It may be the most lucrative video game franchise of the new generation, and Call of Duty shows no signs of slowing down.

Last month, Activision Blizzard revealed that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , launched in 2007, had sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Now, according to GameSpot , the publisher has reported that last year's effort, Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War , has already topped the 11 million mark…and it only took 7 months. The estimates for Modern Warfare 2 – set to launch in November – are also through the roof and at this point, it's hard to imagine the CoD franchise ever failing in the market. After this year's installment (which isn't technically a "Call of Duty"), we may be looking at either a Cold War or Vietnam setting for the seventh iteration of the franchise, which will likely release towards the end of 2010. Is anyone noticing a trend here? Madden releases every August without fail it seems, and now, it's almost inevitable that CoD will get an annual entry. It doesn't appear as if any fans will be complaining, though.

And despite the stiff competition this holiday season, we seriously doubt that Modern Warfare 2 will fall shy of expectations. That thing is gonna be immune to the competition.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: World at War

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Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Good for them. They deserve it. They are one of the few devs that can make a multiplatform game perform great on both consoles. Unlike Crapcom.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Mindless stuff sells.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Like Purple Rain?

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

well, yeah. His biggest selling album is his poorest.

But then again, could you tell me what Purple Rain means as it's so mindless?

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I was refering to the rarted movie.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

nice cop out but, the album and film is the same thing.

anyway, stop flaming and stay on topic, i have music talks with musicians who know there stuff not gamers who think Prince lives off Purple Rain and have no idea what it's about.

So, back on.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

okaaaaaaaaaaay! your the one who started with the negativity as you always seem to do. Whos flaming? World at War is mindless, so i assume you think people who play it are idiots right?

And while i think Prince is a great guitar player, his music still sucks. You can be a good guitar player and still play crap music.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Stooooop.

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Like Slash.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

lmao @ jawknee

Prince plays 27 instruments and is master level with all. He can compose melodies like no other because no one else can think like that.

Go tell a musician what you said and you will be laughed at. I don't expect you to know this stuff though from your hilarious remarks. Sign o the times….crap? lmao

No, never said people who play it are idiots. I play lots of mindless games….i was stating fact, mindless stuff sells. Artistic, well thought out works with depth mostly do not.


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 6/16/2009 4:10:32 PM

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

he's extra cool since he wears girls clothes too…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

lol, why does that prince avatar cause so many problems here?

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

because no one except him loves prince

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

i commend the shemale for having extraordinary music ability. The guy can play the guitar among other instruments as you so eliqantly posted above. However, that doesn’t mean i have to like his music.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

Shirts vs blouses!!! (Chappelle's Show)
http://www.pp2g.tv/vYHFxZHY_.aspx
Check it!


Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 6/16/2009 9:01:04 PM

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

Dude, Prince rocks, get over it, to call the man a shemale is a low blow, the man dated dime pieces ( translation: great looking women ). Hell, he is practically one of the few men on earth that can do the things he does and gets away with it with the straight male community ( at least with the straight black community, not sure how others feel )

Its one thing to not like a certain kind of music but you gotta respect his stuff, he is extremely talented, get over it Jawknee.

On topic: good for treyarch


Last edited by aaronisbla on 6/16/2009 8:59:55 PM

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Lotusflow3r; what is the definition of "mindless"… again, as with everything in life, opinion is opinion, its personal and usually formed from an individuals perspective on life… (essentially, their window on the world)

For some people "WoW" is "mindless", for others, they find it far better than trawling through Encyclopedia Britannica… everyone to his own…

I always say though… whatever anyone does in their lives… go for a balanced approach, too much of anything is not good… whether it is playing "mindless" games, listening to "mindless" music, playing "mindless" sport… whatever it is… just have a balance in life… you can do most things safely whilst enjoying the experience without it taking over all facets of your life… whatever it is you enjoy.

Q!

"i am home"

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Ok, I may as well chime in here and say that Prince is not the same man today as he was several years ago. He's become a much more spiritual person, and doesn't behave the way he used to. He's a good man with a good heart.

Never cared for his music, though. Don't hate it, don't like it.

-Arvis

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I didn't like Modern Warfare but I loved World At War. They may have dumbed it down for people like me who aren't into war games but if it helps get more people into to the genre, so be it.

I don't think I'll be buying MW2, though. I do think it will sell the most copies of any 3rd party game in 2009. That or Assassin's Creed.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I loved Modern Warfare. It was much better then previous CoD games. World at War is great cause it borrowed elements from Modern Warfare.

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

Yes, will be getting it. Not sure if I'll play online though. But I should be bored of Killzone2 by then I hope.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

good luck getting bored with killzone well if they keep having new maps that is.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

i havent purchased any of the new map packs. it came down to the SCENE pack and the KZ2 packs. i went with the SCENE pack for MGO.

