Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Players Hit 427 Million Hours Online
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Hot on the heels of the official Revolution Map Pack announcement for Call of Duty: Black Ops II comes some willy-waving stats from Activision.

According to the publisher, players have racked up a whopping 427 million hours collectively in the game’s multiplayer suite. That’s the equivalent of 48712 years.

Some big numbers then, but elsewhere the figures are a little more muddled. Because despite Black Ops II reaching a billion dollars in revenue in 15 days, some reports are suggesting that the game is selling 20 per cent less than last year’s Modern Warfare 3.

The price of endless yearly iteration, perhaps? Perhaps we’re not the only ones feeling a little burnt out. Regardless, though sales may be down, Call of Duty remains massively popular.


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Comment #1 by Murdock92
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:19:47 AM
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Imagine the great things that could have been achieved with all that time :P
It's good to see the sales are starting to drop though, this is the first year I haven't bought it, it just became too stale for me.

Btw the link in the last paragraph is wrong.

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Comment #2 by Bob on
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:22:53 AM
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And yet I only know one, maybe two people that have actually played it, compared to nearly everyone I know having played the previous ones. I think there may be some number shuffling going on.

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Comment #3 by LeeBradley [STAFF]
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:23:38 AM
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So it is! Cheers bruv.

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Comment #4 by J Prime
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:25:35 AM
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Ugh, seeing any CoD article really depresses me now. Because of CoDs money making, many other game companies are trying to emulate their "formula", ie, GoW Judgement. I used to love playing CoD4, but it's too much when they release a new game every year. But I guess I must be crazy since so many people buy it.

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Comment #5 by LickableLemons7
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:26:17 AM
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I wish I skipped out on MW3 in 2011 and purchased BO2 last year. BO2 seems like the better overall package.

Funny how many people said they were going to skip out on BO2. When I heard that sales reached 1 billion USD in 15 days, I was a tad astonished. But if it's selling 20% less than MW3...hmmm...

My brain hurts.

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Comment #6 by NetroDude
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:26:28 AM
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Amazing game online, yes I know this will probably get thumbs down but I couldn't give a crap, everyone is welcome to their own opinion and in my opinion its another quality CoD game. I look forward to the next CoD year after year.

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Comment #7 by surreal_82
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:28:32 AM
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Even were nothing to be achieved it would be a better use of time! Rinsed campaign and couldn't even be bothered to finish up cheeves.

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Comment #8 by lifetimegamer
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:35:37 AM
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#6 couldn't agree more. Normally with COD games I just play through the campaign but I have been having a great time with BLOPS2 and have racked up several hours in the multiplayer modes. Great game to fire up and play for an hour or so in the evenings after work :)

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Comment #9 by MakoBallistic
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:35:53 AM
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I love Black Ops, but only for the Zombies, do they factor that into this?

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Comment #10 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:37:37 AM
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@6 im with you ,i love cod and always look forward to the next one.But to certain people , it seems this some how makes me a fool/sheep/bad person, etc etc.
Those people , to me are very,very sad.

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Comment #11 by Hudson888
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 05:58:25 AM
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Im really enjoying it to be honest, I feel like Treyarch actually care a bit more about the product and seem to put more effort in to making it. Im hooked on the multiplayer at the moment.

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Comment #12 by Sanchezz4387
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 06:28:58 AM
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wow major uninteresting statistic....wonder how many of them hours actually attribute to all the shitty lag compensation

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Comment #13 by PonySl4ystation
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 06:29:25 AM
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@6 This years COD game has been leaked...

Call of Duty: Deja Vu

Pre-order now for the prestige edition. Included a replica RC XD remote control car!!!

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Comment #14 by NetroDude
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 06:31:34 AM
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@13 YAWN

As the saying goes why fix something when it ain't broke.

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Comment #15 by King LA Raider
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 06:39:07 AM
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@14, The game is broke though, it's just people are easily brainwashed these days.

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Comment #16 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 06:57:19 AM
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@15 Really my copy is fine , i dont get all this the games broken rubbish.Maybe you just have terrible internet.

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Comment #17 by Hudson888
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:04:42 AM
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@15 what is broken about it? If you are talking about bugs, im pretty sure most games have bugs these days.

