Modern Warefare 2 Boycott a success!

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#1 Posted by Xterminator77 (129 posts) -

Modern warefare 2 boycott a success! Activision learnt their lession! Don't mess with the PC community!

Modern warfare 2

#2 Posted by OPuniverse (1943 posts) -

i saw it. i LOLed.

#3 Posted by antifanboyftw (2214 posts) -

highfive!

#4 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (19822 posts) -
LMAO! Wow, that's sad...
#5 Posted by waynehead895 (18660 posts) -
I don't understand what I'm seeing here. Steam's Friend-list?
#6 Posted by Meowmixxvi (2243 posts) -
so much for boycotting lol
#7 Posted by doobie1975 (2806 posts) -

i hear 9 PC gamers actually boycotted it. making it the most successful PC boycott in history

#8 Posted by quijeros (1728 posts) -

I don't understand what I'm seeing here. Steam's Friend-list?waynehead895

Look at how many people are playing MW2 on that so-called MW2 boycott list... :lol:

#9 Posted by W1NGMAN- (9968 posts) -

:lol:

nuff said.

#10 Posted by foxhound_fox (90891 posts) -

I don't understand what I'm seeing here. Steam's Friend-list?waynehead895

A Steam boycott group... where most of the people are playing MW2.

#11 Posted by KungfuKitten (21427 posts) -

We have already told You what is on this pic. It is not what You want it to be :P

#12 Posted by Doctor-McNinja (1515 posts) -
People love an excuse to complain, especially on the internet. They were never going to seriously boycott this game just because it doesn't have dedicated servers. Look how quickly they dropped the L4D2 boycott as well.
#13 Posted by skinny_man_69 (5125 posts) -

Well that worked like a charm :roll:

#14 Posted by comeonthehoops (2075 posts) -
Brilliant. Why can't PC gamers stick to a boycott? Same thing happened with L4D2...
#15 Posted by Ontain (25501 posts) -
Brilliant. Why can't PC gamers stick to a boycott? Same thing happened with L4D2...comeonthehoops
because it's easier to click a button than have self control.
#16 Posted by 110million (14910 posts) -
[QUOTE="comeonthehoops"]Brilliant. Why can't PC gamers stick to a boycott? Same thing happened with L4D2...Ontain
because it's easier to click a button than have self control.

I have self control, I didn't buy it. :o Maybe they thought if they show Activision, hey, we play you're game, and we're unhappy, it would be better then not playing it at all, and Activision thinking "they aren't even going to play, why change it for them". There is an obvious reaction of "lol! their playing even though they boycotted" but there could be more to it.
#17 Posted by tehsystemwarior (1812 posts) -
Late but still funny as hell
#18 Posted by comeonthehoops (2075 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ontain"][QUOTE="comeonthehoops"]Brilliant. Why can't PC gamers stick to a boycott? Same thing happened with L4D2...110million
because it's easier to click a button than have self control.

I have self control, I didn't buy it. :o

I didn't buy it either, but I think my brother is planning on getting it for our 360. I have a few PC gamer friends that aren't getting it, but they seem to think IW will add dedicated servers in a patch.
#19 Posted by the-obiwan (3744 posts) -
this is sarcasm right?
#20 Posted by lundy86_4 (44353 posts) -

Yeah, this boycott was never going to work. It's a shame, but that's life.

#21 Posted by the-obiwan (3744 posts) -

Yeah, this boycott was never going to work. It's a shame, but that's life.

lundy86_4
oh what a shame. well you can always make a private server!
#22 Posted by Solid_Tango (8609 posts) -
You do realize they could be playing the pirated version right? :|
#23 Posted by variablasted (83 posts) -

who say's all the boycotter's joined that group. I didn't. and I did not buy the game...instead i get to play it free ;] while console nancies get no mods or dedicated server's have to pay to play online and 60 dollars for the game bwahahah!

#24 Posted by CFFAguy (942 posts) -

And then you find out all the people playing it,torrented it.....

