It's certainly true that Call of Duty is more popular among the Xbox crowd.

But hey, it's just plain popular everywhere. While there were 3.3 million unique players and 7 million multiplayer hours logged on Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network experienced quite the uptick in activity as well after Activision's new shooter arrived.

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, had this to say concerning the impact MW3 had on the PSN:

"In just over a week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been hugely successful on PlayStation 3, and continues to drive millions of gamers globally to PlayStation Network with its unprecedented and engaging online multiplayer experience. The Call of Duty franchise is one of the biggest entertainment brands on the planet, delivering gameplay experiences like no other which is why we're also excited to bring the Call of Duty franchise to our highly-anticipated next generation portable, PlayStation Vita, where we expect fans will continue their dedication to the most amazing Call of Duty experiences whether in the home or on the go."

See? It isn't just Xbox players who love the game; CoD is always a worldwide phenomenon. We could add that a game like Alan Wake sold like crap on Microsoft's platform, while a game like Heavy Rain succeeded beautifully on the PS3, but that'd be making some sort of judgment about the two sets of owners, and besides, there are always other factors involved. 'cough'

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

You know, I might have to look into this Vita CoD, depending on what it is and what it does differently from KZ and Burning Skies. I hope that it isn't just a port of MW3 or something…

Also… low blow to the 360 crowd there. Last check, AW sold a mil, which is considerably higher than the combined total of Enslaved and Catherine, both of which were rather intelligent.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Can't speak for why Enslaved failed, but Catherine was so niche it's amazing it sold half a mil.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

yeah, catherine was a niche type game. if you're not into any part of the game, its not on your radar/mainstream. besides, its a puzzle type game and from what i hear its pretty difficult at times. most gamers dont have the attention span to stick with the game.

as for enslaved, its a great game. however, all the stupid bugs and glitches ruined the experience. i actually liked enslaved. but seeing the voice and actions unsync a bunch of times wears on you. its practically an unpolished game. felt like they rushed it out and it kinda shows with how much faith ninja theory had on it. their interviews about enslaved sounded like they had very low expectations on the game.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

I always thought Xbox Live was always a busy place where racist, sexist, profanity-spewing adolescent boys from the Bible Belt play games all day long, MW3 or no MW3. I guess some of them stopped until the release of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Who knew?

5TAY3R
5TAY3R
10 years ago

You my friend are totally wrong, owning a particular console doesn't make one a racist or sexist
i play multiplayer games on live and solos on ps3, live is better than psn when it comes to matchmaking, play halo reach co-ops and firefights and u will see what i am talking about, ps3 and 360 both are awesome in their own way, i give ps3 an edge because of it's gargatuan list of exclusive games which attract me most and i love 360 because halo reach and gears horde mode is such an awesome source of fun u cant deny that.
Play on both console if u can afford and stop comparing them.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

@STAY3R 360

That depends on the game, It has It's problems as well with matchmaking.

5TAY3R
5TAY3R
10 years ago

@clamedues: i play forza4, reach and gears3 and left for dead 2 on live and matchmaking is brilliant on all these 4 games, and tbh these are the only 4 games i play on 360, soo don't know about the rest but i want sony to stick with their strong single player strength, if everyone goes multiplayer than oneday we won't have anything to play alone

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

I see a 360 troll and his 3 buddies came to visit.

I don't play online. Online is a kiddie domain and someone my age has no interest in playing with adolescents. If I play online, it's usually in games where I don't need to use my mic.

Why don't you male teenagers do something more constructive with your free time other than just playing video games? Find a girlfriend. Learn how to use proper grammar. Go outside and get some exercise. Don't you get tired of non-stop sausage parties with the typical that plays Modern Warfare 3?

5TAY3R
5TAY3R
10 years ago

– Dude if you are soo old than why don't you just die?
– And it's an website not our exam hall that i have to care for my grammer
– And playing good games on other platforms made me a troll? Than the moderator of this site is a 360 troll too?
– And about girls? I am in a relationship with a girl for past 5 years and we are getting married next year

i have a suggestion for you and that is try to respect people and their personal opinions rather than cursing them and saying all sorts of bad things, because of people like you this world is losing its peace, just do us all a favor and just die, ur parents will be happy if they are alive, amen

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Why don't you stop trolling sites you have no business being on?

I suppose your fiancee taught you how to use lousy grammar?

No, I don't respect you. You're in the wrong place. Why don't you kill yourself? You're the one who probably is suicidal and will off yourself. I have no desire to end myself.

You're obviously butt-hurt because somebody thinks your trolling, sausage party lifestyle is frowned upon by myself. It's MY opinion you have a problem with and a troll like you can't accept it. There are plenty of 360 sites where you can post. Go harass those people.

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

brighat1971, you are making a complete and utter fool both of yourself and the rest of us. It's you who are at the wrong place here, with an attitude like that.

If you really are as adult as you claim to be you should really, really go out and take a breath of fresh air.


Last edited by Beamboom on 11/19/2011 4:19:08 PM

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

The single player is fine, I don't have any issues with it, but I don't see the problem working on the multiplayer aspect as well.

5TAY3R
5TAY3R
10 years ago

Thanks Beamboom
We are gamer first and fans second, playing all the good games of all the platforms is what makes us a true gamer, and i come to this site becuase Ben's reviews are fantastic and he never says dun buy a 360 or dun play on it
peace be upon u bright71


Last edited by 5TAY3R on 11/19/2011 5:20:05 PM

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

@Beamboom

No surprise you're defending this troll. You're just like him.

