775 MILLION DOLLARS!

#1 Edited by max3000 (414 posts) -

I thought this was kind of funny, so I thought I'd share:

From the Escapist:

Well, I guess I have to eat my M-16. Last week, I made the bold prediction that MW3 was going to sell well, but that it wouldn't do as well as its predecessors. After five days of sales figures were released by Activision today with MW3 grossing $775 million in just five days

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#2 Posted by SamFo (1640 posts) -
@max3000: I think Bobby Kotick might rent the staples center again!
#3 Posted by Matoya (449 posts) -

omg

#4 Posted by dudeglove (9265 posts) -

Someone get Leigh Alexander on the phone and apologize. She was right all along.

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#5 Posted by SMTDante89 (2730 posts) -

Oh man...

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#6 Posted by sungahymn (1084 posts) -

Hah.

#7 Posted by rmanthorp (4247 posts) -

Haha! Made me chuckle :>

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#8 Posted by Pazy (2682 posts) -

That was a fun day. <>

#9 Posted by jkuc316 (1002 posts) -

That's million bucks.

#10 Posted by Bollard (6388 posts) -

Saw this earlier, but was beaten to the thread. Still this is fucking hilarious! <>

#11 Posted by Master_Funk (747 posts) -

And that was E3.......... <>

#12 Posted by MaFoLu (1871 posts) -

So... Is that like million bucks?

#13 Posted by RE_Player1 (7946 posts) -

That's an illegal amount of money.

#14 Posted by onarum (2528 posts) -

Kotick is messing with us.

#15 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5282 posts) -

Alright then lets keep pumping these things out!

#16 Posted by Mexican_Brownie (216 posts) -

.........

#17 Posted by Vinny_Says (5911 posts) -

almost 7 billion in sales for the franchise overall?....how much goes to pay the employees of all 3 studios and the marketing and the execs in charge? It can't be all of it right? How about they spend that extra scrilla on a new engine or something....I hope they do that for next year (yeah it's coming deal with it).

#18 Posted by Delta_Ass (3805 posts) -

You do realize that that's more then how much it cost to make Avatar, right?

#19 Posted by Blak_Knot (48 posts) -

=O Holy cow! That is a lot of money for one game

#20 Edited by DeanoXD (652 posts) -

@Vinny_Says: sorry but that would cut into profits, my guess there will never be a full on engine change, it runs well, looks good for everyone so why spend the money and maybe induce issues. shit they didn't even pony up the cash for the elite service from the start and they are charging for that. my question would be are they counting elite subscriptions in that 775 million?

#21 Posted by punkxblaze (3002 posts) -

This is the only time I will ever accept it as okay for this joke to come screaming back.

Next they'll be officially deeming Nazi uniforms 'objectively sexy'!

#22 Edited by TooWalrus (13330 posts) -

Naturally, they'll use the entirety of the profits from their biggest game just to throw a giant party for game journalists.

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#23 Posted by EightBitShik (1447 posts) -

Can anyone explain <> to me I don't get it -_-

#24 Posted by artgarcrunkle (988 posts) -

Cool, can't wait for the next handful of CoD games that are practically identical. Thanks a lot consumers.

#25 Edited by SJSchmidt93 (4994 posts) -

amazing.,...

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@EightBitShik said:

Can anyone explain <> to me I don't get it -_-

watch E3 2010 (09?) podcasts

#26 Posted by Village_Guy (2767 posts) -

That is quite a bit of money, some of it mine, but it is over now Activision. I wanted to see the end of MW story line and now that it is over.

You better innovate yourself Call of Duty!

#27 Posted by SSValis (1198 posts) -

@artgarcrunkle said:

Cool, can't wait for the next handful of CoD games that are practically identical. Thanks a lot consumers.

Doesn't all of this stuff make you just want to run out and spend 60$ on some annual COD? I think I might take a 4-5 year break from this franchise and see where they take the franchise.

#28 Posted by X19 (2370 posts) -

No wonder they make one every year.

#29 Posted by Metal_Mills (3390 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
You do realize that that's more then how much it cost to make Avatar, right?
Yet they still won't bother with a new engine. It's why I don't accept "It still looks ok".
#30 Posted by Brendan (8753 posts) -

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#31 Posted by OroJackson (688 posts) -

I think we all can agree that's an illegal amount of money

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#32 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4011 posts) -

Sounds about right.
#33 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

All the good jokes have already been made so..
 
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#34 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

they're $60 short because I didn't buy it.

#35 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12714 posts) -

Something something, Nazi Uniforms, something something, irregardless.

Yeah. All of these jokes have been made. <>

#36 Edited by Brackynews (4243 posts) -
#37 Posted by mracoon (5084 posts) -

I saw this on the BBC News website and had the exact same reaction. Of all the numbers it could be that it made $775 million is too perfect.

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#38 Posted by GlenTennis (3266 posts) -

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#39 Posted by m0nty (166 posts) -

Is the entire Internet reporting on something a drunk woman said 18 months ago? I can't tell if Activision is serious or not.

#40 Posted by NathHaw (2848 posts) -

Friend cut this out and delivered it to me. She said she thought I might be interested. When I saw the number, I realized she had no idea how much.

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#41 Posted by StaticFalconar (4920 posts) -

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#42 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3471 posts) -

And they're not even going to use half that money for their games.

#43 Posted by Winternet (8238 posts) -

Staples Center acquired!

#44 Edited by makari (642 posts) -
#45 Posted by cuxun (62 posts) -

I wonder what will be the game that dethrones Call of Duty

#46 Posted by dietmango (1701 posts) -

Haha this is great news.

#47 Posted by Raineko (446 posts) -

I don't want to live

on this planet

anymore

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