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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
More Crazy Modern Warfare 2 Stats - Game Makes Over Half a Billion in a Week
Written Wednesday, November 18, 2009 By Dan Webb
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Activision today decided to bombard us with yet more Modern Warfare 2 statistics in an attempt to grow their already humongous e-peen. The publisher today boasted that Modern Warfare 2 made the publisher $550 million in its first 5 days and according to Beelzebub Bobby Kotick, it was the "largest entertainment launch in history and a pop culture phenomenon." Its rivals in terms of sales figures from other various mediums are as follows:

  • The largest reported five-day opening worldwide box office gross figures, held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($394 million)
  • The largest reported five-day opening domestic box office gross figures, held by The Dark Knight ($203.8 million)
  • The largest reported five-day worldwide video game sales record, previously held by Grand Theft Auto IV (6 million units, $500 million)
  • The largest reported opening first-day domestic box office gross figures, held by The Dark Knight ($66.4 million)
  • The largest reported first-day book sales in dollars, held by Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows ($220 million)
  • The largest reported first-day worldwide video game sales record, previously held by Grand Theft Auto IV (3.6 million units, $310 million)

Modern Warfare 2's blast radius also extended to Xbox Live, in which the blockbuster title's epic release established the following new standards, according to Microsoft:

  • More than 5.2 million multiplayer hours were logged playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the first day alone.
  • More than 2.2 million unique gamers played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in one day on November 10th. A new one-day record for Xbox LIVE.
  • More than 11 million achievements were unlocked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the first day.
So yeah, apparently it was quite popular...



 
 

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Comment #1 by mrtrick92
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:59:01 AM
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and i was one of them ;)


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Comment #2 by desertpulse
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:59:03 AM
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TOO much info , must lie down


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Comment #3 by Infomouse
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:59:22 AM
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Wow....


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Comment #4 by DeviousD
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:02:05 AM
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Dont dont dont dont belive the hype!!!


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Comment #5 by Waterboy908
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:03:42 AM
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It was a new experience logging onto multiplayer and seeing a whole list of level 1's six minutes after the games official release lol.


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Comment #6 by TheCrackaSmacka
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:04:47 AM
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dont believe the hype?? these are numbers... facts.. dont believe facts?


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Comment #7 by daddy2k4
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:06:05 AM
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Great have fun playimg everybody, i'm staring at my still sealed copy of the game and wait till my XBox comes back from the repaircenter


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Comment #8 by Keef 90
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:08:20 AM
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Holy shmokes boi.


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Comment #9 by bLaKgRaVy
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:10:16 AM
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I wonder what the PS3 stats look like compared to Live.


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Comment #10 by Frank3rt
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:12:29 AM
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That's quite an achievement.


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Comment #11 by ERMAC89
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:17:24 AM
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damn


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Comment #12 by toonsage
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:17:51 AM
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wow thats pretty impressive...though i thought dark knight did more 0.0 lol
@9 not so much, unless my numbers are wrong i played it last night and like maybe 200k people were online on the ps3 and ive seen it like that range for a while now logging on at different times there - im more on 360 as a result of that ^.^ lol


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Comment #13 by Hitchcock
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:20:06 AM
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It's no surprise at all. Call of Duty 4 sold like 8 million units in the first couple months it was released and because of the price drops, alot more people own Xbox 360 now compared to 2007. In my opinion, you can put MW & MW2 in the fandom boat right beside Halo. *Loads up MW2*


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Comment #14 by ferrara316
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:22:25 AM
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when is my stock gonna go up!


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Comment #15 by Corpse87
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:22:53 AM
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@7 sorry about your luck! you wont be disappointed,hopefully.


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Comment #16 by padraiglovesyou
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:23:28 AM
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Well someone has a big head now lol


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Comment #17 by macd
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:24:00 AM
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FUCKING HELL...


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Comment #18 by mtlhd4lfe
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:27:10 AM
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Wow.


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Comment #19 by xxXI Dave IXxx
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:29:48 AM
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Wheres all the COD haters gone too?


