Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Launch Rakes in $310 million in 24 Hours
November 13, 2009 8:18 AM
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Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 rakes in $310M in one day of sales in the U.S. and U.K.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
was an overwhelming success, with one-day sales in the United States and United Kingdom raking in an estimated $310 million USD.
In the first 24 hours of launch, Activision
estimates it sold 4.7 million copies
of the video game.
The video game industry has struggled for more than six months consecutively, with some game executives unsure if the 2009 holiday shopping season would save the industry. Activision has certainly done its part, with no other games scheduled for release in 2009 expected to come anywhere near the latest
video game debut.
Furthermore, November game sales are expected to rebound -- directly because of the Activision game launch -- though no other blockbuster game titles are expected any time soon.
The 2008 launch of Take Two's
Grand Theft Auto IV
racked up 3.6 million units in sales in the first 24 hours, with game industry analysts anticipating a
game launch just as big.
Hollywood blockbusters can make up to $60 million opening weekend, but it's rare to find a video game smash Hollywood movie debuts.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
is available for around $60 on Microsoft-powered Windows PCs,
Microsoft Xbox 360
, and Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles.
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RE: In a word...
11/13/2009 4:48:28 PM
Just to note: p2p is far superior from a higher level conceptual and long term view then dedicated servers.
One of the largest things stopping p2p from being a mainstay in network design for games is the immense issues caused by home routers/firewalls, since of all the varying makes/models behave differently with no single standard NAT type (a handful of different commonly used ones) it is impossible to account for all of the outstanding networking issues. Not to mention, how much of a nightmare it is to instruct the average Joe to forward ports/etc and expect them to be able to do it.
RE: In a word...
11/14/2009 8:17:17 PM
"Just to note: p2p is far superior from a higher level conceptual and long term view then dedicated servers."
Superior in what? when you're sharing data that doesn't change p2p is clearly faster as you receive and transmit data to others at the same time, this is only possible cause everyone knows how many pieces are there and where they start and end, in games that's not the case, by the time you receive some data and want to send it to others it will be pointless for them, in games everyone has to receive the SAME data at the SAME TIME, thats why the most efficient way in games is with a central host be it a server or not.
A server on the internet will always have a better ping to each player than between players, and since the data on the server is always the most recent one you only go play<->server and not player<->server<->player, you just don't care what the others players are doing,.
The thing about routers is not an issue today, UPNP has been out for some years now and most if not all routers support it, the XBox and the PS3 players would be screaming without it.
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