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

Well, I've had to practice not playing Killzone 2 'cause me PS3 died last night. Be getting a replacement sent on Thursday. I can't remember the last time I went a day without playing it. Now I have to resort to playing on me XBox for the next couple of nights.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

bummer.

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

i got bored with Killzone after i reached the last rank

King James
King James
11 years ago

@Mikkie
Did you backup your data? I hope so. Game data loss is the worst.


Last edited by King James on 6/16/2009 5:06:38 PM

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

Hey Mikkie Umm… My PS3 died last Friday. yellow light then flashing red? Called Sony today and they are sending the box out to me so I can send it back 😛 How long did you have your PS3? For me it was a year and a half approx.

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

@King James: Yep: Bought two 320Gb drives (the spare for backups).

@Zemus101: Got mine in Oct '07; Just before the 40Gb were coming out. I wanted the backwards computability.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

I'm looking forward to ice climbing. i have never got a COD maybe i'll get MW2. but I guess it's not a COD.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Get CoD4: My GoTY 2007…U know, while you wait for MW2.


Last edited by King James on 6/16/2009 5:04:31 PM

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

and the CoD4 community is still rather large

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

Actually, it's really large. For a gmae out this long that is.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

MW2 will be a day one purchase for me. I see why COD WAW sold so many copies, they use IW's engine and online structure but added a better points scheme. The only reason I didn't buy WAW is because of the guns, I'm not partial to the old guns and attachments.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I think thats were WAW dropped the ball. I like some of the old World Ware II weapons, but the M4 Carbine just kicks too much ass.

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

I do like the sound of the ping the M1 Garand makes when your clip runs out.

Oh yeah: WaW does have a flame thrower. That's got to float anyon'es boat.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

The whole madden comparison worries me, when a game comes out every year you get problems, cash cows go south. But then that's just my worry for you guys, while the series is cool I've always thought it was overrated.

SneakyBeaver
SneakyBeaver
11 years ago

Madden is overrated, or Call of Duty?

If you mean Madden, i agree. Call of Duty just amazes me, and it's the reason I fell in love with FPS games.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I always like exclusive shooters over multiplat I guess. Call of Duty used to really wow me but you can only have so much chaotic stuff going on around you to make it war-like before you start to realize none of it is even a threat to you.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

the thing with CoD4 is when it came out on both systems, it was amazing and a must play regardless of it being exclusive or multi

SneakyBeaver
SneakyBeaver
11 years ago

One thing Activision has done right that EA could learn from is having two separate developers work on the franchise, giving them two years to build the game.

Annual titles like Madden and Tiger Woods from EA don't advance enough for me to warrant the annual purchase. Each game looks and feels too much like the previous iteration, and I think EA could easily just release updated NFL and PGA rosters as DLC while working to create true sequels to the franchises. Not only would they save on development costs, fans of the games would certainly appreciate paying the smaller fee.

But as long as Madden and TW continue to sell, I don't see EA changing their business model anytime soon.

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

I agree. But we all do it. I've been buying Fifa nn every year since the first (and last year I got the PS3 & PSP versions) and I always say to me self nevcer again; but still buy it anyway; All the same not at launch though.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Why? Why buy the same freaking first-person shooter over and over and over????
How can people CONTINUE to get off on virtually pumping lead into other people? Don't people want to try NEW and DIFFERENT things every now and again?? STOP PLAYING CALL OF DUTY, PEOPLE!!

-Arvis

SneakyBeaver
SneakyBeaver
11 years ago

LOL, I am officially amused. 🙂

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Achievement Unlocked: Amuse Someone!

Yeah, sorry for the rant. COD4 has an impressive single-player, what with the epic and cinematic storytelling. I'm just not an FPS guy at all, and to me COD is the most bland and uninteresting of all FPS titles.

But what do I know? I like Timesplitters. So, if you enjoy it, more power to you.

-Arvis

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

well said!!

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

I have felt this way about FPSs since Wolfenstein3D.
More platformers and RPGs, please.

King James
King James
11 years ago

@Arvis

ummmm….No. I play shooters when the other games piss me off. CoD MW2 will be copped just like the 1st one. I'm done with WW2 shooters though.


Last edited by King James on 6/16/2009 5:03:01 PM

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

lol I agree Arvis, I played KZ2 and got enough FPS for a loong time I think lol and I haven't touched KZ2 for a few weeks now (lent it out actually) I thought I got enough FPS with Fallout3 and it's almost more rpgish lol I know there are all different types of gamers, but I'll never understand how people can play all kinds of Call of Duty games (and games just like it) over and over for extended periods of time. Maybe by the time this new Call of Duty comes out, I'll have some interest? Depending on what new and exciting features are introduced. >.>

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

You realize that after COD MW2 is released… there will probably be 3 COD games in the PS3s top 10 best sellers? That's kind of sad.

There are 100s of FPSs this gen. I would love to see a little more variety.