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(AsiaOne Digital)   While all the industry trade papers are talking about the $141.3 million the latest Twilight movie made on its opening weekend, nobody's mentioning that the New Call of Duty game made $612 million in the first 24 hours of its release   (digitalone.com.sg) divider line 72
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2012-11-19 07:07:35 AM  
So an industry sequel made a big pile of cash. So what? What did Windows 8 make on its release day?
 
2012-11-19 07:47:43 AM  
Isn't that pretty much the balance COD will make? Sure, more sales are coming with Consumermas this year, but isn't the first day the majority of what it will rake-in?
 
2012-11-19 07:48:53 AM  
I did. Then again, no one was listening - they were all playing...
 
2012-11-19 07:57:34 AM  
Video games are bigger than movies, and cost more, duh. Unless you buy a Coke at the movies, Then the $60 game is cheaper.
 
2012-11-19 07:59:12 AM  
Well, most of us were playing. Unless you have a GeForce 500 series card. Then you were crashing non-stop unless you manually underclock your core clock.
 
2012-11-19 07:59:48 AM  
Call of Duty sells for 60 dollars a copy. It costs around ten bucks a head to see a movie (on a good day).

141 mil. v. 612 mil., give or take, would equate to around the same amount of people who saw the movie versus having bought the game.

So, not all that impressive in comparison, really. Neat by itself though.
 
2012-11-19 08:00:56 AM  
Yet another gray/brown shooter, the umpteenth sequel in its series, comes out and makes a bajillion dollars.

And people accuse Nintendo of rehashing old games and milking their franchises.
 
2012-11-19 08:01:12 AM  
In before the uninformed "games are too expensive see how much money they are making"-crowd.
 
2012-11-19 08:05:01 AM  

TheLurkerBelow: 141 mil. v. 612 mil., give or take, would equate to around the same amount of people who saw the movie versus having bought the game.


Girls going to see the movie while their boyfriends stay home to play?
 
2012-11-19 08:05:57 AM  

OregonVet: Isn't that pretty much the balance COD will make? Sure, more sales are coming with Consumermas this year, but isn't the first day the majority of what it will rake-in?


Generally it's the first three months, not the first day.
 
2012-11-19 08:12:22 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Yet another gray/brown shooter, the umpteenth sequel in its series, comes out and makes a bajillion dollars.

And people accuse Nintendo of rehashing old games and milking their franchises.


Both can't be true?
 
2012-11-19 08:15:16 AM  

RatMaster999: Girls going to see the movie while their boyfriends stay home to play?


We're not talking about demographics that regularly get laid.
 
2012-11-19 08:19:21 AM  

gopher321: So an industry sequel made a big pile of cash. So what? What did Windows 8 make on its release day?


Tree fity
 
2012-11-19 08:19:28 AM  

dragonchild: RatMaster999: Girls going to see the movie while their boyfriends stay home to play?

We're not talking about demographics that regularly get laid.


Wait, are you talking about COD fans or Twilight fans?
 
2012-11-19 08:25:39 AM  
Are we talking world wide distribution compared to national release?
 
2012-11-19 08:28:41 AM  
The movie is roughly 1/6 the cost of the game (Figure 10 bucks average for a movie) If the game were priced like the movie it would make 102 million, so that is pretty impressive for twilight.
 
2012-11-19 08:29:56 AM  

omnimancer28: Well, most of us were playing. Unless you have a GeForce 500 series card. Then you were crashing non-stop unless you manually underclock your core clock.


That makes a lot of damned sense.

/550 ti
 
2012-11-19 08:30:23 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Yet another gray/brown shooter, the umpteenth sequel in its series, comes out and makes a bajillion dollars.

And people accuse Nintendo of rehashing old games and milking their franchises.


Came for basically this, though I've been out of the fps world for a long time and can't say with 100% certainty that each of these sequels isn't fresh and new.
 
