Over 23 million copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops, along with over 18 million map packs have been sold since the game’s release date a mere 9 months ago, according to Activision. The most staggering part about those statistics is I could have made up a ridiculously high number that would have been significantly larger than those and it would have still been believable because that’s how many people play that freaking game.
There are over 30 million players of Call of Duty: Black Ops, and the average player has spent a total of $76 on the game with all of the map packs and DLC available. It’s pretty undeniable at this point that Activision has this system down to a science and have now connected to players’ wallets like the people in The Matrix. They just drain their cash while the players sit staring at their screen, deciding which perk to unlock next.
There have been over 2.3 billion hours of Black Ops play recorded. 2.3 billion hours. “To put that number in perspective, that’s more than a quarter of a million years of play,” said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg. To put that into laymen’s terms: That’s a metric f*** ton of hours. If the trend continues with Modern Warfare 3, set to release in November, it will be safe to say that the Call of Duty series will be responsible for the least productive generation ever. Though maybe we’ll fight all our wars on Call of Duty. Better that than some RTS, we don’t need to worry about Korea anymore than we already do.