COD Modern Warfare Has $600M Opening Weekend

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Activision announces the recent launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has raked in over $600 million in revenue in just three days. Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare had more than $...

    COD Modern Warfare Has $600M Opening Weekend
     
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    Users: "ActiBlizz is evil! Loves China, hates #FreeHongKong! Is only out for our money! Evil evil evil!"
    Actiblizz: "Yay, best revenue ever!"

    Let's discuss why this both is true and doesn't add up.
     
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    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    Call of Duty... what is this now? # 17? 18?
     
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    When you spend millions on ads,
    When you pay streamers to play your game and bring it top of game lists,
    When you pay social media to bring your group on top of active communities (cough.. reddit cough...)
    When you created hype so big, so nothing can stop it, people tend to become numb, kids aggressively asking their parents to buy them the game and the rest just throw money at you, so they don't feel left behind....

    Sorry, I got numb... what is this #FreeHongKong thing? Do I get more guns in-game if I tweet it?
     
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    Greedy company recycles the nth revision of its boring franchise and makes $600 million in 3 days.

    Indy developer slaves for 5 years in their basement on their mobile game only to have a conglomerate steal the idea and release it as freemium.

    There's something terribly wrong about this world.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Shows a couple of things:

    Outcries usually are done by a loud minority.
    The silent majority just buys for whatever their reasons are.
    Doing what works over and over with little innovation is not too little to cash out big time.
     
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    emperorsfist Maha Guru

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    So I guess it's not enough? Wasn't WW2's problem that it only sold 600 mil.$ in three days, instead of 750?
     
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    Call of Duty 16
     
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    Damn, those are some crazy numbers.
     
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    Apparently people still want to play cod.
     

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    ez fix

    I mean here we are, wasting about keyboard, talking about it, on my Guru3d Forums.
     
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    Because people forget easily and if a company dangles in front of them a game they want, they will just swallow all the BS and buy it.
     
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    I apologize :(
     
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    Still below GTA 5 which took in $1 billion in first 3 days.
     
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    I wanted to type on my Christian Guru3D forums...
     
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    Just shows that things haven't changed; the masses will still flock to garbage like seagulls.

    FYI the campaign is 4-6 hours long, 2 of that being cutscenes. Nothing special, I mean sure it looks good but it's just another CoD.

    Moving along.

    Source/Proof? I mean I am not suprised GTA would do better, but I'm doubting the 1 billion

    EDIT: Scratch previous, seems actually quite believable, :)
     
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    Is it true that cod mw needs constant internet access throughout the game (and when accessing menu)?
     
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    Let me say what we are all thinking: one of the reasons the advertising was so successful is because instead of trying to appeal to SJW nonsense, they made a trailer that you could put on in-between cartoons on a saturday morning:

    https://www.ispot.tv/ad/oJlm/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-seismic-shift-song-by-metallica

    It was pure, simple 'old-fashioned' mass appeal for the demographic they all wanted and knew would spread the word very quickly=> teenage boys.

    The 'good old days' of military shooters for teenage boys kinda peaked with BF4's advertising:

    https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7olH/battlefield-4-survival

    And the shift began immediately afterwards to the detriment of sales and focus for companies - and this game "COD Modern Warfare" is absolutely great, as it proves beyond all else that matters to all companies (money) that having an SJW slant to your advertising does not ****ing work!

    Or, in very simple terms that no one in marketing (84% female industry) can ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever argue against is this:

    If you want to make $600m in your opening weekend, you put an advert together aimed at teenage boys and teenage boys alone.


    The money is there is they want it, and now, no more discussions about SJW need to be had ever again. That's it peeps. That is all. Never again will we have to sit through SJW crap and re-writing of history in video games to further an agenda that does not pay the bills.

    The wallets have spoken, and we can all rejoice!

    Normal service will now resume, as the SJW's have left the building...forever...
     
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