A couple of interesting little tidbits out of the Gamasutra
Stable, it seems that while Call of Duty Black Ops 2 has broken its predecessors sales figures within the initial first to a billion USD $1
billion, its overall launch month sales are down for consoles, when compared to
Modern Warfare 3, released in the same timeframe last year.
Modern Warfare 3 moved 8.8 million copies during its launch month,
while combined figures for platforms for Black Ops 2 only moved 7.4 million
copies; this is below even Black Ops 1 launch month sales figures, at 8 million
copies moved. Reasons for the potential shortfall is cited as being that Modern
Warfare 3 was launched earlier in the month versus this years’ launch date of
13 November, plus no sales figures being available for the Wii-U and the PS
Vita at time of publication.
Of interest is the split in platforms, with Microsoft’s XBOX
360 reigning in at 4.5 million units moved, versus the 2.9 million units on the
In other console sales news, Minecraft for XBOX 360 is
proving to be just as much a winner on the console as it is for the desktop
players, with it topping the charts on XBOX LIVE Arcade as well as being the
third-most played game on the console overall. Current sales figures as released
for the end of Novmber peg the games’ sales at 4.4+ million copies sold.
That’s some serious numbers for a game that looks like it
came from two decades ago as well as being an open-ended sandbox game. On a
console. The PC version still rules the roost with its purported 8.2 million
copies sold to date
Thanks to Gamasutra for the sources, here , here and here