It's all good news for Activision.

The Call of Duty XP event will be in full swing this weekend and to kick things off, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg handed out some very significant statistics concerning their blockbuster Call of Duty franchise.

Thus far, Call of Duty: Black Ops players have purchased 18 million map packs since the game's launch, and that means the average amount spent on the record-breaking title comes to $76 per user. This shouldn't be too surprising, though, as the average Modern Warfare 2 player spent about the same ($74).

But the numbers may go up across the board when Modern Warfare 3 hits in November. Hirshberg confirmed that pre-orders are running along at a record pace, and the publisher expects the pre-order total to eclipse that of Black Ops "by a significant margin." MW3 will also receive the largest marketing campaign in Activision's history…so prepare for a massive fall blitz.

Lastly, Hirshberg said the price of Call of Duty Elite would make it a "no-brainer" for members of the community, and it'll be designed for both hardcore and casual players. Yes, it's all rosy for everything CoD.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops

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PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

Sorry no, $60 is enough for your game. I will not pay a monthly fee for it. That said, it's annoying that even with so many better games coming out this will once again break sales records.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

Wow, they really have perfected the art of suckering out as much money as humanly possible from a rotting cow.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
9 years ago

Bobby couldn't be smiling more happily.

But honestly speaking…MW will end up like Guitar Hero. Remember how many versions after versions there were for Guitar Hero? Are there like 11 games or so in the franchise? Well anyway, people got sick of it. As they will with MW.

leatherface
leatherface
9 years ago

I Can't wait for Call of Duty: Metallica

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Battlefield 3 has Jets. 'nuff said.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

…and me flying them.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

I'm Maverick all I need is Goose.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 9/2/2011 12:03:26 AM

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

Somewhere out there, LimitedVergo is cutting his veins as we speak.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Well, perhaps I should join him.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Actually I was at the circus tonight, lol no joke! I was impressed with the animals on display but since the last time I was at the circus they've added a bunch of safety nets and ropes which takes away the wow factor.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

U should of yelled out ur screen name.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Well congratulations console gamers, you've really dug a deep hole for yourselves. These FPS DLC "map packs" have gotten out of hand. $15-$20 for a couple maps is outrageous. I just can't understand how people can b**** about the price of the Vita but think this isn't the lowest of low.

I guess it's the same with Debit cards, most people that use them I doubt realize how much they're spending and so a little here and a little there adds up to a lot.

The only DLC I've ever bought was Undead DLC for RDR and I got it on sale for $5 which is a fair price. People want to say PC gamers have this "elite" nature about them but in all honesty I do believe I'm better than shelling out $15 for a few extra maps.

tayizfire
tayizfire
9 years ago

Don't group console gamers in a pool of suckerism…i'm sorry but we didn't all go for this $15 bucks a map pack thing…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Explain the debit card thing to me…

Crabba
Crabba
9 years ago

Why is it that it seems like a majority of gamers nowadays are not only playing ONE genre, but in essence ONE game – Call of duty. I gotta say, I don't get it.

I've even played a few of them, finished the single player campaign on both MW1&2 and World at war (all rentals) but seriously, even if you'd consider them as good games, why would you limit yourself to these games only??

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

You ask the question we all want to know the answer to. Gaming has so much to offer, it's just a shame these poor people are stuck the way they are. I think they are a special kind of human that can only use CoD controls. Anything with a new control scheme is alien to them.

OxyFenix
OxyFenix
9 years ago

I'm still buying it. It's just my type of game. I also want to get bf3 but theirs just too many games coming out this fall. uncharted 3, mgs collections, ico/sotc, white knight chronicles 2 is two weeks away, and AC:revelations. I don't even think I'll have time for mw3…still buying it.

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
9 years ago

If it's really called "Modern" Warfare 3 maybe they should update their engine hmm? They have so much money why not become a pioneer and take steps to truly max out this generation of consoles. It's sad when a giant company that has the ability to push tech is complacent.

With that said I'm on the fence about this game. I did jump on the CoD bandwagon when MW2 came out, but I'm getting pickier with games that I buy. I'll be getting BF3 because I was infatuated with BF2, but 2 FPS games at the same time might be too much, especially when I have my reservations.

tayizfire
tayizfire
9 years ago

Upgrade there engine and lose there 60 fps ….its a reason they don't plan to upgrade there engine until there is more powerful hardware

BIGRED15
BIGRED15
9 years ago

60 fps doesn't matter. I think the pax footage of BF3 proved that

Kingharris
Kingharris
9 years ago

Wont buy MW3, not one game I have liked enough, my COD4 play time is 24 hours, all the next COD's combined do not have my COD4 playtime.

bluedarrk
bluedarrk
9 years ago

The casual gaming market is what controls the game industry now. They want CoD even though its the same game each year. If it doesn't play like CoD they won't touch it. BF3 will take away some of the hardcore fan base from CoD. But that really won't help them considering more and more casual gamers will pick up MW3. I wouldn't be surprised if EA starts making games for the casual gamer.

NyTaXaTiOn
NyTaXaTiOn
9 years ago

BF ain't fun at all…I'll do cod b4 that….i don't get the cod hate…on this site but to each it's own

BIGRED15
BIGRED15
9 years ago

There's plenty of reasonsu just gotta do ur research. Most people on this site are hardcore gamers who play everything. They know cod isn't the best game around

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

OT:
That 5 gum ad needs to die.

XENOS
XENOS
9 years ago

Activision will continue to do this because they know most consumers will get suckered into it. My friends and I wont purchase another CoD game until there is some ingenuity and dedicated servers cause frankly im tired of pumping an entire clip in someone and then I die from one bullet. CoD is NOT the best FPS to date. Its a shame that there's so many good FPS that has potential to do alot more but people are so simplistic with the CoD control scheme. BF3 will get my money and on top of that the graphics will be comparable to the pc version

NyTaXaTiOn
NyTaXaTiOn
9 years ago

I give you that bf3 graphics r pretty impressive, but plz give me your list of fps that you feel are or can do way better….I play cod…I b honest i havent found an online fps as fun….I do play other not only fps…ex..sports uncharted gow etc…but I always go back for some cod…

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

Oh dear.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

It's personal preference, everyone has different tastes in games.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

^ Well said. Not everyone should be expected to like a certain popular/arguably superior choice. It just comes down to preference.