2012-11-19 08:32:49 AM  

blinkdmb: The movie is roughly 1/6 the cost of the game (Figure 10 bucks average for a movie) If the game were priced like the movie it would make 102 million, so that is pretty impressive for twilight.


Irrelevant. People buy both products based on the price. Profit is maximized with that in mind.
 
2012-11-19 08:43:48 AM  
Perhaps nobody's mentioning it because the $612 million is in Singapore dollars?
 
2012-11-19 09:02:17 AM  
They're both doing well because they're both designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator. They're both made by morally and ethically corrupt people and designed to appeal to the inferiority/superiority complex aspie crowd.

EA and Stephanie Meyer both need to spontaneously combust.
 
2012-11-19 09:05:26 AM  
Still on the fence about picking up this version. Everyone is telling me it's better than expected. COD is a lot of fun and people apparently judge me for how I put down a whole $60. I've had bigger bar tabs for just myself.
 
2012-11-19 09:13:25 AM  
Break it down by the hour.....could anyone actually watch 400 hours of Twilight?

60$ gets you a whole lot more replayability.........
 
2012-11-19 09:13:39 AM  
If I do the math right... The game costs $60. So that means roughly 10 million people bought that game. Now doing the math on the movie, tickets (at least where I live) are $11. That means roughly 10 million people saw the movie. So about the same amount of people invested into each medium.

Now seeing that CoD was just one day. You can not have the same treatment like a movie. A movie only has a set number of people / runs that can see it in a given time. A movie can sell out faster then a game.

But it is interesting that the gaming economy is still kicking ass.
 
2012-11-19 09:19:03 AM  

yves0010: But it is interesting that the gaming economy is still kicking ass.


I have a hunch that the gaming industry is supported by mommys credit card info being saved on xbox live or steam....and mommy probably doesn;t even look at the bill, she just sends in the 40$ minimum payment and carries the balance month to month.

Thats my theory on WoW subscriptions too.....mommy doesn't notice she is still paying the monthly sub even after the son grew up, graduated, enlisted and died to an IED in Afghanistan or Iraq.
 
2012-11-19 09:27:50 AM  

Giltric: yves0010: But it is interesting that the gaming economy is still kicking ass.

I have a hunch that the gaming industry is supported by mommys credit card info being saved on xbox live or steam....and mommy probably doesn;t even look at the bill, she just sends in the 40$ minimum payment and carries the balance month to month.

Thats my theory on WoW subscriptions too.....mommy doesn't notice she is still paying the monthly sub even after the son grew up, graduated, enlisted and died to an IED in Afghanistan or Iraq.


Being someone who has their data saved on Steam, Live and the PSN, as well as a former Aeon and WoW player, I can tell you that is not the full truth. But when it does come to CoD, I figure that most of it is little kids. Hell, I was told I was too old to play Borderlands 2 and I'm only 25 by a kid who was most likely 13. Kicked his ass out of my game quickly.
 
2012-11-19 09:54:06 AM  
neither get laid...

/one of them...
 
2012-11-19 10:08:38 AM  

yves0010: Hell, I was told I was too old to play Borderlands 2 and I'm only 25 by a kid who was most likely 13


I was close to your age when Pacman first came out....and someone told me I was too old to play it.


/1.06 k/d in cod
//still raid eq2
/close to collecting Social Security
 
2012-11-19 10:16:50 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: gopher321: So an industry sequel made a big pile of cash. So what? What did Windows 8 make on its release day?

Tree fity


You damn lock ness monster!
 
2012-11-19 10:22:11 AM  

Giltric: yves0010: Hell, I was told I was too old to play Borderlands 2 and I'm only 25 by a kid who was most likely 13

I was close to your age when Pacman first came out....and someone told me I was too old to play it.


/1.06 k/d in cod
//still raid eq2
/close to collecting Social Security


When I played WoW, My guild leaders were a married couple as old as my parents. Hell, I was the youngest officer in that guild. Everyone else was 40 up. The oldest was I think in his mid 60s. We always goofed about age, usually me being called a youngin by the older members.

Those were the fun days. Haven't played WoW in years. Got a girlfriend.. Did not have the time after that.
 
2012-11-19 10:34:27 AM  

yves0010: Giltric: yves0010: Hell, I was told I was too old to play Borderlands 2 and I'm only 25 by a kid who was most likely 13

I was close to your age when Pacman first came out....and someone told me I was too old to play it.


/1.06 k/d in cod
//still raid eq2
/close to collecting Social Security

When I played WoW, My guild leaders were a married couple as old as my parents. Hell, I was the youngest officer in that guild. Everyone else was 40 up. The oldest was I think in his mid 60s. We always goofed about age, usually me being called a youngin by the older members.

Those were the fun days. Haven't played WoW in years. Got a girlfriend.. Did not have the time after that.


i don't get the little kid stereotype or at least it doesn't effect me on PSN. Most the people I come across are my age (mid or lower 20s) and a lot more are in their 30s. Even when I do run into the occasional high pitched youngin, they are at least excited about playing the game and are focused on winning. Not crying to their mom for chocky milk.
 
2012-11-19 10:43:40 AM  

yves0010: Now seeing that CoD was just one day. You can not have the same treatment like a movie. A movie only has a set number of people / runs that can see it in a given time. A movie can sell out faster then a game.


By the same token, people will be going back to see Twilight and the run will last a short while. Both might have a surge of extra sales at Christmas (more so COD I expect), but will tail off after. I'd like to see the numbers a bit further down the line, but COD still looks like it will make more money.

Hmm. Can't find much on COD BO 2, but COD BO was estimated to cost between 18-28 million dollars to make. T:BD2 cost about 120 million. However, the COD figure appears to be worldwide and the T:BD figure US only. Worldwide Twilight took about 340 million over the first weekend.
 
2012-11-19 10:45:38 AM  
Online FPS is dead to me, as I don't want to have to practice playing a game just to be able to enjoy it, and those 2-4 hour single player campaigns (which are entertaining, cinematic, and usually reasonably well written) just aren't worth the $60.

You can be bad at a game and like it. It's hard to like dying every 5 seconds to enemies you can't even see.
 
2012-11-19 10:48:43 AM  
Has anyone played it? I heard it was awful..
 
2012-11-19 10:52:40 AM  

thecpt: yves0010: Giltric: yves0010:
...

i don't get the little kid stereotype or at least it doesn't effect me on PSN. Most the people I come across are my age (mid or lower 20s) and a lot more are in their 30s. Even when I do run into the occasional high pitched youngin, they are at least excited about playing the game and are focused on winning. Not crying to their mom for chocky milk.


On the PSN, I do not get the little kids either. Playing games like MAG or BF3 and getting kills or being killed rarely has someone bad mouthing you. Only on my 360 do I run into the little kids and their want to be trash talking. PC is the same. I get the same young as old ratio but they have better attitudes.
 
2012-11-19 10:55:58 AM  
Why the hell would film industry trade papers talk about a video game? I'm sure gaming magazines haven't said a word about Twilight.
 
2012-11-19 10:56:51 AM  

haterade: Has anyone played it? I heard it was awful..


I haven't but I can tell you its the same damn game as the last 5 COD's, its why I stopped playing after Modern Warfare, which was the last good version of the COD games.
 
2012-11-19 11:17:02 AM  
Military shooter. The problem with American video game entertainment.

The majority of those games were bought for children.
 
2012-11-19 11:19:26 AM  
I stopped playing MMORPGs when they became MMOs

They are massively multiplayer and online but they aren`t role playing and they have stopped being games and are grindfests to get to top level to raid to get raid kit to be able to raid.
 
2012-11-19 11:20:17 AM  

Warlordtrooper: haterade: Has anyone played it? I heard it was awful..

I haven't but I can tell you its the same damn game as the last 5 COD's, its why I stopped playing after Modern Warfare, which was the last good version of the COD games.


Was MW the last actual Infinity Ward CoD game to be put out?

