Black Ops II sells 1M at GameStop midnight launch

Latest Call of Duty off to quick start at specialty retailer; analyst predicts total day-one sales of 6.5-7.2 million.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is off to a hot start. GameStop president Tony Bartel said in an email to Bloomberg today that the speciality retailer sold more than 1 million copies of Treyarch's new shooter at its midnight launch alone.

Additionally, analyst Michael Olson estimates that Black Ops II shifted between 6.5 million and 7.2 million units in day-one sales, which is on par with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's day-one haul of 6.5 million units in 2011.

The most successful Call of Duty launch to date is Modern Warfare 3, which generated $775 million in revenue during its first five days last year. Activision has not announced official sales data for Black Ops II yet.

For more on Black Ops II, check out GameSpot's review.

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Daisy432
Daisy432

Shaun McInnis is kinda cute.

GamespotSux_IKR
GamespotSux_IKR

Good!! Get those boneheads off my GTA4 multiplayer!

 

..Auto Aim owns you ;D

ravenkiller
ravenkiller

well to bad im an art student and actually like top notch console graphics like Halo 4 and not 7 year old graphics like blops 2.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Hate the game all you want...still doesn't change the fact that its the best CoD game to date. 

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Weird choice for the topic thumbnail, Eddie. Are you implying someone thinks the sales of this game are a pain in the neck?

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

I'm pretty sure I'm the only person that hates COD and doesn't buy their games.

 

Feel free to prove me wrong.

bigruss51
bigruss51

If I wanted a futuristic shooter I would get halo or crysis(they do it better). Why did CoD have to go that way?  Gave up on the series after BOps. I'm glad there is still a good community playing the first BOps and MW2.

axlroselm
axlroselm

Hahahaha!! Funny! Activision guys are marketing geniuses! They can sell an identical product every year! And every year there are COD haters that grow in number, but the funny thing is that sales numbers stay the same and even grow!

HyperWarlock
HyperWarlock

I was one of them and I will continue to be as long as they make COD. Love the series too damn much :P

gam3r2011
gam3r2011

thanks to you Call of Duty retards we are gonna have this shit game come out for many more years to come. STOP FEEDING THESE GUYS MONEY U FUCKING IDIOTS!!!!

firehawk998
firehawk998

That thumbnail picture would be everyone reaction if Activision DID NOT announce any COD next year.

sknight175216
sknight175216

Dissamn! Honestly, if people keep buying why on Earth would you stop selling ha ha?

SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

Love and hate are not opposites- they are one in the same. The opposite of love and hate is indifference. Nobody really loves the Dora the Explorer games- I don't see any hate for them either. I see a lot of hate for COD; necessarily, there is much love. The games are obviously great, because 1.) They break records every year (which supports they are viewed positively by a large group), and 2.) If they were not, people would be indifferent of them. Contrastingly, if they sold poorly, and people hated them, then you may have justification to hate. But obviously your only true justification (or at least the most causal factor) is that there is much love for the games. Just thought I'd break the cynisism and uneducated arguement with some actual supportive evidence, which happens to conclude (objectively, I might add), in favour of Call of Duty.  

megaspiderweb09
megaspiderweb09

Even tho its a recycled game, i actually appreciate the effort treyach put into its campaign, it is in my opinion, a step in the right direction.

Think about it, the previous COD where all jus cookie cutter shooter gallery, with BlackOps2, we get an intro to a fully fleshed out villian, Strike Force mode n some degree of choice on how the story plays. In the future, i would like to see treyach work more on those base ideas in a more expansive way, perhaps Strike Force can act as revelant story fillers that solves the problem of 4-5hr campaigns

suprsolider
suprsolider

Same old thing. Idiots who are too dumb to realize that all they did is change a few things like the title screen and you get the same game as last year, and the year before that and before that and so forth.

 

Fools and their money are easily parted.

dz99ls
dz99ls

they did pick the perfect picture, it depicts activision cutting the hateboys...

