Modern Warfare 3 breaks Xbox Live records

While Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 isn't an Xbox 360 exclusive game, the first person shooter from Activision has its biggest audience for Microsoft's console. Today Activision announced that on the day of Modern Warfare 3's release on November 8 it set a record of having 3.3 million players online at any one time on the console's Xbox Live online service.

In addition, Activision said that over 7 million multiplayer hours were logged in by Modern Warfare 3 players on the Xbox 360 on November 8. That's up from 5.9 million multiplayer hours set by Call of Duty Black Ops in 2010. Finally, Modern Warfare 3 had 3 million unique gamers online on its launch day, compared to just 2.6 million gamers for the launch day of Black Ops.

Activision also announced that Modern Warfare 3 has broken the overall five day entertainment revenue record (that includes movies, books and every other entertainment form). The game generated over $775 million in revenue for that time period, well ahead of Black Ops's $650 million in 2010 and Modern Warfare 2 with $550 million.

While Activision didn't break down the sales numbers by platforms, it's our educated guess that the Xbox 360 got the lion's share of that money. You can bet that makes Microsoft happy since it gets a percentage from every single Xbox 360 game sold.

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Is this game any good. What is it exactly? I'm not much of a gamer. I use my Xbox mostly for streaming my videos from my computer to the TV and Netflix. But every now and then I want to pick up a game for enjoyment.

It's sad really, I later bought a Nintendo Wii just because of Super Mario Wii , Super Mario All-stars and Donkey Kong Country 2 (games that I played back when I was a teenager to early 20's).

I only pickup games I know and just want to know people's impression of this game.

The game is nothing out of the world. It's just that people love CoD way to do things. Even though it's the exact same thing all over again.

In other words you are not missing much.

Jose_49 said,
The game is nothing out of the world. It's just that people love CoD way to do things. Even though it's the exact same thing all over again.

In other words you are not missing much.

So if I pick up Gears of War 3 it's no different. I actually enjoyed that game.

WhatWarning said,

So if I pick up Gears of War 3 it's no different. I actually enjoyed that game.


Erm, no. CoD is nothing like Gears 3.

TCLN Ryster said,

Erm, no. CoD is nothing like Gears 3.

Lol, I really don't know. I have owened my Xbox since day of release (yup no RRoD). I've only owened three games. GoW, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Marvel vs Capcom.

Gears of War 3 has been the best game so far (in rating) overall the year (I believe the highest one, based on user score + critic score in gamespot.com)

I would recommend you to buy Gears of Wars 3 ONLY if you are interested in following a story, getting more out of your bucks, since the campaign is like trice long as that delivered by Call of Duty MW3.

Now, if you would love to play in clans, fight with millions of people then get CoD.

P.S: Gears of War 3 also has a very good multiplayer, but in terms of overall support CoD wins hands down...

wow.. no wonder they pump out these first person shooter games these days.. I miss when they would focus more on strategy games but congratz to them..

I'm pretty sure EA have the record on pumping out the same recycled garbage every year with their sports franchises.

So there are some records that even CoD can't beat.

dotf said,
I'm pretty sure EA have the record on pumping out the same recycled garbage every year with their sports franchises.

So there are some records that even CoD can't beat.


And Activision's Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk Series was what?

Zappa859 said,

And Activision's Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk Series was what?

They're both dead and gone. EA are still going.

dotf said,
I'm pretty sure EA have the record on pumping out the same recycled garbage every year with their sports franchises.

So there are some records that even CoD can't beat.

No pretty sure cod beat them all.

puma1 said,
No pretty sure cod beat them all.

I was playing NHL somethingorother on a sega genesis.
I wasn't playing CoD on genesis.
so no, you are mistaken.

what said,

They're both dead and gone. EA are still going.


Sports games have always been sub par. Difference is, sports fan will play them (including myself with madden) because it is a somewhat hobby to follow and like sports. Its not a fad, its love for the game. CoD fans, they don't love the fps genre, they love CoD. The competition is out there and they talk crap about it because it doesn't say CoD. Real fps fans, have things like original CS installed, CS Source, and still play them, BUT still want the genre to move forward with innovation, graphics, etc. Not a standard of rehashing.

This doesn't have to do with the game (being the next MW) though; I mean just look at the past COD games, the amount of players online on the release day has always been great and breaking records and setting high statistics. With COD Elite and it being "the new cod game on the block", it's obvious there is going to be a lot of interest. I'd say the same exact thing will happen next year when the next COD game comes out.

games always sell more on the 360 compared to ps3... worldwide. I believe the ps3 owners are using it for blueray players and are not hardcore gamers...

benalvino said,
games always sell more on the 360 compared to ps3... worldwide. I believe the ps3 owners are using it for blueray players and are not hardcore gamers...

Or they figured out how to mod the console to play pirate games on the free psn.

benalvino said,
games always sell more on the 360 compared to ps3... worldwide. I believe the ps3 owners are using it for blueray players and are not hardcore gamers...

For games like this maybe... For other games, not really.

I regret buying this game. It's just a bang bang shoot em up type game. Almost no one communicates with each other unless you get a team together. There's little to no team play.

AWilliams87 said,
I regret buying this game. It's just a bang bang shoot em up type game. Almost no one communicates with each other unless you get a team together. There's little to no team play.

That's what basically all games are like online when playing with random players.

I really don't know why you would expect anything else.

AWilliams87 said,
I regret buying this game. It's just a bang bang shoot em up type game. Almost no one communicates with each other unless you get a team together. There's little to no team play.
not to mention ITS THE EXACT SAME AS MW2

It's funny how people tend to criticize before trying something. Most of those that give their negative opinions here about this title have not played even 2 hours of this game. I'm a huge CoD fan and I accept your negative opinions, but I COMPLETELY DISAGREE. Try to play the game frustrated people. For a game that set world records like this, it may have something for you.

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