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Comment #20 by xxXI Dave IXxx
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:30:11 AM
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to :p


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Comment #21 by LilGurgi
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:30:58 AM
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@#7, I'm in the same boat. I have my copy waiting on the entertainment center, but my xbox bricked (RROD) on me the Wednesday before the release. Luckily, mine is already in transit back from the repairshop. Per UPS.com and all of it's updated accurate-ness, the game is somewhere between Texas and Pennsylvania.

I can not wait to play any 360 game...especially this one. Somehow playing PS2 games solo just doesn't have the same feel as Xbox Live multiplayer games.


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Comment #22 by Santaslave
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:31:13 AM
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#9 PS3 servers crashed like the first / second day after release, because the ps3 servers can't hold over 500k people at once I believe.. So XBL wins that by a longshot


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Comment #23 by xGoRmSx
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:34:53 AM
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My xbox died on me the thursday after release, but manged to get a few game hours on online :P level 45 yeahh son ;)


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Comment #24 by sonicdevron
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:41:25 AM
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#22, it's funny. I read an article online about that, and ALL of the comments were PS3 fanboy's saying how their console one. Thanks for finally understanding it right.


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Comment #25 by sonicdevron
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:41:38 AM
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won*


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Comment #26 by Phantom Morph X
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:42:54 AM
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I just played with my in-laws. The one who bought it loves it, the others and I, enjoy multiplayer, but we have other games in our playing priorities.

I don't see why they compare it to movies... $60 a game vs... an average of less than $10 if you take prices all over the world?


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Comment #27 by JustAFriend
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:42:56 AM
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if only they would sort the online out, getting annoyed with the constant matches stopping and finishing.


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Comment #28 by ADenton109
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:52:38 AM
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Its pretty good lol


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Comment #29 by Mogablah
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:55:01 AM
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jesùs christo


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Comment #30 by II SuPeRNoVa x
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:55:35 AM
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Come on you HaloFanboys what have you got to say?! hahaha WOW!


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Comment #31 by blackout529
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:57:32 AM
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Nice...the game is really good.

Now bring on Bad Company 2!


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Comment #32 by FatalFlaw810
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:02:28 PM
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@30: Stop being an ignorant SOB. I prefer Halo over MW2, I still love them both though. I'm not surprised by these stats at all.


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Comment #33 by Agent Mantis
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:03:14 PM
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with that many people playing why do I always end up in a lobby with kids who insist on screaming down the headset!


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Comment #34 by tehapoc
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:06:24 PM
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It's not even really that great of a game, to be honest.


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Comment #35 by SaintKnight
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:09:12 PM
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@33 that happens to me all the time, but sadly no matter what, it won't stop, even if they lift the party chat restrictions. Thankfully, there is the holy Mute button ^_^


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Comment #36 by StarlessRelic
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:10:25 PM
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One word: Wow.. :o



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Comment #37 by Dimebag204
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:11:17 PM
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wow..wow..wow


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Comment #38 by McKaystyles
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:19:57 PM
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i was there!!!!

infinity ward should start pooping in some tin foil, wrapping it up, putting some fish hooks in it, and selling it as ear rings for 1 million.

yeah, it makes sense


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Comment #39 by Hells Zargon
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:22:06 PM
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Lol. Still doesn't mean I'm buying it. I think they've earnt plenty already!


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Comment #40 by Holydozer 2
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:23:49 PM
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I wonder if all the people at IW are sitting on a beach somewhere in Mexico watching their bank accounts go UP?


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Comment #41 by Ouija Board
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:30:41 PM
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Why are you reading this - go play it!


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Comment #42 by Iv AJay vI
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:32:16 PM
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Wow, IW's e-penis must be huge right now..

I didn't think the game lived up to the hype, honestly. Its amazing, but its not the "greatest game ever"..


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Comment #43 by ZLU CORONA
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:34:12 PM
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wait for halo reach!!!!!!


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Comment #44 by Gaiad
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:35:23 PM
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Jeeze, and people thought Halo 3 was overhyped.