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Comment #18 by TotalBlank
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:06:00 AM
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No the game really is broken, in the sense that nobody notices how bad the game really is. The multiplayer just continues to engage players affected by short term memory loss and/or short attention spans. There's nothing any new or different keeping anyone online, they just can't help it.

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Comment #19 by King LA Raider
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:09:08 AM
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My internet is fine, regular but fine, i'm not talking about lag or even online experience (Even though the servers do suck), i'm just talking overall gameplay, unbalanced shooting mechanics,sound effects, level design blah blah blah!!!

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Comment #20 by plum
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:10:53 AM
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I love how hardly anyone plays this on my friends list anymore.Finally they realise that it's the same boring game and if the people playing go down maybe the cod creaters might think maybe it's time to fix our game and make it fun.

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Comment #21 by xxdiamondxxinfernoxx
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:20:05 AM
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@20 creators of COD arent that clever or creative. The game will remain the same as long as the fags keep buying it. Oh well played BO2 and it was by far the corniest game ive ever played! Robots and shit made it super gay. Enjoying my halo 4 :)

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Comment #22 by Hudson888
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:21:26 AM
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@18 Have you played it a lot then to know its "broken"?

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Comment #23 by NetroDude
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:24:24 AM
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Yeah my copy works fine just like everyones works fine.

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Comment #24 by xxdiamondxxinfernoxx
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:27:06 AM
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@23 your in denial it happens to COD fans

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Comment #25 by Barbedkelp
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:30:52 AM
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Every year I say I won't get it....I'm currently fifth prestige.

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Comment #26 by Spanish Assault
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:39:42 AM
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Glad I only contibuted a couple of hours to dissapointed with this game. Hit marker after hit marker.

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Comment #27 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:42:46 AM
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@18/19 You all have to understand that some of us like cod, we like the way it plays ,we like game modes, we like the maps to say its broken , because nobody realises how bad it is , is a stupid thing to say.To say it broke because of the level design/sound effects !! ( really) or overall gameplay is even more stupid.These are all matters of opinion, and if you cant accept the fact that some of us like cod then my friends thats your tough shit.
@21 im glad you're enjoying halo4 , personally i hated it , but i dont feel the need to go on its threads and act like a 10 year old.

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Comment #28 by NetroDude
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 08:44:28 AM
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@21 I have the exact same feeling as 27, I didn't like halo 4 but that's my opinion, your opinion is the you like it, im not slagging it off or saying its broken just because im not a big fan of it, so go fuck yourself you cunt, love you x

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Comment #29 by Enlightened 1
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 09:03:45 AM
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Then... We're looking for some one who has no life

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Comment #30 by Yourburntstar
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 09:23:54 AM
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I wonder how many hours Xbox Live its-self has accumulated.. and the equivalent to years it would be as well.

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Comment #31 by NetroDude
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 09:26:04 AM
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@30 that figure would be totally mind blowing, you have me intrigued now.

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Comment #32 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 09:27:21 AM
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@30 i have offen wondered if i could find out how many hours ive been on live aswell,but i think for most of us (certainly me),it's better not to know :)

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Comment #33 by Samigi
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 09:55:41 AM
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I like both halo 4 and black ops II, hated all the other halos loved halo 4 for god knows what reason. Black ops 2 is good but really they should be making a sequel to World at war or making a COD 4/MW2 style cod instead of creating New cods like Black ops.

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Comment #34 by Opiate42
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 09:59:29 AM
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Meh. I didn't buy Blops 2, played it at my bros. Should NOT have bought MW3, that was a waste of money.

Bought Assassin's Creed 3. But have no trouble letting that sit on my shelf for a while before I finally get to it.

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Comment #35 by hotdogenigma
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 10:25:32 AM
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@2 I didn't realize you had that many friends that would form a representative sample of the actual number of people who play this game online. Very well done! So you're friends aren't playing it, I'm sure there are a couple of people out there you don't know who are currently playing online.

@30 I believe you can check on xbox live? I recall getting an email not too long ago giving me my online stats, perhaps in the xbox live rewards website? In any case, I'm sure there is a way to find out.

