360 COD2 breaches sales mark

Next-gen Xbox version of Call of Duty answered more than 1 million times in North America since its release; first Xbox 360 game to reach mark, says Activision.

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Activision has known for a while now that it had a hit in Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360. The World War II shooter was the top-selling game for the Xbox 360's launch, and has shown staying power on the system's sales charts after replenished stock put more Xbox 360s in gamers' living rooms. The publisher also reported earning nearly $1 million in revenue from downloadable COD2 maps alone.

Today, Activision can add another impressive feat to its COD2 dossier. Citing NPD Funworld figures, the publisher claims the Xbox 360 version of the game has sold more than 1 million units in North America. According to Activision Publishing executive vice president Robin Kaminsky, COD2 is the first Xbox 360 game to break 1 million units sold in North America.

Since the game's release in November 2005, COD2 had been the top-played Xbox 360 title over Xbox Live until Madden NFL 06 took over the top slot in late August, says Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb on his blog. Activision has also released a Call of Duty 2: Game of the Year Edition, featuring some new map packs and additional content.

Call of Duty 2 is rated T for Teen and retails for $59.99. For more information, read GameSpot's review.

Discussion

110 comments
budlongmv
budlongmv

I sure GRAW and Oblivion are also getting really close to selling 1 million. Then I think it wont take too long for Saint's Row and Dead Rising to also hit that mark.

daddo-splat
daddo-splat

Great game I think graws multiplayer was a little better still great game

V4LENT1NE
V4LENT1NE

This game is amazing, great visuals and it runs so well on the 360, I thought it ran better on 360 than PC.

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

I hear it's great so I may have to rent it, but I'm not realy a big fan of ww2 shooters. all the guns just seem so old.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

i got it for the pc...but that is impressive for the conoles

NintendoWarrior
NintendoWarrior

u know, id buy the game NOW if COD 3 wasnt coming out soon

mike_mgoblue
mike_mgoblue

Call of Duty 2 on the Xbox 360 is an amazing game! Even when Call of Duty 3 is released, it won't take away from the fact that Call of Duty 2 is such an amazing game! Plus, the only thing better than being able to play one or the other is being able to play both! The Xbox 360 is awesome, because only the Xbox 360 gives gamers the ability to play both Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 3!

D_Train_33
D_Train_33

One of the top 3. The next one is gona be even better

grave_rob
grave_rob

i'd buy it now if they did a price drop. $59 for a launch title is assinine.

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

Paul_TheGreat Right now at least us 360 owners have a game that sells 1 million. Typical of a Sony fanboy to bash the success of a 360 game. This game is at 1.4 million sold technically so no it did not take "this long". The only million sellers you are going to see from Sony at time soon is going to be coming for the PS2. 360 = 1 PS3= 0

Paul_TheGreat
Paul_TheGreat

It took this long for a 360 game to get to 1 million.

j666
j666

this numbers r only for north america so how about they tell us total sales worldwide

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Yeah, shooters, SHOOTERS, SHOOTERS! Well, good shooters, not crappy shooters.

Toadstool1969
Toadstool1969

repus3000 said That's pretty untrue repus3000. There are many good games on the Xbox 360 with great scores from Gamespot. And many would argue that CoD2 is not the best but rather Oblivion is. I don't think you're argument holds much weight. Here are a few other great games on the Xbox 360 that have been around for awhile: , etc.). The Xbox 360 is not a one-game platform. You make yourself sound like a fanboy.

Icekxg
Icekxg

"thekey CoD3 won't be as good as 2 for the 360 because infantry ward is not developing it. treciarc(I didn't spell it right on purpose) is doing it. (Remeber crappy spiderman 2 anyone?) COD3 is not going to be as good or look as smooth or run as smooth as COD2. Treciarc is going to make any effort to make the 360 or Wii version look or play good. Watch. I could be wrong but I doubt it. " Man, have you even watched ANY of the videos for CoD3??? I mean, the only thing I'd say is that I feel like the game may be a rush job because of them pushing it for a end of year launch...but man do the videos look AMAZING! They've boosted the multiplayer up to 24 players, the textures look even more detailed, sound effects are spot on, and judging from the video previews the game looks insanely fun.