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Comment #45 by obiwan24
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:36:08 PM
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ps3 is being played nearly just as much. Logged on to both the other night 500K+ on ps3. 700K+ on xbox live. Not saying that either one is better, but imo i prefer playing the ps3 but will still play the 360 version.


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Comment #46 by Tim 13
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:38:29 PM
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I've never heard of this game. What is it, like an adventure game?


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Comment #47 by nabs96
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 12:46:33 PM
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@46
where have you been the past few months Modern warfare 2 is the sequel to Call Of Duty Modern Warfare on PS3/360/PC
theres been so much hype.... where have you been?!!!


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Comment #48 by Immortaltekniqq
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:10:01 PM
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#47 fail


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Comment #49 by Californigus
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:19:32 PM
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@47 in a cave i asume LOL


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Comment #50 by Barad
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:21:06 PM
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thats insane!!!!!!!!!!!!1 this games freaking awesome!


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Comment #51 by Mozza150
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:33:53 PM
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WOAH!! Ignore Devious Damion, believe the hype!!!


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Comment #52 by xseraphx
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:42:41 PM
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Personally, I'd vote for it as Game of the Decade.


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Comment #53 by Archie Regz
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:46:37 PM
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that's pretty ridiculous...but i'm pretty sure this game has taken the lives of many and many to come. its just so damn good


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Comment #54 by CerealKiller
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:47:53 PM
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do "first day sales and stats" also count as all the copies sold and achievements unlocked before the game came out?


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Comment #55 by anusmonger
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:53:13 PM
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@26, i was surprised some one noted what i was gonna say. Comparing movies and videogames is pointless. of course a big game is gonna make more than a big movie if the cost is at least 6x higher than a movie.


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Comment #56 by World War 2
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 01:59:11 PM
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Wow the multiplayer is the new game still takes no skill to kill someone. MW2 sucks because it is too easy and the veteran difficulty is a complete joke. Am I the only one to know that cod 1 cod 2 and cod 3 are the same exact thing as cod 4 5 and 6? Fuck all these new gamers that think they know shit about cod. Cod 2 is the same exact thing as cod 4 and mw2. I want something new besides running around and kill people for prestige wtf?!? Too bad that means absolutly nothing. I'm not a cod hater just hate cod4 and mw2 multiplayer because it takes no skill at all. Im not a halo fanboy either does anyone actually like halo anymore?


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Comment #57 by Baxx
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 02:12:12 PM
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@54 - I still like Halo lol, but I like CoD:MW2 aswell.
Both great games,I keep my mouth shut and play what they give me. LOL


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Comment #58 by Baxx
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 02:12:54 PM
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56* /Sorry.


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Comment #59 by PalmettoPanda
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 02:20:06 PM
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@26+55: That's a bit besides the point when talking about profits. It doesn't matter how many people buy it, just what they are willing to pay for it. For instance, there's not a movie I would pay $60 to see, but I willingly paid it for MW2. The cross-media comparisons are worthwhile, because it shows the revenue potential for the video game industry. If enough investors take notice it could create new revenue streams for existing companies to develop game or create new start-ups. For us consumers, the hope is that all this new potential money results in the creation of one or two great new IPs or franchises.


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Comment #60 by Flamz55
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 02:22:24 PM
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Thats crazy! But I have to give them credit for the great job they did on this game. I was able to be a part of the record breaking.


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Comment #61 by Slegger
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 02:31:45 PM
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Jesus, MW3 will probably double this... IW must be enjoying swimming in a pool full of money.


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Comment #62 by JNix22
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 02:45:36 PM
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The comparisons are kind of moot, however. Seeing as how MW2 costs ~$60, and a movie ticket costs ~$10. Also, books don't cost more than ~$20. To break records like that, you'd have to ratio it out. If MW2 really beat out The Dark Knight in domestic 5 day sales, than MW2 would have had to gross ~$1.3 billion. Same goes for first day sales figures.

@61
MW3 can, in no way, double these figures because the amount of gamers it would take to do just don't exist at the moment. Not everyone enjoys CoD. The ones who do, however, bought this game. The numbers can definitely increase past this point, but I would assume it could only be a slight increase.