I tell it like it is. If you can't accept it, tough!

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
10 years ago

brighat1971 is the biggest idiot on this site, and these posts prove it.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

@stay3r

you gotta admit though that those games are the 360's biggest exclusive games. they have to make those as close to perfect as possible. matchmaking and stuff like that depends on the the game developers themselves and not the network itself.

Qubex
Qubex
10 years ago

If COD translates well to the Vita, it could be a boon for the Sony handheld…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Very true, it's the only way Coddites can bring the game with them everywhere.

H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
10 years ago

Might sell more on Vita than PS3 just because its EXCLUSIVE !!!!!

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

then they wont just be screaming racist comments and profanity, they'll be on the move. hahaha

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

What does Sony gain when these people are playing online?

raptassassin
raptassassin
10 years ago

I can answer that for you world.
A bunch foul mouth, sexist, horny teenagers. lol

but seriously me and my AC brotherhood clan on Home found that out the hard way last night. I believe if they are not playing Call of Duty MW3 there on Home trying to pick up young ladies even if the a ready have a bf. I should know one of those punks hit on my GF and i was standing right next to her -___- damn horny teenagers and there call of duty.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

haha, yeah that's such a big gain too.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

yeah, i see that all the time on home. i guess they dont know that some guys actually use female avatars too.

karneli lll
karneli lll
10 years ago

Hail to mediocrity! The only thing i hear about modern warfare 3 is how its an expansion pack of its predecessor.Its amazing what marketing can do

Yukian
Yukian
10 years ago

I've read that playing MW3 makes PS3 crap out… but knowing how many hours people play at one sitting it's pretty understandable, right?

I just hope it's not a conspiracy to destroy all PS3 (most all, since I know there are people who won't touch MW3 with a 5ft. stick)…

Russell Burrows
Russell Burrows
10 years ago

Another Call of Noob game??
Did folks stop playing Call of Noob: Yawn Ops??

kokoro
kokoro
10 years ago

People should read the Call of Duty entry at uncyclopedia , it's quite entertaining.

After exams every year, I go out with a group of uni mates to LAN. This time we played MW3, for 3 hours straight. I wont lie- I had a fun time. But I was appalled by how similar the game was to MW2. And is it just me, or is it even easier to kill people this time round? I don't think it's unfair to call COD mediocre. The quality of the game is most certainly not, but the experience it presents is I'm afraid.


Last edited by kokoro on 11/19/2011 3:20:07 AM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

kokoro,
Just an FYI,

If you're going to make a suggestion that people should read a certain article or site, then you should also put the link address to it into your post too.

I doubt any of us have the added time needed to go hunting around everywhere for any recommended articles/sites otherwise.

Just saying…….


Last edited by BikerSaint on 11/19/2011 1:55:56 PM

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
10 years ago

The majority of my friends (mostly older guys with family like myself and not much time) play COD on the PS3 as there are way too many children and annoying teenagers playing it on xbox (and the fact that kids tend to be better than us.)

Tried both heavy rain and alan wake – found both tedious – but I guess im lucky to get an hour or 1/2 hr blast of fun online before I get commanded to stop by 'she who must be obeyed' so can't really get into those type of games.

I thought the margin of MW3 on consoles was only something like 56% – 44% in favor of xbox?

JSwayze
JSwayze
10 years ago

I feel so good for passing on COD games

raptassassin
raptassassin
10 years ago

You ain't the only JSwayze I pass on them every year. My last one was Call of Duty 2

H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
10 years ago

And how do you feel about reading and leaving comments in COD articles ?

P.S You are the one missing out on great action packed (movie feeling) Single Player

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

If they don't like it, then there is nothing wrong with that, people have different tastes in games than others.

The single player was good, but it was way too short. But that's like that in the other ones I have played though.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

i dont mind missing out on call of duty experience, singleplayer or multiplayer. i have a lot of better games to play. i'd actually rather replay a game i've beaten than buy mw3. mw3 single player isnt enough to make me buy the game. multiplayer is the same anyway so its not even a factor in my decision.

wenezz
wenezz
10 years ago

i can imagine playing cod on the vita during lunch break

VampDeLeon
VampDeLeon
10 years ago

I'm not a fan of CoD, but it's quite saddening to see so much trash talk over a game in an article putting it in a positive point of view. =

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Apparently, I've been labelled the biggest idiot on PSExtreme by Nas Is Like for speaking my mind. The same Nas who spent $500 for his copy.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

i think out of all the people on my friend list, only about 4 or 5 play modern warfare 3. the rest are battlefield, skyrim, and a bunch of other better games. one of my friends bought mw3 because "battlefield 3 was too hard".

5TAY3R
5TAY3R
10 years ago

@brigfart71 oops brighat71: you are not only the biggest idot of this site my friend but also one of those few people who came to earth with a half assed brain that doesn't understand the importance of social behavior and how to socialize with people, yes i know you have 100+ friends in ur facebook and you use craiglist to get laid every week but that doesn't make u a winner, get a life and try respecting others opinion and likenesses.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Why don't you learn some proper grammar, troll? I don't have a Facebook page or use Craigslist.

Your grammar is clearly from the hands of someone who plays a lot of Call Of Duty. You're clearly the idiot from the way you type.