#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 (1637 posts) -
@max3000: I think Bobby Kotick might rent the staples center again!
#3 Posted by Matoya (416 posts) -


#4 Posted by dudeglove (8725 posts) -

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

[Oh and <>]

#5 Posted by SMTDante89 (2612 posts) -

Oh man...


#6 Posted by sungahymn (1041 posts) -


#7 Posted by rmanthorp (4186 posts) -

Haha! Made me chuckle :>

#8 Posted by Pazy (2682 posts) -

That was a fun day. <>

#9 Posted by jkuc316 (981 posts) -

That's million bucks.

#10 Posted by Bollard (6043 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by Master_Funk (746 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

So... Is that like million bucks?

#13 Posted by RE_Player1 (7536 posts) -

That's an illegal amount of money.

#14 Posted by onarum (2443 posts) -

Kotick is messing with us.

#15 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5307 posts) -

Alright then lets keep pumping these things out!

#16 Posted by Mexican_Brownie (206 posts) -


#17 Posted by Vinny_Says (5729 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 (3292 posts) -

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

#19 Posted by Blak_Knot (44 posts) -

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

#20 Edited by DeanoXD (636 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 (2988 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 (13291 posts) -

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


#23 Posted by EightBitShik (1447 posts) -

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

#24 Posted by artgarcrunkle (970 posts) -

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

#25 Edited by SJSchmidt93 (4904 posts) -



@EightBitShik said:

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

watch E3 2010 (09?) podcasts

#26 Posted by Village_Guy (2709 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 (1136 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 (2305 posts) -

No wonder they make one every year.

#29 Posted by Metal_Mills (3372 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 (8420 posts) -


#31 Posted by OroJackson (688 posts) -

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


#32 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3948 posts) -

Sounds about right.
#33 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

All the good jokes have already been made so..

#34 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

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

#35 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12486 posts) -

Something something, Nazi Uniforms, something something, irregardless.

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

#36 Edited by Brackynews (4214 posts) -
#37 Posted by mracoon (5083 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.

#38 Posted by GlenTennis (3147 posts) -


#39 Posted by m0nty (165 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.


#41 Posted by StaticFalconar (4920 posts) -


#42 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3442 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by Winternet (8225 posts) -

Staples Center acquired!

#44 Edited by makari (641 posts) -
#45 Posted by cuxun (58 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 (431 posts) -

I don't want to live

on this planet


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