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Comment #63 by Skepsis93
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 02:56:42 PM
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Fuck off Halo, you have officially been, bamboozled.

lol


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Comment #64 by Cheezbrgr
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 02:56:44 PM
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Woohoo for stats


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Comment #65 by Emfulz
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:00:08 PM
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Now will Activision learn to not let Treyarch keep ruining the CoD name?


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Comment #66 by Skepsis93
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:00:09 PM
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@56 - I'd love to hear some of your amazing ideas for a brand new, totally innovative console shooter multiplayer? Go on, we're waiting.


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Comment #67 by MAXIBHOY
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:03:27 PM
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thats good to hear, i was very skeptical about this game but have to say it has surpassed all expectations.
all i can say is once they fix the whole lag online situation it will literally be the perfect game..


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Comment #68 by hyrulehero98
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:04:28 PM
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cool! I


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Comment #69 by MowatMan
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:05:10 PM
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hmm, never heard of this game


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Comment #70 by D4RK V1C3
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:05:50 PM
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@ 47, lemme teach you something called sarcasm =D


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Comment #71 by I T e N I
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:08:45 PM
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Yeah go me


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Comment #72 by Kaboozez
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:13:19 PM
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Was #56 making a lame joke? Cause that was the most retarded comment i've read


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Comment #73 by Fyzban
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:14:54 PM
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I got the xbox version and my brother got the ps3 version and xbox users are double than ps3 in Mw2.


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Comment #74 by Fyzban
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:18:00 PM
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sorry for double post

the game is awesome but 4hrs campaing is way too short even if the campaign is awesome.


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Comment #75 by eternal123
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:19:56 PM
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i didnt sleep for 2 days


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Comment #76 by i got squeezed
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:20:15 PM
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Over whelming to hear my baby MW2 done such a good deed in this world. Lol, midnight was playin non stop, and still going.........


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Comment #77 by siggy
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:29:47 PM
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I got 1000 g inn 2 days! :D


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Comment #78 by Olliezilla
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:32:14 PM
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haha not surprised fucking awesome game :P
only just completed the awesome campaign earlier today as I was so addicted to the multiplayer! amazing game much better than cod4 imo


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Comment #79 by xXTh3CracKKilaXx
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:45:37 PM
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@52 if MW2 is game of the decade then Uncharted must be game of the Millennium.


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Comment #80 by J0K3R C4RD
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 03:56:40 PM
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dude the Dark Knight is up there for a FUCKING REASON. no one ever dis Batman OR Heath Ledger.


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Comment #81 by Accel Dance
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 04:02:14 PM
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'Tis a fun game, deserves it.


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Comment #82 by STZ513
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 04:05:29 PM
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The fact that they're comparing MW2 to The Dark Knight is utter BS. Seeing as a movie ticket costs about 1/6 of the price of MW2 lets do the math. 203.8 million x 6 = 1222.8 million as opposed to MW2's measly 550 million. Nice job comparing apples to oranges IW.


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Comment #83 by mjc0961
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 04:18:57 PM
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lol @79. Uncharted is good, but no way it's broken MP mode can touch something from a seasoned developer of MP games like Infinity Ward. Besides, Uncharted isn't even game of the year, so no way it gets game of the millennium. It can't even get game of the month: Ratchet and Clank kicked its ass.


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Comment #84 by XxBrahma BullxX
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 04:30:01 PM
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Holy Crap " )


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Comment #85 by Drakey Cakes
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 04:39:33 PM
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I wonder whats it gonna be like for MW3 eh? :D


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Comment #86 by elephantd
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 04:47:58 PM
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MW2 makes me rage, but i keep playing it. I don't even know why.lol


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Comment #87 by Killbomb
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 04:51:22 PM
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@83 Please explain to me what's broken about Uncharted 2's multiplayer. Let me guess...guns don't kill in one burst?

Anyway, MW2 is a good game but not nearly deserving of the hype or big sales numbers IMO.


