1415.1.2010 15:36

My hat goes off to nintendo, they hook people in with the novelty crap like brain training and wii fit, but once the money has been handed over it dont matter if ya get bored of it within a few days/weeks.
I hear stupid comments like "my friend lost 4lbs on wii fit, its great.." what a load of crap, u can lose 4lbs riding a bike everyday instead of plopping ya fat ass in a car, wii fit is not a miracle worker.
And brain training doesn't keep your mind any more active than reading a book, its all bollocks!!! lol

Anyway mw2 owns, it will have long lasting appeal playing online, until it came out I was still hammering cod4, no wii game will have that much lasting appeal.

1516.1.2010 13:14

hate it, call it over rated, yadda yadda yadda, but its fantastic. the SP's story is riviting and capturing, and yes the MP is messedup with the point is its still fun.

my faev mode was SnD, and i played it religiously on cod4, but on MW2, its utter crap, so yes they ruined this. they killed of dedis ont he PC which is annoying due to the hackers. and how can tactical insertions add toa nuke, when they only work when you die? the AT4, has only one shot BTW. i agree about the roit sheilds though.

1616.1.2010 14:39
Meeble
Inactive

A little bit innapropriate- but i mean its rated M. My 8 year old neighbor plays it all the time. His dad bans him from the first level- a terrorist level. I SEE WHY.

1716.1.2010 15:16

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
hate it, call it over rated, yadda yadda yadda, but its fantastic. the SP's story is riviting and capturing, and yes the MP is messedup with the point is its still fun.

my faev mode was SnD, and i played it religiously on cod4, but on MW2, its utter crap, so yes they ruined this. they killed of dedis ont he PC which is annoying due to the hackers. and how can tactical insertions add toa nuke, when they only work when you die? the AT4, has only one shot BTW. i agree about the roit sheilds though.
So you admit you like and buy crappy games, this is why gaming suckksss111

:P

1816.1.2010 16:22

haha yes i bought it (for ps3) and am heavily considering getting it for the pc as i had cod4 on the pc

1917.1.2010 0:26
chris4160
Inactive

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
hate it, call it over rated, yadda yadda yadda, but its fantastic. the SP's story is riviting and capturing, and yes the MP is messedup with the point is its still fun.
I don't hate it, I just don't think it's as good as it can be. If I worked at Infinity Ward MW2 would be insane (probably the most narcissistic thing i've posted yet). Single player is good, but it doesn't have a sniper or an AC130 mission (the two best missions in cod 4, and cod 5).

Also, most of the storyline is a rip off of various tv series and movies. In particular Black Hawk Down which has pretty muchthe same storyline as the first mission (if you've seen it you would agree). And the tv series A-team how a group of special forces get framed for a crime they did not commit (it happens in MW2 where Pvt. Allen get's framed for the Russian massacre).

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
and how can tactical insertions add toa nuke, when they only work when you die?
People get nukes by one person camping with somebody on the other team, the person that is getting killed respawns with tactical insertions. I've been in 10+ games where this has happened.

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
the AT4, has only one shot BTW.
Yes, but you can pick up ammo for it, in reality it's a disposable, one shot launcher. The at4 doesn't even have infrared guidance (in real life), it's purely an anti-tank rocket. Infinity Ward made up the AT4-HS (heat seeking). They really should have consulted with an Aeronautical Engineer about the rockets.
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2017.1.2010 17:56

Hooray for GTA:SA!

2118.1.2010 22:52

Just to add to the horrible issues with MW2 there is a new exploit out on the 360 that allows griefers to award negative XP and reset ranks! Source

Quote:
According to the user “Noctis Everto” on the Infinity Ward Forums, A new exploit in Modern Warfare 2 (on Xbox 360) is allowing griefers to reset their opponents’ ranks back to 1 by awarding them a large amount of negative XP at the end of the round.

ME and my clan (SC) went into a game of HxC SnD, we found a group of tenth prestiges, we thought they were merely boosters, we were very wrong.
We knew something was wrong when they just waltzed out of their spawn in Highrise and let us kill them.
After we won that round, they said “AWW look at the level 1’s” and we noticed…
Killing them made us LOSE xp…. we won the match cause they ended it.
Match Results: -899999453xp….
What the heck…..
I was 2nd prestige rank 50, now im 2nd rank 1. everyone else in my group is reset as well.
to add to the weirdness:
all of my guns, camos, challenges,attachments, killstreaks, all still set as I had them in my Custom slots.
BUT when i went to customize, they were all locked as if I didnt have them.
So we decided to go play a match, I can rank up and everything, its as if I never got to 2nd. Rank 50.
People Say pics or it didnt happen. heres 2 videos of the other clan members (Including
myself) showing our loss:
SC ShadowTSI: http://www.youtube.com/user/SHADOWTSI
SC KINGCOBRA: http://www.youtube.com/user/kudude2
This Needs to be addressed, or else almot everyone will eventually have their stats reset.

The good news is that prestige ranks, titles, emblems, killstreak rewards and already configured custom classes remain untouched. The bad news is that all previously unlocked weapons and perks are not available to when editing or creating a new custom class.

No official statement from Infinity Ward has been made. Unfortunately, both PC and Console versions of Modern Warfare 2 have been plagued with exploits.

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