In Activision’s Quarterly Earnings call, Activision CEO stated that since the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 reveal in April, player engagement in Black Ops 2 has grown incredibly.

In fact, there are over 11 million users playing monthly, an incredible number of players for a title that is only available on last-gen platforms. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was Treyarch’s last release, released back in 2012. Activision previously confirmed that the Call of Duty: Black Ops series is the most played series in Call of Duty franchise. 

With this momentum, Activision also stated that Black Ops III preorders are ‘significantly’ higher compared to Advanced Warfare last year at this time. 

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  • One more reason why they SHOULD allow Xbox One Users to play through Backwards Compatibility

    • The Flash

      agreed, there only saying no as it wouldnt make them money where as a remaster would

      • justchill1234

        its not that, if older cods are remastered, then hardly anyone will buy the new ones since the other cods are fun enough

        • The Flash

          thats what has been speculated though after the failure of ghosts, IW might come out with a remastered MW1-3 collection next year, with possible WaW and BO remasters coming from 3arc aswell at some other point.

          • Prostidude

            Yeah, it will be very interesting what Infinity Ward does for 2016. If they do terrible in sales and overall fanbase, i would not be surprised at all if Activision just completely takes them out of the 3 year rotation and throw in another company.

    • VVFZ

      They probably won’t allow it anytime soon because it might take away from Bo3 sales. It’ll probably be backwards compatible in mid 2016.

      • Prostidude

        For sure. The whole Call of Duty fanbase will be outraged. They will have to add it to the backwards compatibility list soon.

  • VVFZ

    If this doesn’t show how fucking garbage the last two games have been I don’t know what does.

    • Ryumoau

      Thanks for taking more cheap easy shots at AW. You’re so fresh and original with your comments. :/

      • VVFZ

        I wasn’t taking cheap shots..? It’s fact. When Bo2 player engagement rises (last gen only + 3 years old game) you know something is wrong with the games made after it.

        • Ryumoau

          people like you do NOTHING but go to every AW article and bash the game. If you don’t like it thats fine, but theres no reason to waste everyones time making the same predictable troll comments.

          • VVFZ

            K even though I haven’t commented more than 5 times in the last 3 months. It’s not bashing AW it’s just statistics. It also shows how bad Ghosts was. Stop defending AW like Condrey is your father lmao

          • CoDforever

            how does this show how bad ghosts is? If anything it just shows how amazing bo2 is.

          • Then it’s a mix of both.

          • ScOott

            The truth hurt or something ? The past two cods have been below par, and this kind of proves it.. Where here for bo3 news, and to talk about cod.. We don’t have to bum fuck a.w to be here ..

          • Ryumoau

            Sc0ott the usual troll. None of your comments mean anything to me since you’ve done nothing but bitch and complain in every article. You are one of the laziest trolls i’ve seen on here. I have no respect for people like you at all.

          • ScOott

            How am I troll lol ? I love cod why else would I be here ? I have a different opinion on a.w to you so I’m a troll? I think Treyarch are the best team so I’m a troll ? .. Your so but hurt man, stick to your generic comments they suit you better rather than being a little biatch..

          • Ryumoau

            yawn….. please stop boring me to death with your predictable comments.

          • ScOott

            Clearly your in the wrong with such a terrible come back..

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Good Job….. Dad?

          • ScOott

            Yes, sorry i left you son, maybe if I stuck around your name might of been GodOfLove instead of DemonOfHate..

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Mom made me to who I am. Today. Now since we reunited, we must take down all the negativity in the website. By the way mommy dead. I had to do what i had to do. #DemonLove

          • Kyle Soule

            Is that you, brother?

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Honestly I don’t know. I think he/she might be my daddy.

          • Kyle Soule

            Oh ok I just kind of figured we were brothers since we shared the same last name.

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Wait Jr. is that really you?? By the Elder Gods yes. I’m sorry what I did to mommy. But it had to happen.

          • Kyle Soule

            Yes it is…! It was only for her own good 🙁

          • ScOott

            The plot thickens 😮

          • Xx_COLSEY_xX

            Wait I thought he only had one brother? And that was me, but you’re saying you’re his brother. DOES THAT MAKE ME ADOPTED!?!?