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Comment #88 by Lynch182
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 04:59:11 PM
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ps3 servers did go down, true, but on ps3 forums you dont get 1 out of 5 comments saying i haven't played the game yet because my console has broken (again for the 9th time) shoddy consoles. the game is good, but the single player is absolutely shocking, it took me longer to go through ice age. bring on the abuse!! im ready :D


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Comment #89 by blayde
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 05:08:31 PM
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@47- Troll'd XD
Lol. oh wow. kinda expected those kind of crazy figures, this is an epic game... in which I need 3 damn cheevos in X( spec ops damn it! multiplayer is best on the 360, not so much on ps3. Lucky I'm getting DB:RB soon or I'd no life the MP.


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Comment #90 by pined5551
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 05:13:34 PM
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I feel so left out, lol. I won't be getting it till after Christmas. Too much work to do at Uni to be tempting myself with distractions like MW2 ahah.


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Comment #91 by kfitz9
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 05:18:02 PM
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@ #4. you sir are a fucking idiot. Facts do not come in the same boat as 'hype', if you knew what hype meant then maybe you would understand. And on another note, DO DO DO DO believe all 'this' hype (about MW2) because the game is absolutely stunning to your eyes, ears and fingers! The story-line is EPIC and the guns and action is perfect.
(the only thing i have found wrong is the characters move up stairs strangely, which is not exactly a flaw. Oh and theres a ridiculous amount of water-flow down walls during the monsoon in D.C.)

Go and make love to master chief with his ludicrous jumps and ridiculous health and so on and so forth,(i have nothing against Halo by the way but see it fit to mock in this instance).


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Comment #92 by FOX-Inc.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 05:23:54 PM
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This is truly insane... how hyped can a game get? It's a great game for sure, but this?! I haven't even got it yet, I'll play it after the hype =)


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Comment #93 by r0ss renegade
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 06:47:11 PM
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very impressive, but really who gives a s**t


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Comment #94 by CLET8
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 07:51:29 PM
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sorry what game is this again? Never heard of it.


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Comment #95 by braddelo
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 08:10:20 PM
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Harry Potter!!!!!


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Comment #96 by ajp1990
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 08:14:51 PM
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this game is boring...


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Comment #97 by Tyger7
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 08:20:32 PM
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Well how many more people can afford that 60 dollars versus going to a movie for 10? In a household, lets say of 4 people, they will buy one game compared to buying 4 tickets at a movie theatre. It's really not equal in any manner. I believe it is fair to say they made more money overall releasing what they released, mind the price or product. Thats the statistuc you want to look at.

Also its not fair to compare halo sales, as halo was only released on one console. This was released multi platform.


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Comment #98 by MakoBallistic
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 08:33:20 PM
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That is just effin' ridiculous, its a shame all that money is going to Activision as they are essentially pure evil, lol.


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Comment #99 by pokeraz2k7
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 08:43:16 PM
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hang on all his hype was for a reason the game is epic in every way the sales prove the hype was worth it if u dnt get the hype u dnt get the sales simples clearly the sales speak volumes u can moan all u like but thisis set to carry on breaking records believe


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Comment #100 by Pr0ph3cy
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 09:42:19 PM
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to bad i found out the multiplayer sucks donkey ding dong.

but the story was good


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Comment #101 by MonoNoob
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:22:50 PM
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how the fuck does harry potter hold so many previous records?


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Comment #102 by DrZMvP554
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:00:49 PM
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with these stats a modern warfare 3 would be a no brainer, and hopefully infinity ward will address any problems MW2 has, none the less MW2 is the best game ive played on 360 yet


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Comment #103 by Murrots
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:57:28 PM
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yea for all the fanboys


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Comment #104 by Sevzor
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:34:58 AM
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I feel proud to be a MW2 statistic. Now back to game...


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Comment #105 by GreaseMonkeyGB
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 01:10:01 AM
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woah! if i got 1g for every achievement unlocked on that day i would be a wealthy gamerscore guy :P


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Comment #106 by snake2895
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 01:51:25 AM
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Considering that this game is pretty overrated.

