Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Sets Launch Day Sales Record, Outguns Star Wars

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Hikkudel

 

I've been told by several people who've been playing CoD since the first release, and everyone is telling me that the graphics are sub-par; worse than MW2 and closer to what Black Ops offered.  Can anyone verify this?  The beauty of CoD used to be that you had both, an intense Single Player story line, and after beating the campaign mode, you could continue the exictement by getting into some highly intense Multi-Player gaming as well.

 

 

 

MW2 started a reverse trend, but was still pretty decent aside from the P2P hosting.  After most of the original developers left the company, it seemed as if they really went backwards at a very fast pace.  Most of us who've been around the PC FPS gaming community for over 10 years, have always seen sales do better in new releases over previous releases.  That doesn't mean the game necessarily "rocks".  Look at STEAM online stats between MW2 and Black Ops... MW2 has more MP activity on average.  That alone, not just unit sales, should really be taken into consideration on how successful a game is or is not.

 

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Nahiyan

I've been playing since CoD:2 (except CoD:3 and MW3) and after MW2, the graphics were sucky-ish. Of course I haven't played the games for a couple of months because my sucky-ish computer's hard-drive crashed..

But anyways you are absolutely right and most of the reason I still like CoD is because of the storylines.

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szore

Confirmed. The game is garbage, nothing more than a arcade game with dated graphics. I played the crack today for about 45 minutes and it said I was 10% done with the SP. The one cool thing was the battle on Wall Street where I work. I was in a firefight and suddenly I was like, ! I know where I am, right outside my door! That was a cool, though fleeting moment. And yes, the shadows are too dark...

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jghellion

I don't think they are necessarily trying to get away with anything or "recycle" the same game. I can understand why some of you feel like you would like something different or new but sometimes different or new isn't better.

I don't mind that it's similar to past offerings because what it does, it does well, why mess with it. If you need something different you can always try the other big war game BAD COMPANY but they seem to follow the same path.

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sammyd253

The year you listed for Black Ops is incorrect. 

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tornato7

i actually dont know anyone who bought mw3. probably because i convinced them it was identical to mw2

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rawrnomnom

Horray! the new $60 DLC for COD 4 is out!!!! Wait... you mean it's supposed to be a new game? Well WTF...

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bling581

His quote from another article, "it itterates rather than innovates". Really? How is that any different than the other COD games?

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hastyscorpion

 

Saying that MW3 is the biggest entertainment launch and that it is becoming a major part of the pop culture landscape is really disingenuous. because you pay 60 bucks for a game while you only pay around 10 dollars for a movie ticket. Take the Dark Knight for example. It grossed 67 million on it's first day. which is roughly 6.7 million people who went and saw the movie more than the 6.5 million who bought MW3. And I imagine that gap will grow larger when you compare the opening weekend totals.

It's the biggest entertainment launch ever in money terms but not in "People who actually consumed your product terms." Which is what makes a pop culture phenomenon.

 

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Red Ensign

It's the same as when Steve Jobs claimed the iphone is the worlds highest selling mobile gaming device. It's all in how you twist the words/meaning when making your claims. All of a sudden a few years ago game developers decided they were in the same market as home entertainment with the movie/video market. They're free to think whatever that want. Now if only thinking made it so. They conveniently don't include music album sales as competition for a reason. If included in "their" definition of entertainment, 6.7 million sales would be a non factor.

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stradric

Mindless consumerism at its best... or worst, depending how you look at it.

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szore

Cool. Downloading the crack right now, can't wait. Thanx RELOADED!

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DU00

Is the SP really worth the trouble?

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szore

Nope, not worth it at all. Pure crap.

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DU00

Goes to show that fanboys will be fanboys. It kind of irks me that Activision can get away with this blatant recycling. They added some new MP game modes, some new maps, a crappy and short SP campaign and called it a day. If it were any other franchise using these same tactics it would have been burried by now. At least polish the graphics a little bit so it looks like you at least tried.

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bautrey

From the gameplay I've seen, the graphics look almost identical to MW2.  Well then again it is designed for the xbox so don't expect to much on an outdated platform.

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jowens203

(Insert generic comment that we have all read #### times). 

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DU00

I know I'm like all the haters. I gave up after Black Ops. Maybe the next one will be different now that this story of the trilogy is finished. Here's hoping.

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qu3becker

I'm sure they are planing a third "Spin-off" like Black Ops and World at War.

The call of duty series became the casual games of the teenagers (or younger) even though it's game rated M.

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