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Infinity Ward Posts COD4 Achievement Stats

I don't know if you know this, but this Call of Duty 4 game? Pretty popular.

Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling, Infinity Ward's liaison to the wonderful world of the gaming community, posted up some pretty wild stats for Call of Duty 4 on his blog. Take a look at this stuff...

As of Jan. 3rd we hit 10,006,606 unique users who have ever played Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on Xbox 360 and have connected to Xbox Live at least once after playing.

That number got us curious as to how many of those 10 Million+users finished the F.N.G. mission, or beat Airplane on Veteran (among other things). Well, it turns out:

71.1%, or 7,111,508 people have completed F.N.G.

That’s more than the entire population of Hong Kong (which is 7 Million).

68.8%, or 6,886,509 people have completed Cargo Ship.

This is the same number of adults in the US who were morbidly obese in 2005.

46.5%, or 5,654,643 people have beaten the game on any difficulty.

This is more than the current population of Finland!

2.8%, or 283,632 people have completed Airplane on Veteran difficulty.

The population of Stockton, CA is 280,000.

So if you’ve beat Airplane on Veteran difficulty, then congratulations. You’re in a very elite club. Considering less than 3% of players have been able to do it.

Now keep in mind, these are only players on Xbox 360 (who have also connected to Xbox Live at least once). So there are more than this playing Call of Duty 4, we just can’t track them. For PS3, we pulled MP-numbers only, and it looks like theres approximately 4,381,276 unique users playing PSN (not including SP-only players).

Here are some men with guns, so you understand what I'm truly talking about.
Here are some men with guns, so you understand what I'm truly talking about.
Not listed: the percentage of bolt action rifle shots that hit center mass.

Those are some really extreme numbers. 10 million on one platform is no joke. Of course, that doesn't directly translate into sales, as some of those users must have rented the game or picked it up used. And there are plenty of users who aren't connected to Xbox Live at all, so they can't be counted.

What's interesting to me is that 71.1 percent completed the "F.N.G." level in the game. That's the very first thing you do in the single-player campaign. That means close to 30 percent (MATH!!!!) of the people they're able to survey never even touched the single-player side of things.

It'd be interested to see an apples-to-apples comparison between 360 and PlayStation 3 on these numbers, but since COD4 is a pre-trophy game, they're only really able to get multiplayer stats. 4.3 million unique multiplayer users on the PS3 ain't no joke, man.

I wish more developers would release these kinds of stats. I'm totally fascinated by stuff like this.
Jeff Gerstmann on Google+