Man I remember the good old days of CoD.


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Comment #107 by FlimFlam
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 02:05:56 AM
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@ #91

I don't think it's stunning at all. totally overhyped, that doesn't make me an idiot, just someone with a different opinion to yours. Seriously... 'I have nothing against Halo but I'm going to mock it anyway', yet you are calling someone else an idiot? Please.

I'm no CoD hater, but this game was a disappointment. Which makes Bobby Kotick waving his dick around like this even more depressing. Who cares? It's a game, it did well at retail (undeservedly so in my opinion). Well done. Now instead of stroking yourself over it, why don't you look at addressing the myriad issues the end user has had with it? Sigh... Activision suck.



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Comment #108 by Piccolo549
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 02:13:16 AM
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i was part of beating the campaign on veteran the first day


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Comment #109 by TuRfZ
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 02:33:31 AM
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some of them were me : ) ...... best game on xbox360 soo far


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Comment #110 by run187
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 05:38:48 AM
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56 iv never liked halo from the first two minutes i played of it ,do sent every game multi played wise have some form of prestige or rank how the fuck can you compare cod 2 to mw2 you probably don't like the game because you probably
finish 1k for 27d every game ..


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Comment #111 by AgentSephiroth417
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 05:58:55 AM
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If you dont like MW2 then don't click on anything related to it and dont play it. It is as simple as that.


I love MW2 and i will keep playing it and it is NOT overhyped.


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Comment #112 by FlimFlam
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 06:10:29 AM
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^^^

Dude, you can like something but still think it is overhyped. C'mon, do you really think everything is so black and white?

MW2 is decent. Solid. Enjoyable. It isn't the second coming IN MY OPINION. You are posting on a forum don't forget, which is for airing opinions. Doesn't make one person right and another wrong.

It also doesn't stop me being interested in news relating to games. That is, after all, one of my hobbies.

Glad you love it. I'll keep playing it too, but I don't think it's God's own game, there are some major flaws. It surprises me when people don't see them tbh.


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Comment #113 by westo13
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 06:30:50 AM
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Mint game but campaign is far too short, all over special ops though.


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Comment #114 by skribla
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 06:32:37 AM
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It would be interesting to see how many units they actually shifted, compared to GTA4. It's not surprising that they make more revenue in the first week when they're charging £55 for a game, and £120 for a limited edition pack.


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Comment #115 by Scythe100
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 07:11:15 AM
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And I helped!


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Comment #116 by Opayk
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 07:21:57 AM
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The question is: Will this make Activision less greedy?
The answer is: Will it fuck.


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Comment #117 by Magicman10893
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 07:43:37 AM
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@26

You realize that even though games are $60 and movie tickets are between $8-$11, people will go out and see the same movie like 6 times for a big movie? People went out and saw Twilight 3 and 4 times in a row. Then next week they went out with friends and saw it another 3 fucking times. No lie, I know at least three people that are ordering 4 tickets for just themselves!


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Comment #118 by II R109 II
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 08:01:34 AM
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@1-117.... lol


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Comment #119 by L0cke89
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 08:11:53 AM
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Was expecting that. Great game, but the single-player is just not good enough. It was awesome to see your character die in the first game, but they really overdid it this time. It just wasn't the same. Also the airport mission was just laughable. I thought that it would blew me away with all the people getting killed and that I would hate the guy and feel sorry for all the lost lifes. But that was all gone when I saw the clones and people liying dead in walls -.-"


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Comment #120 by Imperium 36CF
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 09:53:18 AM
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Yeah I kind of expected this too. Let's see what happens with Modern Warfare 3.


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Comment #121 by TheOnlyDragon
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:34:33 AM
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cant wait 4 modern warfare 3 and i was one of those that unlocked achievements and played online lols


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Comment #122 by HyperChondriacMusic
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:22:31 AM
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still havent got my fucking copy, FUCK YOU GAME(.co.uk)

although it gives me time to enjoy l4d2...