          • Kyle Soule

            I think so.

          • Xx_COLSEY_xX

            Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

          • ScOott

            Il be right with you son, soon as black ops 3 is out, for now I have to leave you, again… Sorry 4give me..

          • Kyle Soule

            Wait a second, if im his brother and if your is dad doesnt that make you my dad?

          • ScOott

            I was hoping this day never came, sorry you had to find out like this.. At least we are close again thanks to c.i .. <3

          • Kyle Soule

            Yes thanks to C.I. but… now you said you are… leaving until bo3. 🙁

          • ScOott

            You miss understood me, my other son said he wanted me to help him take down all the negativity, I ment I couldn’t help him till bo3 is out.. As I am part of the negativity :-/

          • Kyle Soule

            Unfortunately I am to. So this means you are staying?

          • Guest

            god damn you look stupid right now

          • Xerolh

            How the hell is he trolling? Most of what he says is completely accurate. You can’t scream troll everytime you don’t agree with somebody.

          • Holy shit, Scott? Out of everyone is a troll? You’re starting to look like a kid because you just keep screaming troll to everyone.

            He has been around before me, he’s defintley not a troll.

          • ScOott

            P.s this isn’t an advanced warfare article, check again..

          • Ryumoau

            you are so lazy…..

          • ScOott

            You are so stupid …. If you can’t handle other people’s opinions gtfo .. I didn’t cry when someone said sonething negative about black ops 2 when I loved it, why ? Because I can handle other people’s opinion .. Grow up ..

          • the big dirtty

            This doesn’t look like an AW article to me Ryumoau.

            BTW AW is trash

        • CoDforever

          your logic doesnt make any sense. This only shows how good bo2 is, not how bad the other games are. So by your logic does that mean all cods older than bo2 are shit as well?

          • ScOott

            Not as good as bo2, they improved every year up until black ops 2, then went down hill with ghosts, why play an older cod when you can play the fully upgraded one.. That’s why everyone plays bo2 ..

          • CoDforever

            yeah so its just bo2 in particular thats great not bc the newer games pale in comparison

          • ScOott

            No, the newer games have not managed to get to bo2 level, they haven’t even managed to get to the old games level. Where as the old games are amazing but bo2 is the last amazing cod and because it was the last good cod it has the best stuff because they used to improve each year.. The last two cods are not even worthy of the cod name imo..

      • I tried my best to stand up for you. Sorry I failed you. 🙁

    • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

      It also shows how good BO2 is playing it right now even though AW has new DLC… =/

      • Ryumoau

        And more predictable comments come flooding in. Charlie Intel comment section as toxic as ever. 🙁

        • VVFZ

          Get off the site if you think it’s so “toxic.”

          • Ryumoau

            What are you babbling about now?

          • VVFZ

            Do you know how to read? Get off the site if you think it’s so “toxic.”

          • Ryumoau

            yawn…your trolling is now boring me.

          • Don’t mess with @ryumoau:disqus, they know what they’re doing. I have to say, your trolling is pretty boring. Not even something to laugh at!

          • ScOott

            Why is he trolling tho ? Different opinions are valid .. What is so wrong with what he said ?

          • I feel that @vvfz:disqus has been a bit overly negative if you ask me. Also, they seemed as if they were trying to mess with @ryumoau:disqus and I didn’t appreciate it much. That’s all.

          • ScOott

            Mess with him ? Rymongoose butted in, moaning about trolls on a.w articles when this isn’t a.w article .. Plus the guy had a valid point, I don’t know much about his previous comments .. But what ever he has said its just an opinion

          • VVFZ

            Just stop replying to them, they’re idiots lmao.

          • True. Perspective is everything. And the be honest, I kinda have a bias toward @ryumoau:disqus. 😉

          • VVFZ

            Why?

          • Because @ryumoau:disqus was like my first commenting friend I made on CI. We don’t seem so close now, but we were cool back then.

          • VVFZ

            He was your first commenting friend on a video game blog so you’re biased in his favor in debates + you don’t think you’re close now because he doesn’t reply to you anymore.

            I’ve seen it all.

          • That’s not my point. It’s just that I’ve generally liked what @ryumoau:disqus has said on CI and that isn’t any different here.