#25 Posted by Next-Gen-Tec (4623 posts) -

i hear 9 PC gamers actually boycotted it. making it the most successful PC boycott in history

doobie1975
Hehehe.
#26 Posted by crozon (1168 posts) -
in all honesty the reason the boycott failed was because the game is great fun. The single player and coop are brilliant. The multiplayer works. From a, i want a game with out lag, it works. fast to get a game and haven't had any horrible lag which caused me to miss a kill or die. yes the game will suffer in the long term without dedicated servers, but it plays too well to not buy it.
#27 Posted by Tjeremiah1988 (16580 posts) -
gamers.. talk too much, dont usually do what they say. Same will be for L4D2.
#28 Posted by sikanderahmed (5444 posts) -

lol boycott am owned

#29 Posted by Peiner09 (722 posts) -

mission accomplished

#30 Posted by munchlax99 (11536 posts) -

i laughed pretty hard:P:D

#31 Posted by SparkyProtocol (7680 posts) -
[QUOTE="comeonthehoops"]Brilliant. Why can't PC gamers stick to a boycott? Same thing happened with L4D2...Ontain
because it's easier to click a button than have self control.

With all of the other games out or that are coming out I do not see how it is hard not to get CoD.
#32 Posted by Brownesque (5660 posts) -

I just took this today:

I think this meme needs to die. Keep in mind that this is only the first 50 users out of 881 (the number has grown despite the group mod removing people playing MW2).

#33 Posted by ThePRAssassin (1344 posts) -

Didn't people already hack it?

I've seen/heard PC gamers talking about how people have basically shown IW how big of a joke their IWnet is by doing everything it was supposed to prevent.

I didn't buy the game myself, then again I never boycotted because I really didn't care. One lost sale isn't going to make a difference. Oh no with my purchase they would've made $550,000,065.16 dollars intead!

#34 Posted by Dante2710 (63142 posts) -
you people do realize that they could have joined the group just to piss off those who were actually planning on boycotting the game? either ways, i dont really care, i didnt buy the game and i stick to my word.
#35 Posted by BlackHawk2599 (690 posts) -

Yeah that's the front page of the group which only shows people who are in game. Only about the 1st 2 pages are in game and only about 1/2 of them are even playing MW2. If you scroll through the other 16 pages of players you'll see that only a handful of people actually bought the game.

Link to the group here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/wewantdedicatedMW2/members?p=1

Misleading pictures ftw...

#36 Posted by KHAndAnime (14783 posts) -
Most of these are pirated obviously.
#37 Posted by DarkLink77 (31886 posts) -

I wonder how many of those copies are pirated. Just because they're playing it doesn't mean they bought it.

#38 Posted by phatkav (1357 posts) -

All what this topic taught me is the members who joined the MW2 boycott group like to play L4D2 over MW2. So yeah boycott is a success.

#39 Posted by Mitjastiskovski (327 posts) -

How can you guys say that boycott wasn't a success? Cause a couple of people are playing it online on steam?

Here in the UK MW2 PC version sold 53k while the X360 version sold over 1 million copies. That means that the Xbox version sold almost 19 times more copies than the PC version.

53000 sales for the PC version is a total disaster for one of the biggest games of the year. That's EPIC FAIL

#40 Posted by soiheardyoulike (724 posts) -

This was kinda funny the first time then the other 20 reposts of it made it get progresively worse.

#41 Posted by InsaneBasura (12591 posts) -

Yeah that's the front page of the group which only shows people who are in game. Only about the 1st 2 pages are in game and only about 1/2 of them are even playing MW2. If you scroll through the other 16 pages of players you'll see that only a handful of people actually bought the game.

Link to the group here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/wewantdedicatedMW2/members?p=1

Misleading pictures ftw...

BlackHawk2599
Out of the 56 people currently playing a game, one is playing MW2. If that's consistent across the group, that means 16 out of the 886 people have given in.
#42 Posted by AktionJakson (337 posts) -

HAHAHAHA this is one of the most ironic things I've ever seen

Half the people on that list are playing MW2, so they bought it.

FAIL.

