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Activision sells 18 million Black Ops map packs

Thursday, 1st September 2011 21:35 GMT By Andrew Groen

Black Ops map packs are selling through the roof. Also, surprise of the century, Activision is raking in money by the truckload.


Activision Blizzard reported today that they raked in a whopping 1.7 billion USD during the 12 month period ending in June 2011, representing a 22 per cent increase over the year before according to Gamasutra.

Black Ops and Blizzard’s brands continue to generate enormous income, as usual. One of the more notable successes of Acti-Blizz’s report is that the Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack sold an incredible 18 million copies at $15 a piece.

They triumphantly touted that the average Black Ops customer is now paying $76 per purchase (game + DLC).

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12 Comments

  1. Quasar

    18 million stupid people

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OrbitMonkey

    Yeah, fuck you Activision, you greedy pigs!! Blops will be the last COD I buy!
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    Till MW3 :D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    I really wonder why people just keep buying the games. They all have so little changes and it has become a game that releases every year now, what a joke. People just keep falling for it, and these DLC maps for 1200 points each time..pathetic.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Hallonglass

    Well, that’s unfortunate. Now they’ve realized it’s possible to squeeze even more money out of even more people.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    18 million over 3 map packs? Sounds like room for improvement. I pretty much left Blops to die after a few weeks.

    @4 OH MY GOD, they’ve attained DLC technology!!! DOOMED!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Unlimax

    Who wants to burn Bobby kotick :) ?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    Angry nerds?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Unlimax

    Don’t they just put a free pack to thank there Fans for there support Like RDR .. Fxxkn Greedy whiny little kids ?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Talking to my nephew (who buys em all) it’s all about the zombies. MW3 better have zombies…

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    @8

    Free?

    Recently they released that Zombie mappack, containing nothing but remakes from the previous games. price? 1200 points…not really free dude.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. JeRicHoOL

    People buy map packs because it enhances the multiplayer/zombie longevity/experience! But does it really matter? You haters will always moan and hate on this stuff no matter what. I guess it’s the trend to hate on popular things.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @10 It did contain the moon map, and it was free for people who already bought the hardened edition, containing the WaW zombie maps.

    Agreed though, it’s an overly expensive repackage and resale.

    On the other hand, EA have been doing the same with actual games for years without being attacked by anyone, which I’m guessing has everything to do with what’s socially acceptable to like, and what’s socially acceptable to hate.

    #12 3 years ago

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