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Comment #123 by kizwiz
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:45:16 AM
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why has it been compared to film and book sales when the prices are both different..?
Not really suprising, but game is definately overrated


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Comment #124 by SolInvictum
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:36:06 PM
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lol


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Comment #125 by Wolfofthewind
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:55:11 PM
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The sales are impressive, and as you have stated the stats are comparing apples to oranges, and Infinity Ward knows that. However, when you put into account the different audiences and how "MW2" has had subtle advertising over the last year or so, via those video/trailers via xbox live. Whereas a movie doesn't necessarily get as many public advertisement until the month or week before released.

Taken into effect the other things this game it's overall a great game, however this game does NOT have what it takes to be a "game of the year." Campaign = Awesome, however the difficulty was drastically scaled down from CoD4, there was a lack of a "No fighting in the War Room" level in terms of difficulty. The campaign on veteran was a cakewalk.



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Comment #126 by Wolfofthewind
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:59:28 PM
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But where I'm getting at is that, GOTY tends to be based on sales and not quality. This game's distinctive flaws are very noticeable for those who pay attention.

In particular, the slot three perk, Ninja/Ninja Pro, fails to prevent showing up on the heart sensing attachment. There are plenty more flaws online, but this is just a tad bit ridiculous. The multiplayer style is essentially a rehash from CoD4:MW and to see them still screw the game's multiplayer up is just a joke. (Let alone the servers are starting to fall apart again. Just like they did 2 years ago.)

So it's overhyped, but still a good game...anyone who's screaming GOTY; however, needs to understand there's more to the 360 than FPS titles.


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Comment #127 by Acid Mother
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 02:23:26 PM
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...whoa.

It's weird as hell to think that I was online when most people were below level 10...I how many games were played won on the first day using the famas. Hahaha!


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Comment #128 by Leone Phelps
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 02:31:57 PM
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@125 No fightning in the war room? That mission wasn't even hard LOL everyone says that and Mile High Club were really hard, yet I've beaten them both for a lot of friends, I've even beat war room without dying. I thought the helicopter turret on hunted that infinitely spawned was the hardest part, the only reason I got throught that is because he sucked at aiming after 500 deaths and sprinting to the barn :P But on topic, I honestly think that Modern Warfare 2 is the greatest game ever made.


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Comment #129 by kfitz9
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 02:48:53 PM
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What is with all the activision bashing?
The company has published many great games. But by no means are they in it for the gamers. But then again, what game publisher/developer really is? NONE.

Activision is a business which was built to make a profit, it is clearly doing a VERY VERY GOOD JOB.

Also, @ the call of duty series haters! just because somebody thinks it is an exceptional game doesnt make them A FANBOY. and plus, what is wrong with fanboys?, if your not one of cod series you must be one of something else! A band, a game, a movie! think about it.

I CHALLENGE EVERYONE HERE TO LIST 5 VALID POINTS AGAINST MODERN WARFARE 2, OR ACTIVISION.
bet you cant.


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Comment #130 by Setto07
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 03:08:09 PM
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I think the reason they're comparing sales of MW2 to movies like the Dark Knight is cause they'e trying to prove how big video games are now.Not that long ago movies usually made more than video games but now they're trying to prove how huge the videogame industry is and how much gamers their are to the people who still aren't convinced yet plus they want to rub everyones face in it.But i could be wrong,thats just my opinion.


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Comment #131 by KrAzY LuSo88
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 03:21:51 PM
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yeah, and i helped!!!!this game is one of the best i played in my entire life!!!


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Comment #132 by Jmashed
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 03:28:53 PM
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going cross medium is retarded, I can explain why: a movie, costs at most $11 to go see it in theaters, parents see violent movies as more of a threat then violent video games because after all, it's only digital. I see WAY more 6-12 year olds on MW2 then I see in any theater for a PG-13 movie like Dark Knight. DVD sales for $20 with the replay value being close to none so if you seen it in theaters you probably won't buy it let alone rent it. You can't download games like MW2 due to insane security measures but its easy to download movies or sneak in, therefore it can't be compared. It may be the 'biggest release in digital medium of all time' but has the world population grows that will change. The only reason Thriller was the top selling album was because it was before the downloading


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Comment #133 by L0cke89
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 03:30:09 PM
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@129: Valve.