Overlord93
Overlord93

Eh. I'll get it when it gets reduced.

cfstar
cfstar

The guy's face in the thumbnail is everyone's reaction after reading this.

garysingh34
garysingh34

What wrong with you people! Why are you all still buying this rehashed piece of crap? I only complain becuase its our $'s that dictate where future development lies.

DeadlyNinjas128
DeadlyNinjas128

The thumbnail picture of this article made me LOL and piss my pants hard.

so_hai
so_hai

 @ravenkiller

 Halo 1 had top notch graphics once too - you don't play that anymore either.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

 @bigruss51

 You obviously haven't played it.  Its not a sci-fi with laser guns and aliens.  all the technology used in the game actually exists today.  They just stream lined and projected what it would actually look like 20 some years from now. But yes, go play Halo 4 with your emo buds and talk about cutting yourself while not conforming...

ever06
ever06

 @gam3r2011 LOL nice I didn't buy it I'm passing it up to many back log of games I want.

yyhreigan
yyhreigan

 @gam3r2011  I´m sorry, is anybody forcing you to buy this game? Play it, then? No? Then why do you care if it keeps coming out for many years? Pointless hater.

yyhreigan
yyhreigan

 @suprsolider The fools are the haters who simply fail to understand that not everyone has to like or not like the same stuff they do.Call of Duty fans know what they are getting when they shell out 60 dollars every year. And they obviously happen to like it. Why do you think the numbers keep growing? They like the formula, and they find the game more smooth and fun than other shooters. That  doesn´t make them dumb. You don´t like it? Cool. But if you think other people are dumb just because they enjoy something you don`t, then you`re a pretty ignorant person. 

rad8045
rad8045

 @suprsolider

 Money comes by so easy, and the game is fun to play so whats the problem ? A night on the town will cost you three times the amount and only get you a hang over and a cheap lay if your lucky.

 

HSV002
HSV002

 @suprsolider Ah cod haters, you do relise that no one thinks better of you just becuase you think you are taking the higher ground by not purchasing black ops 2.

 

Why are you wasting your time on Cod threads if you hate it so much? you're logic dosen't make sense.

ExplosivePants
ExplosivePants

 @suprsolider Then that is a lot of idiots...What I don't get is where the hell these idiots and/or kids are getting the money from to buy the same ol' s**t year after year.

bsnimunf
bsnimunf

 @garysingh34 I doubt Activision are planning to invest any more than a small percentage of this games revenue in future games.  Most of it will go on shareholders Ferrari's.

DragonRift
DragonRift

 @HipHopBeats You're not one of those people who got pissed off with Resident Evil 5 having a white guy killing black zombies in AFRICA, are you?

Demonasius
Demonasius

 @theend3r 

 

Don't know why but this comment made me LMAO!!! Well played good sir!

DeFiLeDTitan
DeFiLeDTitan

 @rad8045  @suprsolider can't argue with that. I went to a movie and out to dinner and it cost about 80$ by the time I got home. That was for 2 people and we didn't even go to an expensive restaurant. That makes a 60 dollar game seem not so bad anymore

Karlsfsn
Karlsfsn

 @HSV002  Because CoD lovers will usually pop over to a Borderlands thread and spew their hate just as much. It's a vicious cycle really. Basically what @Venatorcruiser said

96augment
96augment

 @GamerMani Yeah, it's not like millions of people play Countertrike and Half-Life.  Oh wait...............

Karlsfsn
Karlsfsn

 @HSV002 It was meant to be a general observation. The point is you may not feel the need to spew hate but a good majority of others do. It's human nature. 

 

I'm not a fan of CoD by any means. But I found the thumbnail funny and I wanted to read the article. Then I like to read what the "haters" say because sometimes I agree with them, but I'm not going to shit talk just for the sake of it. If I was going to point out something negative it would be more constructive than CoD sucks. But most of the intelligible anti CoD arguments have already been made and in the long run it really doesn't matter. 

HSV002
HSV002

 @Karlsfsn  That is a bit of a genralisation don't you think?

 

Its like saying that all Americans are overweight, which is not true. I don't like the ME series but i don't feel the need to go spew hate on their threads.