Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Sets Another Sales Record, Approaches $1 Billion in Sales

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bling581

Wow, so you have a bunch of sheep that hand over their money to you like zombies. I guess they find that suitable for PR bragging. When it comes to actual game quality Call of Duty can't even come close to comparing to other major titles like Skyrim or Mass Effect.

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Andacious

 

WARNING: OPINION BELOW

I'm glad Activision was able to succeed using the Apple model of "take old tech and pretend its new, then profit through lies." Or in this case: take MW2, re-do the (4 hour) campaign, spend a few hours making new MP maps, shuffle the MP perks around, and add a already worn-out "survival mode". Then, to wrap it all up, they took their half-assed re-do and used an old game engine to present it and said "here's our brand spankin new game that will revolutionize online gaming again!". CoD was fun for a year or two, but they are officially beating an extremely dead horse (or tauntaun...if you prefer) and should focus their extensive design talent on fresh, new ideas.

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bling581

Actually Bobbie even admitted that the new game "iterates rather than innovates". They're not even trying to pass it off as something revolutionary which makes it even more pathetic when you see how much these titles are making.

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Andacious

Thanks, I must've missed that quote. I completely agree, it's a slap in the face to gamers who spend the the time and money playing these games.

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yu119995

Hence the reason why I'm all about Battlefield 3.

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Andacious

Hell yea!

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Red Ensign

Your product cost the consumer 5-6 times the price of other forms of "Entertainment". Of course your sales are going to look ballooned. To bad for little Bobby investors and Wall Street aren't fooled by his irrelevant hype press releases as evidenced by their stock falling by $1.88 since 11/8. Me and my bloated wallet will start caring when he actually has a product that sells more *Units* than his competition in the other genres besides video games. Went to buy 10,000 shares of their stock when I got my inheritance a few years ago and my investor strongly advised against it. Glad he did as I'd of lost quite a few Benjamins.

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szore

Why? It's crap. BF3 is so much better.

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Holly Golightly

+1,000,000!!!!!!!!!!

I do not understand all the hype behind Modern Warfare anything. I compared the graphics of the two, and clearly Battlefield 3 takes the cake. Not only are the graphics better, but Battlefield 3 is much more life-like than Modern Warfare.

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streetking

wow. i agree with you completely. the textures and graphics in bf3 arent even comparable to mw3. and ive never, even in the first mw (which i think is the best of the series), felt the complete immersion into the game as i have in battlefield. hell, bc2 is better than mw3. the visuals, sounds, and physics are so much more realistic. i cant even stress enough about the sounds. your and other players characters shouting, echoes of gunfire, explosions, its so incredibly believeable. any call of duty game ive played feels like exactly that, a game.
and before anyone calls me a fanboy, i dont own either bf3 or mw3. i just can tell the difference between realism and, well... whatever call of duty is.

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mattman059

Why? Because BF3 is crap. Bam.

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yu119995

How so?  Let's hear it.

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tornato7

Call of Duty is unique in that it is a perfect game. Every aspect of it (especially the multiplayer) makes you want to keep playing and show that noob-tuber whos boss. They're probably saying 'if it ain't broke, dont fix it.' They're afraid that if they even update the graphics a whole lot that it will run too slow, people will compain about things (like the way to bright freakin lights in BF3 that blind you in daylight). Their maps are amazing, too. However I din't buy MW3, because it's the same game as MW2 and I'm still playing that

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yu119995

"like the way to bright freakin lights in BF3 that blind you in daylight"?

That's all you have?  Pretty fucking weak.

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Mortal_M

I find a lot of people complaining about the flashlights, but I think they are OK, they only work in close range like they are supposed to do, but outside and at longer distances it just makes it easier for me to spot them and kill them.

There has been so many times when someone I didn't see just shines his light at me and I just aim at the light and get an easy kill.

It's like everything in the game, find a work-around, many people complain about the mortars too, but I find close to useless (except for the smoke shells)

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bling581

"I find a lot of people complaining about the flashlights"

People want realism but when it's inconvenient they complain. I think it's cool and gives you a strategic advantage over others. If you're just sitting there or running around on your own of course your going to get toasted when they blind you with a light. Then you deserve it.

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Danthrax66

The flashlights aren't bad but the fucking sun could be turned down a lot.

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Mortal_M

Yeah, I hate that. It loos amazing but the thing is that we don't want to feel like we are watchig it trougt a camera, we want to feel like we are there.

And the contrast is really bad too.

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Dartht33bagger

COD4 and MW2 were alright games and pretty fun in their own respect, but it needs to end.  There are just too many COD games out now and they just recycle the same thing over and over again.  Modern combat shooters need to go the way that the WWII shooter has gone.

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I Jedi

With that much revenue generated, Activision must be doing something right with MW series. You jelly, BF fans? U mad? Why u mad? Nah, I'm just kidding, but seriously, MW3 is a great game.

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I Jedi

@ GaryIkillyou, igoka, beeazy10... Why u mad, though?

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LatiosXT

Because of gramer jocks like you.

Battlefield is an entirely different animal compared to Call of Duty in the online sense. And it basically starts with the fundamentals: How do you rack up points in Battlefield 3? I'll give you a hint, your K/D ratio is irrelevant. I've seen, more often than not, guys in first place with a 1:1 or less K/D ratio. Guys with a higher K/D ratio usually float in the bottom half.

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GaryIKILLYOU

BF and CoD are different games. It's idiots like you that are sapping the market of any decent FPS's, and getting everyones panties in a bunch. They are different games. Always have been. Although they may not always will be, because EA is pushing DICE to create clones of CoD to try and take them down. They see the publicity, and the blind fanboyism that pushes the games. 

TL;DR: Get over yourself. It's just a game. Both, VERY different games. 

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ocnier

The problem is that EA did make a COD clone and it flopped utterly, its called medal of honor.  I personally don't want a COD clone, but EA is obsessed with the franchise rival.  The more they emulate it the more they fail.  The thing that people don't take into account is that COD is a CONSOLE GAME not a PC game in intent. BF3 unfortunately is neither but the PC is still the main focus albeit with this iteration just barely.  EA is ruining the BF franchise because of their own jealousy of Activision. Classic example of this is no squad VOIP in the PC version (which is the number one requested fix/update on the forums).  They also screwed up royally by going to war with STEAM, activision could care less about which distro method they use as long as their product get sold.  Talk about a massive loss in potential sales on EA's part.  What a bunch of retards. Oh well good luck EA, I hope you get a clue sooner than later.

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igoka

So what exactly so great about it?

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BeEazy10

Great game? TBH the only good COD that out is Call of duty 4.

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Danthrax66

CoD4 was perfect though and no game will ever beat it.

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og_greek

Actually, Call of Duty United: Offensive is the best in the franchise.

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