          • Anagn

            probably because back then you were sucking his dick, now he has a different boyfriend, that’s why you’re not close. face it, AW and Ghosts were terrible call of duty games.

          • WTF???

          • Kyle Soule

            You gotta admit, it was kind of funny (because of how stupid and random it was). None of its true of course.

          • spartanelite

            Ghost on but still can’t agree on AW

          • CoDforever

            extinction was awesome in ghosts and aw was great as it gave us a taste of what if cod was different, the only problem was it didnt appeal for more than 3 months

          • Lmao.

          • God damnit Moo Cow. Your logic is too op. Just because I’m being a dumbass doesn’t mean you have to turn your back on me. 😛

          • Everybody gets there roast, I did too.
            Don’t worry, people will just forget about everything in the next post, lol.

          • ScOott

            I love you noahgoa, but you Iz on the wrong side this time my friend..

          • Fair enough. I’m being a bit of an ass aren’t I.

          • ScOott

            Lol if you think about it with out considering you two get along, the other guy wins with a valid comment, just my opinion lol .. Read the thing again pretending it’s s bunch of guests speaking ?

          • ScottxNoah confirm???

          • Gotta agree, that wasn’t trolling. It was a simple solution, if you find this place toxic than just leave, stop sitting here crying about how this place sucks. It’s the general consensus here that the mods and admins aren’t going to do shit.

          • Waylock

            Gtfo

          • CoDforever

            stop turning this site toxic you fool this is the only place where true cod fans come together and have an actual community, why you tryna ruin that

          • That was probably the most cringiest comment I have ever read in my life.

          • CoDforever

            but then again you shouldve figured something like that wouldve came out of me from my name alone hahaha

          • Kyle Soule

            Best comment ever 10/10 -Kyle Soule
            (Not IGN. Their ratings are way too on point so they hired me to continue giving biased ratings)

          • jordanxbrookes

            There’s nothing wrong with being honest and sharing one’s opinions. Oh wait, it’s the internet, my bad.

        • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

          So everyone now has to agree with your opinions only? You must be crazy, ever heard of freedom of speech…

        • DEMOLITION12

          be quiet with your fucking “toxic” shit

    • Tommy Ledge

      There are over 24 million playing AW each month, but still impressive for a 3yr old game

      • The Flash

        how do you know that? they didnt give us a player a count on the game – which frustrates me

        • Kyle Soule

          I think he works for activision.

        • Prostidude

          vgcharts.com. Gives information on Fanbase, pre-order sales, how many people have played and are currently playing a certain thing. It pretty much has everything. 😀

          • Keshav Bhat

            *disclaimer; vgchartz isn’t 100% reliable according to many folks

          • Prostidude

            Although it is very reliable for sales charts. If you check with other sales charts it is the same. Everything else on vgcharts will be off be a little, but i agree that it isn’t 100% reliable.

    • nammion

      I share your opinions and don’t believe it was a cheap shot. Some people can like AW, I don’t and feel there are a lot that feels the same way

    • jordanxbrookes

      I like Ghosts more than AW, but I agree the last 2 CoD games have been pretty much crap, especially when a game that’s 3 years old and is only on last gen is getting more average players monthly than the 2 newer ones.

      • Kyle Soule

        Probably both combined as well.

        • CoDforever

          DEFINITELY both .. ghosts has like 500 on ps4 lol and like 15k on ps3

          • jordanxbrookes

            Nah, there’s probably about 8-10k on PS4 since there’s still about 6-8k on XB1, but I get the point the numbers are low.

      • CoDforever

        thats not ghosts and aw’s fault .. i applaud them for trying something different and they are good at what they aimed to do but it didnt appeal to the cod community .. But bo2 did and its pretty much the definitive cod

        • jordanxbrookes

          IW and SHG had their own visions; IW envisioned a post-apocalyptic Call of Duty, SHG envisioned a far future Call of Duty. I applaud them for their visions but it wasn’t the vision the community wanted or liked for that matter. If IW had better game design, Ghosts would be great. If SHG had better balancing, slowed the exos down and was less competitive-focused, AW would be great. Just improving on these things would make a big difference. Not to mention ATVI owning these companies and intervening with them.

          • Joey

            Honestly CoD needs a more competitive drive it’s an FPS game and the more competitive and good the game is the more it will drive new players that play other FPS to buy and try CoD.

            People really enjoyed BO2 and I did too but I don’t want every new CoD to be an exact replica of the previous good title, it would just get stale and too boring. I wouldn’t want it to have same concept cause it would just be the same game but with new features

    • CoDforever

      the two last games arent garbage this just shows how good bo2 is

    • Ghosts was terrible, AW was just okay..People went back to the last COD that was good.

      • Prostidude

        I completely agree. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare totally brought back the Call of Duty franchise after the huge sales fail and gameplay failure of GHOSTS, So AW was a very decent game. But Call of Duty this year will probably be the best. Especially in sales…

  • Ryumoau

    Thats pretty impressive. This may be why they didn’t want to make this backwards capatible. Though they could still remaster the game for ps4 users like me.

    • How is that logical? And a remaster would have to be on both, Xbox 360 takes the majority of the users who are active on Black Ops 2 from the statistics I’ve seen while being on both Xbox 360 & PS3.

      • Ryumoau

        i’m saying the backwards capatibility issue makes no difference for ps4 users, so they will have to remaster it for us since Sony has no interest in adding that feature.

        • It’s not about PS4, it’s about the feature being there for Xbox One. Backwards Compatibility and Activision denying the titles to be accessible for us. They don’t need to do the work, just their consent in doing so.
          Then if PlayStation users want the same, surely Sony will have to look at the community for there say in it…

          And it’s not really an issue.

        • The Flash

          giving Xbone users BC is not giving us a remaster, we’re still playing a 3 year old game on newer hardware, that does not make PS4 users entitled to a remaster, its up to sony on BC

    • Prostidude

      I am honestly just hoping that Infinity Ward makes a remastered. I mean i would be fine with anything else except a GHOSTS Prequel or Sequel. Because if they do i guaranty the sales are probably going to be wack for that.

  • Brad

    Bo2 wasn’t even a great cod, it’s just the best “recent” cod. I personally prefer MW2, BO1, and MW3.

    • Kyle Soule

      Personally, bo2 is my favorite cod but the others you mentioned are good as well.

    • CoDforever

      you prefer mw3? why? it was a good cod but in NO WAY better than the god bo2.

      bo2 was just near perfect imo ..

  • Stefan Lang

    They’ll be stupid to not make this backwards compatable or even remaster it. The numbers dont lie. This is really the most popular call of duty game to date.

    • guest

      why would they want less attention on their newest game? That’s where all the money is coming from?

    • spartanelite

      I mean they would but Activision hates xbox now :/

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        They’re probably planning to remaster and resell the game. I doubt it has anything to do with hating Xbox. If they give it BC, nobody would buy the remaster and less people would buy the current COD.

        • CoDforever

          the whole point of this article is activisions way of letting us know what they will do if bo3 fails lol .. remaster bo2

        • spartanelite

          Well that’s kinda being greedy (yes i know activision) either way but I assume after bo3 that might be a back up plan or something

      • Kyle Soule

        Probably because Xbox didnt give them the money they wanted to keep the contract for exclusivity :-/

        • spartanelite

          I mean is it really that because Microsoft can out bid Sony anyday

          • Kyle Soule

            True

      • Keshav Bhat

        they don’t hate Xbox.

        • spartanelite

          I starting yo find that harder and harder as time gose by because it really looking that way with all their game’s

      • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

        They don t hate the Xbox. They hate not getting money when they could.

        • spartanelite

          They’d get money either way

  • Deadly Ed

    There is a lot of idiots on the planet. BO2 is the most braindead CoD we’ve had so far. I blind monkey could go positive in that game.

    • Kyle Soule

      It may be easy but it stil is fun though.

    • Prostidude

      Same applies for all Call of Duty’s. That is why i stick to the competitive side and play CS:GO.

  • Matthew

    They could grow that trend if Activision supported backwards compatibility.

    • Prostidude

      They will have to soon. The whole Call of Duty fanbase is outraged at this currently. So if Activision would take time to listen to the community, it will come soon.

  • Ryumoau

    Gotta love the online CoD community. You release info on how successful BO2 is doing and they use it to make the same lazy predictable attacks on the recent CoD titles that we’ve heard a million times before.

    Its embarrassing how toxic the trolls are on here. :/

    • the big dirtty

      If AW was so good more people would play it. And less people would play BO2. Simple. You take it all so personal…

      Who cares man its a game. Some like it and some don’t. You clearly like it – good for you.

      But I think the masses are down on COD and AW big time and in good reason.

      • The Flash

        we cant even tell how many people are on AW, cause sledgehammar chose to hide that. I like that feature, it comes handy for BO2 zombies nowadays as it gives me an idea on whether i can find people to play with

      • CoDforever

        that logic can be applied to older cods as well,

        “If cod4 and mw2 werent so shit ppl wouldnt play bo2”

    • I don’t hate AW, but clearly the past two games haven’t been up to par with what COD is accustomed to. A three year old game on last gen only is doing better than the two most recent CODs. Clearly something is wrong. Good for you that you like AW. More power to you, but it obviously wasn’t a step in the right direction since it seems even less are playing it than the older CODs. Hell, I was on MW3 the other day and over 35 thousand were playing it. COD needs a spark or it will die.

      • The Flash

        yeah BO1/2 and MW3 are still played by many considering there 3-5 years old

      • CoDforever

        its actually doing better than any game atm i believe. its just that people prefer 3arc titles over IW and SHG, but that doesnt mean theyre bad. ” COD needs a spark or it will die.” So far with pre orders it appears bo3 is doing the opposite of killing the cod franchise .. would u consider it a “spark” that was really “needed” ?

        • I think the Spark starts with the story. The campaign is what makes your game. Because then you have a setting and then multiplayer is adopted from that. So they need to have a good campaign so that the Multiplayer can reflect off that.

      • Keshav Bhat

        You know, I usually stay away from commenting how which CoD is the best and what needs to change, etc cause they’re so much out there and everyone has their own opinion.

        But one thing I’ll say: yesterday, during that Cnference call, Activision didn’t mention any stats on Advanced Warfare sales, but only talked about Black Ops 2 and Black Ops 3. Of course, they did say Advanced Warfare’s digital content (advanced supply drops) contributed to a year over year increase in post launch revenue, but they didn’t talk about sales or engagement of the actual game.

        Seems like Activision is also betting on Black Ops 3 to pick things back up for them.

        • jordanxbrookes

          ATVI probably made more money from ASDs than actual game sales lol.

        • I would really like to know the numbers for Advanced Warfare. Sales, people playing it, etc.

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      Just because somebody has a different opinion than you doesn’t make them a troll.

      When you like a game, you are somehow a COD fanboy.
      When you don’t like a game, you are somehow a troll.

      No, how about wether you like or dislike the game, we are all people with different opinions and a right to voice them, and every single person has a right to ignore the other’s opinion.

      • This. Right. Here. ^^

      • J4MES

        Well said.

      • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

        Thank You.

    • J4MES

      The COD community as you say; are perfectly entitled to their opinion especially against products they’ve paid for. Considering this is one of the most powerful brands in videogame history; Ghosts and AW were a disaster and can be justifiably ridiculed by the loyal fanbase that have supported the series over the years. It’s not trolling to have an opinion especially of this nature when even Activision were clearly not satisfied with the likes of Ghosts. The fact an old gen title is still vastly more popular than two current gen games combined speaks volumes. I own both Ghosts and AW along with every DLC map but found the games significantly poorer in quality and lacking in terms of experience and longevity. This doesn’t make me a troll by not liking it.

      The only embarrassing thing on here is how some people can be so defensive towards protecting COD’s name even against widely supported criticisms that they disrespect other people’s opinion because it doesn’t reflect theirs.

      • the big dirtty

        DING DING.

  • Kyle Soule

    Not really sursrised tbh.

    • Just a warning Kyle, this comments section has gotten a bit agressive with @vvfz:disqus. Pick your side. Strangely, @disqus_C2tLIIb3kr:disqus is on the opposite side of me…

      • Kyle Soule

        Yh I know. I have been reading through them. So basically the sides are if you like AW or not? If so then Im not the hugest fan of it tbh.

        • No, it’s the whole trolling thing and what is right.

          • The Flash

            they didnt seem trolling to me, there just talking about the facts of how BO2 seems to be performing better than the last 2 CODs and that this isnt really a good thing, hes not necessarily bashing AW, just saying BO2 is doing well considering

        • ScOott

          Ignore the fact if you like a.w or not, love it or hate the guy had a valid point, don’t let Noahgoa get you on rymongoose side :-/ lol .. My side is the kewl one, il give u some sweg ?..

          • Kyle Soule

            Hmmmmmm….. ok.

  • Juses

    Wut teh fuk ez goen un en teh fakin comunt sectuen? meny frensheep haz benn bruken.

    • Will WilFredo Mendoza

      Just like yourself you stupid demented prick.

      • Juses

        Y er yew sew meen tew mee?

    • Kyle Soule

      Unley sweg ken reuniet dem.

  • k5berry

    “And ya’ll won’t be able to play this on the Xbox One. Fuck you Spencer.”

    • Kyle Soule

      Its not Phil Spencer’s fault. Activision has to approve of them making it backwards compatible but activision denied it at the moment.

  • Freeze

    Guess I’ll go back on this site.

    • Juses

      Behwere derz meny fagitz heer in Charlie Intel nao.

      • Freeze

        Aware. Not a problem.

      • Stefan Lang

        when you’re one of them ???

  • ThatOnePerson

    That just shows BO2 sucked the least between Ghost and AW.

    • CoDforever

      man if u srsly think that any other cod tops bo2 then people wouldnt play bo2 the most, they would play cod 4 or mw2 this just shows how bo2 is the best cod ever created

      • ben wills

        ?????

      • lunator100hd .

        Are u serious dude? you must be 12 for saying that, ghosts and AW are bad but they arent nearly as broken as bo2 was, good for you if you enjoy it but if you compare it with the real cods( mw2/mw1/mw3) is piece of shit

        • CoDforever

          if it was a piece of shit compared to those games then why arent ppl playing those games instead?

          • lunator100hd .

            MW2 is full of hackers

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  • Kyle Soule

    This comment section though :-/

  • Weecho

    I purchased it on PC 2 weeks ago, and I can’t believe how much fun I’m having with it. I didn’t get to play this game through it life cycle because my 360 broke, but i’m glad I get to play it now. Such a great game.

    • Kyle Soule

      Your talking about bo2, Im guessing.

      • Weecho

        Yep

        • Kyle Soule

          Ok

  • Prostidude

    Black Ops 3 will probably be the best game of the year. I mean you have to take a stand point from the sales and the overall viewership. Black Ops 3, for sure, will be the best Call of Duty in sales.

    • Super029something

      IDK why you think that. It’s very unlikely that BO3 will sell better then BO2.

      • lunator100hd .

        Can you give as numbers please?

      • Prostidude

        It is currently almost doing better than the Black Ops 2 Sales (about 100K away) in pre-order sales. So Black Ops 3 all year will be the best Call of Duty for sales. vgcharts.com

        • Super029something

          Lol are you stupid? According to VG, BO3 has roughly 800,000 pre-orders in the USA, Iets add say, another 800,000 to account for the rest of the world and last-gen, so thats 1.6 Million preorders, GLOBAL.

          Black Ops II according to VG has sold roughly 29 Million copies in its lifespan. That’s a huuuuuuuuge leap. It’s really ignorant to assume that Black Ops 3 will outsell Black Ops 2. ESPECIALLY since CoD in general is on the decline.

          • Prostidude

            You do realize i said Black Ops 2 *Pre-Orders* Not lifespan sales.

          • Super029something

            You said in your OP that Black Ops III would outsell Black Ops II.

          • Prostidude

            In Pre-Orders

          • Super029something

            “Black Ops 3, for sure, will be the best Call of Duty in sales.” Read your fucking post idiot.

    • J4MES

      I very much doubt BO3 will be the best selling COD game. Sales have been in decline for years and even BO2 sold a couple of million less than MW3. Many people have moved on and with so many other titles on the horizon that represent the current gen in a more credible light; I can’t see it being the best game of the year either. The way the franchise is going; it could even sell less than Advanced Warfare regardless of its quality.

      • Prostidude

        you obviously have not seen the pre-order sals. vgcharts.com. You can see the pre-order sales for BO3. It is currently the best selling Call of Duty. Enjoy..

        • J4MES

          How can BO3 be the ‘best selling’ Call of Duty when it isn’t even out yet *facepalm. I also don’t see any record of 30m pre-orders – only that the game is higher than the very low pre-order count for AW. Pre-orders mean jack anyway – the beta is an incentive but many people could cancel so it’s hardly relevant in terms of sales. We’ll see how the game fares come the actual release…

          • Prostidude

            I agree with you, and everything your saying can easily happen. Though you have to admit not a lot of people bought Ghosts and Advanced Warfare just so they can by Black Ops 3. The Black Ops series probably has the largest Call of Duty fanbase. Black Ops 3, as all Black Ops’s will deliver. They do what most other Call of Duty Devs don’t and they listen to the community. Like you said we shall see at launch.

  • Alex

    I can’t believe some people here defending ghosts and aw. The worst cods ever created thats a fact. I haven’t played cod in 2 years it’s just boring really It’s just not worth my time. If blops 3 doesn’t deliver cod is dead. If cod loses the likes of vahn,lamia and the core of trayarch cod is fvcked.

  • Xx_COLSEY_xX

    This game is truly amazing. Treyarch did a very good job on BO2. Hopefully they deliver the same feeling to BO3. In Vahn, we trust.

  • Timmy

    I think BO2 will still be played more than BO3 when that releases. The next gen Cod’s have been terrible and Treyarch’s latest game doesn’t look that great either. It’s just a clone of Titanfall with really simplistic gameplay to cater to the small and young population that plays the games on the current gen. The franchise is as good as dead and it’ll be interesting to see if Activision have to cover-up the sales figures and player counts to save another year of humiliation.

    BO3 will do worse than AW for sure even if it’s a better game because most of the fanbase have moved on with their lives in general or onto better games. It wont stand a chance against the likes of Fallout 4 and Battlefront either – true current gen games.

    • Alex

      Yea, i agree. Looking at my friends list on ps3/ps4 the core group of guys i played cod with 90% have completely moved on to other games and now they hate cod with a passion they refuse to buy let alone play another cod game. The good old days are gone. There’s nothing worse than living in the past.

  • J4MES

    Black Ops 3 is really last chance saloon for me. With the prospect of Infinity Ward and Ghosts 2 along with Sledgehammer and Advanced Warfare 2 in the next couple of years; this is a game I’ll commit to for years on and off, or simply depart the franchise for good albeit with some fantastic memories nevertheless. Ghosts and AW were a travesty for the series and very damaging for the brand. I have the utmost respect for 3arc for their work in the franchise over the years and their relationship with the community as a whole but if they don’t deliver with 3 years under their belt and such a huge budget; I can’t see Call of Duty being viable anymore especially with IW and SHG next up. It really is do or die but I think Treyarch’s previous work could rejuvenate some lost interest but it may not be enough to significantly turn around the franchises fortunes.

    • some2example2

      there’s no way infinity word does ghosts 2.

      just go back to modern warfare redux. use the modern warfare 2 engine, polish it up next gen, hire zamp as a “consultant” to do the multiplayer, and get back to real call of duty’s.

  • Spoon

    Can everyone stop criticizing Cod Ghosts and Advanced Warfare because you’re upsetting Ryumoau who has to turn on full damage control every time someone voices an opinion.

    Many thanks!

  • Killbox

    Great, now give out some double xp for Black Ops 2 please.

  • BO3 is the last cod i will ever buy if it is shit, but least there is Bo2 for 3 years in a row if so 😛

  • Xx_COLSEY_xX

    This comment section on this article is like watching Jeremy Kyle show / Jerry Springer show. It’s pointless and cringy. But funny at the same time, just because how defensive you guys are and how aggressive you are 😉

  • Abd3l4l

    We should start a petition to get BO2 backwards compatibilty on Xbox One. Xbox gamerz unite

  • some2example2

    crappy games such as ghost tends to do that. black ops 2 is hardly the “best” call of duty.

    it just seems genius compared to the last couple of call of dutys. to bad the headless chicken youtube ali a whiners can’t play a tactical call of duty without 10,000x aim assist to help them land any shots on target to get back to the glory days.