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Comment #36 by Drias
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 11:13:36 AM
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For a "Realistic Arcade Shooter", it's broke. There's no reason what-so-ever that i should drop somebody, cross map, in 2 hits with a PDW when they're shooting me with an AN-94 or a M27 (M4). Speaking of the AN-94, its quite balanced, 2-3 shot kill, moderate kick, overall good gun. M27, 4 shots to drop someone ANYWHERE on the map, where it be cross map or point blank. The FAL and SMR, in their own right, has proven to be the least broken WITH no attachments. Once you put Select Fire on them, they're broken. Severely. The EVO is the most broken gun ever, sometimes you'll drop somebody with 2-3 shots point blank, sometimes 8-10. LMGs are pretty well balanced, once you put FMJ on one, they can do their job proper. Snipers, well... They kinda went the right direction with them, but the XPR-50 is too OP. Semi-auto, chest up is 1 shot? that's retarded. Im glad they made it as one of the last guns you can unlock, but with a prestige unlock, you can get it from the get-go. DSR is broken. Says deadly from the waist up, yet you get hit marks in the chest? that'll need fixed before i start going for diamond on the snipers. Assault Shield is still worthless in terms of beating people down, but the way you can plant it is awesome. Can't block doorways and a well place grenade and take out the person behind it. Shotguns are pretty bad. 870 is a 1-2 shot kill from close to mid range. and with a long barrel and Laser on it, you're pretty much unstoppable on close range maps. KSG is a SLUG shotgun. considering you have to be Dead accurate with it, it should be a 1 shot kill. not 2 or 3. S12 doesn't do enough damage up close, and the m1216 is just a mess. Unless you're playing HC, don't bother. Flak jackets back, thought they said they weren't bringing it back? Still op from the first BO, people can take rockets like a champ, and last night, i took a Tube in HC to the chest and lived. WTF? Told the guy later that he should of had me. They fixed ghost so people couldn't hide in corners with it, which is awesome. Sucks at the same time though, because i used that perk for sniping. oh well. SMAW is a PoS anymore. can land it right beside somebody and not kill them. Most maps have faulty layouts where you can throw or shoot explosives and if it hits the right angle, it can be directly over someones head and NOT damage them. Tactical Mask is OP, Shock charges don't do crap to you, just walk through them and keep going. Concussion and Flashbangs are the same, they stun you for less than a second and you go on your merry way.

Do i need to go on?

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Comment #37 by pandaliamcod6
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 11:22:56 AM
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And I can honestly say I haven't spent 1 second playing it.

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Comment #38 by STONE DEVIL
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 11:26:19 AM
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That'a a lot of wasted time. I'm proud to say that I'm not one of them. People need to start playing GOOD games.

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Comment #39 by Tomtam
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 12:02:32 PM
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In my opinion black ops 2 is good but I'm just so tired off COD I haven't played it nearly as much as other COD games when they were somewhat new. Once the DLC is released i'll play some because I bought the season pass which I kinda regret I did, but luckily they have zombies maps.

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Comment #40 by Cheesemonkey994
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 12:32:18 PM
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@19 The irony that you talk about lame and bland level design, then have an avatar of Lightning from FF-13 amuses me greatly.

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Comment #41 by cbssi
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 02:45:05 PM
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I skipped out on Modern Warfare 3, but bought Black Ops 2. I'm still feeling burnt out and regret my purchase. The formula just isn't stellar anymore.

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Comment #42 by Trendin
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 04:26:28 PM
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For all those who like Bops2 online, I can't understand why. I didn't find the online the slightest bit appealing. The game in imo has a worse campaign, multiplayer and zombies compared to Bops1. Mw3 was a hell of a lot better game than bops2. I would understand if you liked bops2 for the zombies but I don't understand how you can enjoy the multiplayer. Stop calling mw3 a worse game when the online kicked bops2's ass.

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Comment #43 by xX Element
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 06:06:58 PM
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whoa who cares. they will make a new cod and this game will be lame

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Comment #44 by Mars XII
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 11:25:56 PM
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Its your opinion wether or not you like CoD, but if you hate it then why bitch about its sales? Yes, CoD has had some bad times but you gotta admit... Treyarch is far better at listening to the community than Infinity Ward. Hate all you want, your ugly comments to CoD won't affect the billions of dollars they make a year. If I got paid that much I wouldn't quit either

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Comment #45 by rightousawesome
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 08:37:29 AM
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All the CoD hate.

OT:3 d 17h 53m 17s of that time is mine :D

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