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Yeah, sold to vendors, not consumers... If they would've sold 6.5 million games to consumers, the CoD:MW3 servers would be a veeery busy place...
    
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They have to sell 6.5 million copies just to recover the costs of their marketing machine tongue.gif
I won't comment on the quality of the game, as I haven't played it, but I don't intend to anytime soon considering that I'm already swimming in games. I'll grab it in a few months when it's on sale for $15-20. Also, I'd be more excited about CoD if it went back to WWII. Much more interesting time period than today's random terrorist plots that usually involve some combination of Iran and Russia.

Don't count on it, Bops still sells on steam for $60. I'm going to eventually buy it but not before it drops to under $30
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So I guess they threw the ESRB ratings out the window?
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If their parents buy it for them, what can you do? :/

It's not like they're going to go out and get a M16 and start lighting it up in the classroom thumb.gif. If an activision employee is looking at that pic they're seeing it as "Rated M for Money"
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Both games suck. Soldier Front is king.

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On a serious note, I LOVE Call of Duty and would totally buy MW3 if I did not own Black Ops... or MW2... or CoD4... It is all just recycled stuff and I don't want to pay for it just because everyone is moving from whatever CoD they are playing to MW3.

I bought BF3 (which is considerably cheaper in retail compared to MW3 in where I live) and I have absolutely no regrets.
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We're a few days away from the 6th anniversary of the launch of 360, to imply that a bundle would affect sales in any substantial way is ludicrous.
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I don't get why everyone is on BF3 and EA's jock. I have no loyalty to either franchise but I've found MW3 more entertaining than BF3. It feels more realistic and less movie-like (despite all the cutscenes) to me. Its more engaging and also I like the weapons better.
But am I going to go around trash talking BF3 because I prefer another game to it?? No. Because that's pointless. If you like it so much go play it and stop crapping in every thread with off topic posts.


your idea of realistic is a bit off, COD = Unreal tournament gameplay but with conventional weapons. I bought both BF3 and MW3 because i really liked BF and MW2 but sofar i have played BF3 18ish hours and MW3 1or so. I already regretted buying mw3 after 30minutes of playing. It's a map pack of mw2 which costs the same as BF3. The only thing MW3 is good for is when you want to have a quick intense 15-30minute frag session.
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Look at it from this standpoint.

Call of Duty is INSANELY addictive to it's target audience. Battlefield 3 getting that many sales, even if it was in a week, is impressive considering it's influence is a bit smaller. Consoles have a larger market, and face it, more console players would buy COD over BF (I'm not 100% sure, but it should be obvious).

On another note... BF3 brought many changes from BF2. MW3 brought little. That's why I like DICE. The game is absolutely stocked to the eyeballs with gadgets, graphics and gameplay. 64-player servers, tanks, jets, etc. It is more of a team-oriented game, which is why MW3 limits player and map sizes; it's a CQC type of game.
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when was the last time blizzard came up with anything original? they make obscene money off of selling the same crap, slightly updated, over and over again.
hell they came out with SC2 100 years after the first one and then broke it up into 3 parts and are selling each at full price.
diablo III innovation? find a way to get money from customers without charging a subscription.
the games you list in your profile: ME3, TR, and Hitman. where is the groundbreaking improvements to those? they're all the same formula, and they all sell which is why they keep the same formula.
and to say that parents are buying there kid a game when underaged as a negative to MW3 but not BF3? i guarantee you if you remove under 18 sales both games drop numbers just as quickly. but as the guy who responded to you said, how you parent is up to you. i'm sure you never played a game rated above your age category right? thumb.gif
and in case you haven't noticed, the vast majority of people flaming this game have no intention of buying it. they have preconceived notions about the franchise and they have been using the same argument since before the game came out.
it's a popular thing for a PC gamer to hate, just like BF3 is a popular thing to like. it's like a group of hipsters, and then you cry and whine when games are developed for consoles.

I don't play Blizzard games so I wouldn't really know anything about it.

I never claimed the games in my sig to be original, but the developers SEEM to innovate more than the Call of Duty ones (generally speaking). I don't see anything markedly different in this game. But you can see noticeable changes in the games in my sig. Whether they're good or bad, will be up for debate when they're out.

I've played plenty of games that I wasn't supposed to. However, my parents did not purchase them for me. Only once did that get past, and that was Here Comes the Pain for the PS2. I had to purchase games above my age category on my own or borrow them from older cousins. For about a year or two, I obtained them via...other methods.

Maybe it's just this thread, but the people I've met around in real life, are bashing the game, but are still getting it.

I'm not hating it because it's geared for consoles. I'm all for exclusivity in fact, it usually allows more resources for that game to be better. I can't afford a console, let alone the exorbitantly priced console games here in Mozambique. I'm quite thankful when I title does make it to PC.
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i actually find this game to be amazing, im level 75 in 3 days which proves how much i love it

the only stupid issue with this game is the matchmaking, if this game had dedicated servers, pwoa near 10/10 for me
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Don't count on it, Bops still sells on steam for $60. I'm going to eventually buy it but not before it drops to under $30

I got MW2 for $40 within a week of its release. You just have to know where to look, as there is a world of opportunities beyond Steam available to savvy buyers.
    
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I got MW2 for $40 within a week of its release. You just have to know where to look, as there is a world of opportunities beyond Steam available to savvy buyers.

Ughhh I needa know where you looked! I'm not gonna buy MW3 unless i can get it for a lower price.
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