PSXE Side Note- You can probably guess from other sites and sources that this game will dominate news headlines for at least the next week. And while we still vow to cover all the big stories, we also know our readership…so we won't go overboard with the Black Ops articles. Just the stuff that really should be posted as news, like this.
So anyway, unless you've been living under a rock on Mars, you know Call of Duty: Black Ops launches on November 9. And you also know that Activision says it'll smash all sales records yet again, claiming it will be the "biggest entertainment launch of the year," which would result in the "most profitable year" for the mega-publisher. We still don't know if Black Ops can top 2009's Modern Warfare 2 but at least one analyst has an opinion: according to Industry Gamers , Janco Partners' Mike Hickey says the new CoD will go absolutely ballistic on the sales charts…to the tune of 18 million copies worldwide and $818 million for Kotick and Co, and that's just in the fourth quarter. MW2 ended up generating $1 billion between its November 9 launch and January 18, 2010 so if things go well, Black Ops should come out ahead in the same span of time.
So, who's picking it up this week? Or who at least has it on their holiday wish list?
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops