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CoD4 claims 2007's worldwide game sales crown [update]

Update: Upon further analysis, we aren't sure what the heck Activision is smoking. Not only did they already claim GHIII to be "the best-selling video game of all time in a single calendar year", but there's also a little game called Halo 3 that sold over 8.1 million copies. Hmm, something stinks over at camp Acti.

Earlier this morning, Activision stood high atop their gold pedestal and gloated to the media masses (via the use of a handy press release) that its money making, cash cow Call of Duty 4 was the most purchased video game in 2007. According to Acti and all the sales numbers, CoD4 has sold in excess of seven million copies across all platforms worldwide since its November release. And we believe it. Infinity Ward definitely hit a home run with CoD4 and should be living the good life with all the positive CoD4 news making the media rounds. If we were them, we'd hold out our hands and demand a raise or, at the very least, an in-studio roller coaster.

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1-25-2008 @ 2:05PM

L4MB said...

but now you've informed the average consumer. when i say average consumer, i mean news hungry 360 fanboys. i guess it's not really the same thing...but i am also confused about the 8.1 mil being less than 7. i went to grade 1. i know my numbers, and this does not compute.

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1-25-2008 @ 2:22PM

drdre74 said...

damn thats about $419,930,000 they made in like 3 or 4 months time. Damn!!! 7 million at about 59.00 a pop

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1-25-2008 @ 2:25PM

jake said...

i thought halo3 sold 8.1? guess its just joystiq being biased like always

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1-25-2008 @ 2:39PM

TORO said...


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1-25-2008 @ 2:54PM

Oorang said...

Played more COD4 than Halo3...much faster and a tighter package.
Only downer is it makes most other games seem like a pointless excercise.

Deserves all the accolades it has got.

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Larry *not allowed to say cheevo*26

I'm releasing a statement that claims that my game "paper football" hit #1 in 2007, for sales of paper related games.

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1-25-2008 @ 3:27PM

F0EHammer said...

Now if you make another release saying your Paper Airplane is #1 in 2007 for sales of paper related games, I'm going to be slightly suspicious.

Actually I'm pretty sure Paper Mario has you beat.

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1-25-2008 @ 9:21PM

lharmon said...

It's obvious that I meant actual paper and not digital paper. My paper airplane IS the #1 paper game for 2007, it TOTALLY outsold Halo3 and COD4. *cough* in the paper gaming market*cough*

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1-25-2008 @ 3:57PM

mark.j.smith said...

I thought the overall SP of CoD3 was good. I think the issue with MP was the use of Demonware for the party system. But, that's my opinion, and they are like a certain orifice - everybody has one.

But...congrats to IW. CoD4 is a great game, addicting as hell.

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Edog Lost30

1-25-2008 @ 5:39PM

Edog Lost said...

Don't hate Dustin, Don't hate.

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1-25-2008 @ 9:47PM

Josh said...

Thats strange, why are they saying that it sold the most in 2007 when they said it sold 7 mil but H3 sold 8.1 mil?

These are the things that make you go hmmm...

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1-26-2008 @ 9:08AM

nixy said...

Thank god I wasn't the only one who smelled what Activision was cooking, I was ranting about this to everyone I know yesterday. Huzzah for the update.

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1-26-2008 @ 10:18AM

zerodis2001 said...

you all so got to look that Halo 3 was out at least 3 months befor CoD4 and I thank if coD4 was out around the Same time or Befor it it would Sold 8 Mil + so Halo is a Big Terd and CoD 4 Rulz them all Muhahaha

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1-26-2008 @ 2:43PM

LiquidPlague said...

@ zerodis2001: If CoD4 was released simultaneously with Halo 3, the Halo hype would have buried it to a degree, so initial sales might not have been as high.

And if it did sell 8 million like Halo did, Halo's sales would still be more impressive because Halo 3 did it on just one console, CoD4 did it on several consoles.

/Fan of both games

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1-26-2008 @ 2:53PM

Boff said...

To the comments about IW and Treyarch:

Do you think IW may get the green light for all future COD games seeing how 4 has been so succesful?

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