OPOLO
OPOLO

Bring on the Shooters, Shooters, and more SHOOTERS

thekey
thekey

CoD3 won't be as good as 2 for the 360 because infantry ward is not developing it. treciarc(I didn't spell it right on purpose) is doing it. (Remeber crappy spiderman 2 anyone?) COD3 is not going to be as good or look as smooth or run as smooth as COD2. Treciarc is going to make any effort to make the 360 or Wii version look or play good. Watch. I could be wrong but I doubt it.

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

Great for Activision and great for the 360!

viewtiful_joe99
viewtiful_joe99

If only half of those people who bought CoD2 also bought Kameo, then there would be a lot more happy 360 owners.

Thefaceless20
Thefaceless20

Good deal! In my opinion Call of Duty 2 is the best WW2 shooter ever made, that is until Call of Duty 3 comes out this holiday season.

ninja929
ninja929

Loved COD2! Can't wait till 3 comes out.

mezonesxbox
mezonesxbox

YAY!! Congrats, NOW I WANT C O D 3 !!! A S A P

alangeorge
alangeorge

i'm not surprize 1 million copies were sold, absolutely amazing game.

rwbojorquez
rwbojorquez

To XboxIsNot360 Microsoft has been in the gaming industry before playstation. Every PC game plays on microsoft turf. Good for activision.

Storm82
Storm82

bah, i played it on pc long before it went to console. The experience would have probably been better if i started the game on console with exception of no mouse/kb

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

While I wasn't a big fan of CoD2, it impressed me a hell of a lot more than PDZ... what a crock.

wenbin09
wenbin09

it's really a awesome game.. i can feel adrenaline rushing when i play~

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

Nice - so one out of every five 360 owners have CoD. Good job Activision!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

CoD2 deserves it. I don't even like the FPS genre, and it made an impression on me.

axes03
axes03

AWESOME GAME, GREAT ACHIEVEMENT.

Dolacide
Dolacide

COD2 was a fun game, and challegning on veteran mode.

XBoxGamer504
XBoxGamer504

I hate WW2 games. I think there are too many. You played one of them, you've played them all. I've never said CoD2 was a bad game, but I'm tired of WW2 games. Just because one million people bought the game doesn't mean I'll suddenly go out and buy it. I don't want it. I'm Dead Tired of the WW2 shooter genre. God, if I see another Garand....

dclive2000
dclive2000

Not360, go paint your toes red and go by the name "B-eye-tee-see-H"!!! Always on fangirl trying to show her 4ss when good news about the 360. Congrats on CoD2. Finished the game twice. Everyone put up your gametags so I can kick your 4sses in CoD 3 (LOL)!!!!

standcm12
standcm12

IF I TYPE IN CAPS EVERYONE WILL LISTEN TO ME. I'M SO SMART. yes, thats you "xboxisnot360"

3xthrtx3
3xthrtx3

What an ignorant thing to say: I hate WWII games. You guys think there are too many? I tooked a look your profiles. How many versions of Mario Kart and Yoshi on dope can you play? Didn't like that comment, right? Well, yes, it is a stupid argument. I could care less if its Halo17 or Mario52 or WWII-27. A good game is a good game. A million fricking people say you are wrong. Not only do they say you are wrong, but they have proved you drop dead idiots.

solidleader
solidleader

Wow i'm guessing you dont like Xbox but I just cant be sure..... its to hard to tell since your use of caps blinds me to your point. Oh well!

XboxIsNot360
XboxIsNot360

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XboxIsNot360
XboxIsNot360

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XBoxGamer504
XBoxGamer504

As cool as Call of Duty 2 is on 360, I absolutely, with every fiber in my body HATE World War 2 games! My God! How many of them damned WW2 games have been made? I mean like every other month, there's a WW2 game being released. I know the war was big, but damn. I will not buy CoD2. I've had a 360 since March, and I've yet to buy the game. I never will. I've had too many WW2 games... when will people grow tired of the Garand?

arczero01
arczero01

i love that game it was the first one i got with my 360

Martyr
Martyr

PC version is waaaaay better..........

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Nice recognition for a good game. Now MS, how about starting up a new Platinum Hits line, huh? I know that COD2 is still probably selling well but other games could benefit from it (PDZ, Kameo). Just throwing it out there...