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Medal Of Honor Proving More Popular Than Black Ops?

Well, on the PlayStation 3, anyway. And if one actually sits down to think about it, the seemingly bizarre phenomenon makes a bit of sense.

According to PS3Center , it seems that pre-orders for the PS3 version of Medal of Honor are outpacing pre-order numbers for the PS3 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops . The site mentions GameStop, where Treyarch's shooter is fifth and EA's is third, and overall, it seems that while the battle is close at some stores, it's a runaway victory for MoH at others. So what's the deal? Well, the PS3 beta being available certainly should help pre-order numbers so that's part of the explanation, but we believe there's another aspect: the history of the franchise in relation to the history of the PlayStation brand. Let's not forget that this series debuted on the original PlayStation and was widely considered to be one of the first great FPSs on a system that always bowed to the N64 and GoldenEye in that category. Several future installments remained exclusive on a PlayStation platform; Medal of Honor: Frontline , one of the best games in the early PS2 library, was out even before the Xbox was on the market.

People do remember. And although the franchise in question has taken a dive since then, there are still a lot of PS3 owners who remember the glory days of Medal of Honor …which, at the time, could only be experienced on the PS1 or PS2 (with the exception of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault on the PC, which came out around the same time as Frontline ). Lastly, CoD is always more popular on the Xbox platform, so maybe these early pre-order statistics aren't too shocking at all.

Related Game(s): Medal of Honor

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Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

Call of Duty should just go Xbox exclusive. They don't have anything else. While all the bots will be playing Black Ops well be playing Killzone 3 and Medal of Honor. Who wouldn't be more excited?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
13 years ago

LOL – All I know is that MW2 was my last COD I buy.

We'll be getting MOH for sure.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

Im glad i didn't play for MW2 or i would really be upset. I liked TreyArchs last CoD but I'm done. never again will i give money to Activision for any game let alone Call of Dooty.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
13 years ago

It's why I still play MAG everyday. Been playing the MOH Beta with my sons though, and there is a good multiplayer suite there once it gets some of the kinks ironed out.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

I need to get MAG.

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
13 years ago

Two good games there. Preordered the limited edition and cancelled my last order. EA has been doing great they should keep this pace up.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
13 years ago

Well Jawknee, it's better then Battlefield Bad Company in my book.

Only problem with MAG is that the population has taken a hit.

sirbob6
sirbob6
13 years ago

Won't happen, Activision wants all the money possible. They won't give up a few more dollars for Microsoft.


Last edited by sirbob6 on 7/14/2010 11:48:00 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

LOL! Remember when they threatened to stop making PS3 games.

oh, good times.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
13 years ago

Sure do remember that. I filed that comment next to the ones we all should remember as well..

"The PS3 is to expensive"
"The PS3 has no games"
"The PSN sucks"

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
13 years ago

The way they are treating the loyal PS3 gamers. They might as well go exclusive to 360.

Dante399
Dante399
13 years ago

Call of Duty is a wonderful game. In fact it's a gem. Though, I'd love to see it with better graphics, effects and longevity, but that's not an option at the time being. So I'm sticking with my PS3 copy and looking for more. If the PS3 does not have it, then it's a huge downside, at least for me.
I love my PS and I love my Xbox, but I love "gaming" more than these two.

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

Well, I wouldn't care if Call Of Duty went Xbox 360 exclusive since I'm boycotting anything published by Activision. However it isn't fair to deprive non-360 gamers the opportunity to play the game. The game is still very popular among PS3 gamers, even if Activision and Microsoft seem to be in bed together over it on the 360.

johnld
johnld
13 years ago

medal of honor is the only day one purchase for me this fall. i know i'll play black ops someday but for all the games that i want to play, i have my new gamestop rental card for all of that. i'll do that with vanquish and black ops.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

::facepalm::

It was a joke. Besides who cares if it's fair. That same argument is made by Xbots who complain they can't play PS3 exclusives.

Want the game so bad, go my a PS3 or vice versa.

booze925
booze925
13 years ago

ey jawk, speak for yourself!
some of us ps3 owners LIKE call of duty

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

::doublefacepalm::

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
13 years ago

I love the COD franchise. I hate IW. Its not all on Activision. I understand Activision has there problems too, but they didn't develop MW2, and IW gave into the MP too much. Still had great times with MW2, and im really looking forward to black ops because I respect Treyarch.

I'm also looking forward to MOH, been playing the beta, I think it could be a solid shooter.

spiderboi
spiderboi
13 years ago

I'll leave the decision to buy based on review on the final product (I've read that the beta suffers from some casual glitches and connection issue, the normal stuff) so its best to leave the judgement on the retail versions.

Going back a bit though, those were good times when we played MoH splitscreen using the multitap. Niice!

Off-topic: happy birthday to me today! (sorry, just humor me today 🙂

phudge_supreemz
phudge_supreemz
13 years ago

Happy birthday man.