#43 Posted by InsaneBasura (12591 posts) -

How can you guys say that boycott wasn't a success? Cause a couple of people are playing it online on steam?

Here in the UK MW2 PC version sold 53k while the X360 version sold over 1 million copies. That means that the Xbox version sold almost 19 times more copies than the PC version.

53000 sales for the PC version is a total disaster for one of the biggest games of the year. That's EPIC FAIL

Mitjastiskovski
Those numbers mean nothing when we don't have anything relevant to compare them to, or the digital distribution sales.
#44 Posted by Vesica_Prime (7062 posts) -

df

Well done on being the first to post this.

#45 Posted by Brownesque (5660 posts) -

HAHAHAHA this is one of the most ironic things I've ever seen

Half the people on that list are playing MW2, so they bought it.

FAIL.

AktionJakson

Half of the first 50 out of over 850 people are playing MW2? Wow, that's like, almost 3 percent!

#46 Posted by yokofox33 (30363 posts) -

Awesome. I bought the 360 version I will admit, but then I thought better and returned it. I don't want to be a part of that game because I know I'll hate it.

#47 Posted by Mitjastiskovski (327 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mitjastiskovski"]

How can you guys say that boycott wasn't a success? Cause a couple of people are playing it online on steam?

Here in the UK MW2 PC version sold 53k while the X360 version sold over 1 million copies. That means that the Xbox version sold almost 19 times more copies than the PC version.

53000 sales for the PC version is a total disaster for one of the biggest games of the year. That's EPIC FAIL

InsaneBasura

Those numbers mean nothing when we don't have anything relevant to compare them to, or the digital distribution sales.

Hmm what? I am comparing them to the Xbox version, how else can I compare them???

Fact is 53k sales are really bad for the hype the game got. Just look at the console sales, Xbox 1 million sold, PS3 720k sold, PC 53k. Both console version sold nearly 2 million compared to 53k for the PC version. That's just FAIL, no matter which way you look at it.

#48 Posted by Peiner09 (722 posts) -

850 boycotting is like. Nothing.

Especially compared to what they lose to pirates.

#49 Posted by InsaneBasura (12591 posts) -

[QUOTE="InsaneBasura"][QUOTE="Mitjastiskovski"]

How can you guys say that boycott wasn't a success? Cause a couple of people are playing it online on steam?

Here in the UK MW2 PC version sold 53k while the X360 version sold over 1 million copies. That means that the Xbox version sold almost 19 times more copies than the PC version.

53000 sales for the PC version is a total disaster for one of the biggest games of the year. That's EPIC FAIL

Mitjastiskovski

Those numbers mean nothing when we don't have anything relevant to compare them to, or the digital distribution sales.

Hmm what? I am comparing them to the Xbox version, how else can I compare them???

Fact is 53k sales are really bad for the hype the game got. Just look at the console sales, Xbox 1 million sold, PS3 720k sold, PC 53k. Both console version sold nearly 2 million compared to 53k for the PC version. That's just FAIL, no matter which way you look at it.

What if a typical PC release sells 10k copies a month in the UK? What if CoD4 only sold 30k in its first week? What if digital distribution sales adds another 30k?
#50 Posted by Mitjastiskovski (327 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mitjastiskovski"]

[QUOTE="InsaneBasura"] Those numbers mean nothing when we don't have anything relevant to compare them to, or the digital distribution sales.InsaneBasura

Hmm what? I am comparing them to the Xbox version, how else can I compare them???

Fact is 53k sales are really bad for the hype the game got. Just look at the console sales, Xbox 1 million sold, PS3 720k sold, PC 53k. Both console version sold nearly 2 million compared to 53k for the PC version. That's just FAIL, no matter which way you look at it.

What if a typical PC release sells 10k copies a month in the UK? What if CoD4 only sold 30k in its first week? What if digital distribution sales adds another 30k?

Even if a typical PC game sells 10k copies, no PC game gets the hype and the marketting that MW2 did get. The only big came you can compare MW2 is WOW and when new expanction come out for that game, it sells alot more than 53k, thats for sure.