Well, I'm still saying Uncharted 2 deserves to be GOTY. That game just blew my fucking mind. But oh no, to many 360 fan boys here ;p


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Comment #134 by Jmashed
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 03:33:46 PM
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age, if video games could be 'easily' downloaded I guarantee you that this would not be the case with MW2. Also the addiction levels on video games is way higher, I'd rather be playing a new hyped video game any day over seeing a hyped movie in theaters. This game was over-hyped, if you think its the 'best FPS evar' then you forgot about the last one, because its exactly the same thing with a few new add-ons. Point in case: there will be something to replace MW2 at the top one day, we all know its coming and I won't be looking forward to an over-hyped, fan-boy flooded, 12 year old hoarding release.


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Comment #135 by Thehefferkiller
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 03:59:40 PM
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"killzone, the halo killer" no, MW2, the halo killer


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Comment #136 by Keizaron
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 04:21:06 PM
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I haven't played this game, but I've watched some friends play it.

I won't say it's a bad game, but I truly do not understand the hype. It looks and appears to play almost exactly like the first MW. There's only so much development a shooter game (this includes Halo, Gears, etc.) can go through before it seems washed up.


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Comment #137 by XxArkhamxAsylumXX
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 04:30:14 PM
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Honestly for all the hype and what it made there ARE still better games out there...so don't go saying this is the greatest game of all time just because of these useless numbers. Though.....I am extremely happy that GTA IV was booted from the sales pedestal.


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Comment #138 by Killbomb
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 04:37:42 PM
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Anyone that says this is the greatest game of all time probably ONLY plays FPS.


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Comment #139 by dorkzilla123
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 07:33:09 PM
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i can believe it because pre-nov. 11th, I was about 30,000 in the world in points and kills. Now I'm like 3 million+. I know for a fact that there's atleast (by now) 5 million players on the leaderboards.

Nuts! Just plain nuts!


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Comment #140 by Wolfofthewind
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 09:50:14 PM
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@133, point well made!


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Comment #141 by ajp1990
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 06:55:11 AM
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CoD4 rulez mw 2 sucks


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Comment #142 by kfitz9
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 10:14:13 AM
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By the way everyone it is perfectly acceptable to compare the profits of a game to that of a movie.There not saying MW2 sold more copies. Just that it grossed more.. Which it clearly did.


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Comment #143 by ajp1990
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 07:43:01 PM
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#129 5 reasons
1. it sucks
2. same as CoD4
3. crap maps
4. graphics suck on weapons
5. story is BORING...

so there


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Comment #144 by ERIKDOTCOM
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 11:31:27 AM
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Holy crap balls! Wait, where's Halo 3's statistics? Those are quite amazing as well...


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Comment #145 by Danieuuu
Sunday, November 22, 2009 @ 05:09:16 AM
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@#143: #129 wanted reasons that are true, not some made up crap


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Comment #146 by DINKY DOINK
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 @ 05:43:24 PM
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hahaha thats heaps they should give me some money lol


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Comment #147 by BMAN4LIFE12345
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 05:33:05 PM
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can someone please do an achievement guide please


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Comment #148 by iiLUSiiONzZ
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 @ 03:50:13 PM
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@#143 it's cause your bad at the game. it is sooo good :)
achievement guides are all over youtube, intel is a good guide to use. other than that none are needed


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Comment #149 by koopakiller64
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 10:22:19 PM
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@ 133,lmao, did you forget what site you were posting on


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Comment #150 by Meesta Zachem
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 01:30:15 PM
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#138: I was thinking the same exact thing.


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Comment #151 by dylanmannen
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 08:48:00 AM
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do u like twilight?


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Comment #152 by GunnerBinx25
Saturday, December 26, 2009 @ 07:20:58 PM
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#7 same damn thing happened to me


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