Maybe it was MW2 but then Activision got rid of IW personnel and kept the brand name with other developers making the game.

Treyarch has made the worst CoD games yet....they are all console ports with craptacular graphics. I tried playing the first black ops but it was closer to looking like bf1942 than it was CoDlike.
 
2012-11-19 11:25:45 AM  

Giltric: Warlordtrooper: haterade: Has anyone played it? I heard it was awful..

I haven't but I can tell you its the same damn game as the last 5 COD's, its why I stopped playing after Modern Warfare, which was the last good version of the COD games.

Was MW the last actual Infinity Ward CoD game to be put out?

Maybe it was MW2 but then Activision got rid of IW personnel and kept the brand name with other developers making the game.

Treyarch has made the worst CoD games yet....they are all console ports with craptacular graphics. I tried playing the first black ops but it was closer to looking like bf1942 than it was CoDlike.


It was MW2 and Treyarch had a different engine for BO (I think it was the same engine used for world at war). I haven't played this one yet but it looks like they actually use the MW engine, so rather than having a tacked on cod in name only this one is an actual installment.
 
2012-11-19 11:50:33 AM  
I'll play it in about 2 years when I get the Game of the Year bundle used for $9.

/Old fart gamer
//Neurotically cheap old fart gamer.
 
2012-11-19 11:51:43 AM  
midnightlogic.files.wordpress.com
Not that kind of "doody"!
 
2012-11-19 12:41:40 PM  

TheLurkerBelow: Call of Duty sells for 60 dollars a copy. It costs around ten bucks a head to see a movie (on a good day).

141 mil. v. 612 mil., give or take, would equate to around the same amount of people who saw the movie versus having bought the game.

So, not all that impressive in comparison, really. Neat by itself though.


X people spending $10 on something is less impressive than X people spending $X*6 on something, because the latter is a bigger price barrier.
 
2012-11-19 12:43:58 PM  

Giltric: yves0010: Hell, I was told I was too old to play Borderlands 2 and I'm only 25 by a kid who was most likely 13

I was close to your age when Pacman first came out....and someone told me I was too old to play it.


/1.06 k/d in cod
//still raid eq2
/close to collecting Social Security


This is awesome.
 
2012-11-19 12:45:46 PM  

PapaChester: Military shooter. The problem with American video game entertainment.

The majority of those games were bought for children.


The other major military shooter is developed in Europe. Just sayin'.

Also, blame the parents. I for one wish they'd find a way to ban the under 17 (or so) crowd from these games online. Even so, most of these kids are at least teens, and I just don't think it's so much worse than all the R-rated films we got away with watching back in the day.
 
2012-11-19 12:48:02 PM  

Doc Daneeka: Yet another gray/brown shooter, the umpteenth sequel in its series, comes out and makes a bajillion dollars.

And people accuse Nintendo of rehashing old games and milking their franchises.


The problem is Nintendo seemingly never comes out with anything BUT those. Franchises are OK. Not have alternatives is the problem that Nintendo epitomizes.
 
2012-11-19 12:48:22 PM  

dready zim: I stopped playing MMORPGs when they became MMOs

They are massively multiplayer and online but they aren`t role playing and they have stopped being games and are grindfests to get to top level to raid to get raid kit to be able to raid.


There are someput out. Skyrim, Oblivion, Morrowind, Dragon Dogma, Fable, Star Ocean, Fall Out, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and others. You just have to look and buy them on PC for mods
 
2012-11-19 12:50:02 PM  

TheLurkerBelow:
141 mil. v. 612 mil., give or take, would equate to around the same amount of people who saw the movie versus having bought the game.



Because no one eats 5 dollar candy bars at the movies. No one.
 
2012-11-19 01:00:15 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: dragonchild: RatMaster999: Girls going to see the movie while their boyfriends stay home to play?

We're not talking about demographics that regularly get laid.

Wait, are you talking about COD fans or Twilight fans?


Male Twilight fans get laid frequently. Usually by other dudes.
 
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