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To date, Black Ops has sold 25 million. They still have a long way to go. Great start though!
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OK people, let's make this simple for some of you...
10 million copies SHIPPED to retailers, who BOUGHT the copies that were SHIPPED to them.
A sale is a sale. Doesn't matter if it's into a retailers shelves or a pair of grubby little gamer paws.
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Originally Posted by serge2k View Post
wonder how many more they could have sold if they put it on steam?
You don't "ship" a digitial download, so this was only physical copies. So it is almost all console copies...a small percentage might be PC, but I am sure most PC players would have done a digital download. So Steam sales would not have affected this number at all.

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OK people, let's make this simple for some of you...
10 million copies SHIPPED to retailers, who BOUGHT the copies that were SHIPPED to them.
A sale is a sale. Doesn't matter if it's into a retailers shelves or a pair of grubby little gamer paws.
I believe this to be true...in anything else if a retailer or store buys stock they have to pay the producer/provider for it. The ratailers are taking the gamble that 10 million copies will sell, though I personally think that is a safe bet.

Though some companies will have rather intricate supply chain systems setup so that they keep nearly nothing in stock and it pretty much goes from the truck to the shelf...but anything that is loaded on the truck as been paid for. If it wasn't it would be consignment and not retail.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/28/11 at 6:20am
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They count as sells because the retailers paid for the copies who then sell those to the public. I wonder how many digital copies were sold, and what the total would be once you include those.
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post #65 of 72
Does this include the ~1.5 million preorders? I think that's how much there was.

What about digital sales? Shipped is different to sold in many respects.

Would it be more like 13 million?
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Looks like DICE's steep marketing budget paid off... well done.

Oh.... it's a good game too.
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Gz DICE!
 
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Originally Posted by Pillz Here View Post
I don't really know what to think

1. That article starts out with "Rumor"
2. I heard after that article was posted another "Rumor" that it would never be on steam.

I don't mind if it goes to steam, either way you still have to use Origin (which i have no problems with btw, other than my pos internet connection)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pillz Here View Post
Just to shatter your hopes because I do not think you saw it.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/10/07/ea...ing-to-report/

The whole thing was a rumor.

Its not coming to steam face it, also putting it on steam does not make it a better game, it just means you will be running two drms instead of 1. If you want bf3 you should just get it now instead of holding out for a steam release which will never come.
Edited by sausageson - 10/28/11 at 10:03am
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Can't imagine what will happen if they eventually get on Steam. I'm pretty sure it will definitely pick up quite a few more million. Steam is going to want a piece of the pie, they'll find a way.
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