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
13 years ago

Happy B-Day!

spiderboi
spiderboi
13 years ago

haha cool. thanks phudge and sawao 🙂

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

Happy Bday.

sirbob6
sirbob6
13 years ago

Happy birthday!

ed_winchester
ed_winchester
13 years ago

Happy Birthday dude

CharlesD
CharlesD
13 years ago

It's a good idea to wait for the game instead of basing the buy decision off of the beta. P.S. Happy Birthday!!

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

There's a lot more problems with the MoH beta than just connection problems.

StangMan80
StangMan80
13 years ago

Happy birthday!

johnld
johnld
13 years ago

i dont have any problems when playing the beta. the only thing i saw that wasnt right was that the laser sight isnt supposed to be unlockable but somehow i got it. all the level 7 unlocks were usable like the laser sight and muzzle break. the only problem i found in sniping is that i keep compensating for bullet drop but theres no need to.


Last edited by johnld on 7/14/2010 3:41:04 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
13 years ago

spiderboi,

Have yourself a great Ren & Stimpy filled "Happy Happy, Joy, Joy" day!


Last edited by BikerSaint on 7/14/2010 8:25:43 PM

SolidFantasy
SolidFantasy
13 years ago

happy birthday dude.

spiderboi
spiderboi
13 years ago

@Alienage–yeah, i heard the game freezes up quite often but i hope they fix it up when they release it.

Thanks folks for the greets 🙂

Godslim
Godslim
13 years ago

after playing the beta/demo i have to say moh isnt that polished

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

The beta needs a lot of work. That's why its a beta though. Beta's are never polished.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

…people should look up the definition of "beta" for this industry.

CharlesD
CharlesD
13 years ago

Ha! so true..

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

They release a beta to get the online functionality ironed out. Seeing as how MoH is going to be released within a matter of months, I highly doubt they're going to overhaul those piss poor graphics and useless hit detection.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

Piss poor huh? At least the environments didn't look like cardboard city.

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

Really Jawknee? You of all people? Did your eyes somehow manage to see past all that brutal screen tearing?

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

No i noticed it but its not any worse then BC2 which is not unbearable. The beta needs work i will agree but its a freakin beta. Don't get all antsy in the pants because people might prefer MoH to your favorite game evah!


Last edited by Jawknee on 7/14/2010 1:20:12 PM

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

What are you saying? BC2's graphics are not better than those in the MoH beta? Is that what you just wrote?

I was completely sold on the idea of MoH but the beta has ripped my anticipating guts out. It'll be a huge "no thanks" for me. The game is CLEARLY attempting to rip off MW so I'll just stick to the original.


Last edited by Alienange on 7/14/2010 2:15:54 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

Read it again please..i said the SCREEN TEARING was no worse then it is in BC2. The models and entertainments looked fine in fact the environments look MUCH better in BC2 and MoH then they do in MW2.

its a FREAKIN BETA so relax.

johnld
johnld
13 years ago

i rather play medal of honor, even in its beta state over some broken game anyday. at least it doesnt spawn the enemy you just killed right behind you 2 seconds later. plus the campers who just go for the nuke killstreak. too bad they dont get it when i play, i shoot down every damn thing flying in the game. if its possible, i may have shot down my own teams uav but i dont care. i just keep the sky clear.

michiganfan1983
michiganfan1983
13 years ago

First off – Happy B-Day spiderboi

Second – Doesn't the PS3 version of MoH come with and HD upgrade of a previous MoH game??? I think I remember EA announcing that at E3, right or am I crazy? That probably has a lot to with this difference in pre-orders as well, if it's true.

ed_winchester
ed_winchester
13 years ago

Yeah Jack Tretton announced it and said something like "Exclusive is becoming my new favourite word"
EA seems to be leaning towards Sony lately, there is also an Exclusive of Dead Space 2 which comes with Dead Space Extraction with PS Move support

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
13 years ago

michiganfan1983,
Yes, "MOH Frontline" will also be included.

spiderboi
spiderboi
13 years ago

thanks michiganfan 🙂

on topic: wow, didn't know that. MoH for me was always a solid FPS game and including frontline is a huge plus in my book anyways.

So its MoH:1, CoD:0 in terms of perks 🙂

Danny007
Danny007
13 years ago

I can't wait for the infamous return of Medal Of Honor. Its going to be epic. Lets wait and see how sales go for Call Of Duty: Black Ops and Medal Of Honor.

Ole_Gunner
Ole_Gunner
13 years ago

@Jawknee ur comment isnt valid. Some of us actually reall do like Call of Duty and would be gutted if we ever lost the franchise. Im gonna be honest and admit COD (especially the Modern Warfare series) have been an absolute blast.

I still prefer Killzone 2 as my fav FPS to be honest but TreyArch and IW should be commeneded for their work

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

meh, I'm spent. I've played enough Call of Duty to last me two generations. They are the same game wrapped in a different bow.

In my opinion of course.

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