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Call of Duty: Black Ops sets record with $360M in day-one sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops racked up $360 million in sales in the first 24 hours that it was on sale in North America and the UK. What are your first impressions of the game?

Call of Duty: Black Ops may not be on many gamers' holiday wish lists this year. It's not because the first-person shooter isn't getting good reviews, but rather because many fans of the series have already purchased the game.

In the first 24 hours that Call of Duty: Black Ops was on sale in North America and the UK, 5.6 million units were sold, and the game pulled in $360 million; this is now the day-one sales record for games (the record was held by Modern Warfare 2).

Your first impressions of Call of Duty: Black Ops

Let us know if you purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops and, if so, what you like or dislike about the game.

Stay tuned: TechRepublic will publish a Geek Gifts review of Call of Duty: Black Ops in the coming weeks.

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24 comments
The 'G-Man.'
The 'G-Man.'

I've had enough on on rail shooters and similar MP for now. There is always a lack of teamwork in COD games as the clients are normally screaming Kids. Battlefield is where it is at.

Clinky
Clinky

When I eventually installed it, looks like it's going to be a greaat game. I have had major trouble getting Steam to load on pc since there last updates; set all the ports etc. uninstalled re-installed even restore points used... In end had to install on laptop in home then copy accross... Why oh Why do they have to use Steam to install.

RonnyJDT
RonnyJDT

I was not impressed at all with the game intro. Listening to the chick read off numbers was annoying. Game play is OK at best. Nothing in multiplayer jumped out at me to get me excited either. Were my expectations too high... Must have been.

gsevolved
gsevolved

I can officially say that I have enjoyed the new "Medal of Honor" far more than the new Call of Duty release. It is an enjoyable game, just like the previous installments... but that's just the problem. While the story and era have changed, I don't really see the progression in gameplay. I'll give it one thumb up, and one thumb donw.

Arcturus909
Arcturus909

Is that an actual screenshot from Black Ops in this article? It looks very much like a multi-player scene from Modern Warfare I. I remember being trapped in that damn bus, surrounded by snipers...

lmw94002
lmw94002

I've always liked CoD multiplayer with my friends. I'd have to say MW2 was better though. BlackOps added a bit better graphical presentation and we do enjoy the maps more, but find the experience just not as fun. The XP & CoD currency system, while nifty seems cumbersome and a bit too much. I don't feel BlackOps has that "progression" feeling of accomplishments like MW2 had. I love the game... but I'd say it doesn't blow me away like how MW2 did compared to W@W or MW.

Slayer_
Slayer_

In 1 day, more copies of a single game were sold than all the Linux users combined.

Saurondor
Saurondor

The story games are great, but the real joy of COD is in multiplayer. The maps are great with a great mixture of buildings, debris, cracks and jungle. Enough space to entertain all types of players: assault, sniper, medium range engagements. The accessories and perks are great and IMHO more balanced than in previous games. Its amazing to see the stats in the lobby day after day, amount of shots fired, bombs blown, etc. It's amazing how many people are online and how fast those numbers have grown in just two days. The large fan base also adds to the joy of ... ups 5 seconds to match start, got to go...

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

I have enjoyed the campaign in Black Ops so far very much - it will be interesting to see where the story is going.

Rayezilla
Rayezilla

I have over 400 hours on mod2, but I've been playing battlefield: bad company 2 a lot lately. Ever since one of my RAM chips went haywire, mod2 just wouldn't work reliably, but I haven't had any issues on battlefield (besides the somewhat slower load times). One of these days I'm going to order up a hot new set of 4gig DDR3.. for now I'm happy with my last 1gig of ddr2 lol.

MaryWeilage
MaryWeilage

I updated the screenshot. Thanks for the comment! Mary

tHeSmUrF300
tHeSmUrF300

I really liked the SP of Black Ops, and the MP is good but it's not MW2 good. What I've noticed (same with WaW) is that a lot of the small things are missing from WaW and Black Ops. In MW and MW2 everything you did had their own sound effects and the tempo of the game seemed to pick up as things started to go down to the wire. An example of the sounds effects is the noise when you throw a grenade and you hurt someone (but not kill)...you get that "pop" noise. In Black Ops you getting nothing. It's these small things that are missing that really make a difference.

RonnyJDT
RonnyJDT

I couldn't agree with you more. Im not nearly as excited as I was with MW2. The game seems to be missing the urge to keep me at the edge of my seat like MW2 does.

Saurondor
Saurondor

I bought my COD at 00:01 hrs Tuesday I use Ubuntu Linux mostly I don't choose my desktop and productivity suite based on what I can play on it. Can you connect your PC copy of COD with someones XBox and play multiplayer? Can CODs on Wii hook up with PS3 and XBox online? The proliferation of online communities like these has made PC gaming irrelevant for me and thus not a key decision point.

tbrown
tbrown

Unfortunately we PC gamers are in the minority now as for whatever reason people think FPS and console controllers mix...

greenhorn56
greenhorn56

My two teenage sons think Black Ops is the best game ever, they say it's just awesome compared to the other CoD games and they've been playing those for years! Think I might have a go myself...

aboerstra
aboerstra

I have purchased MW, WAW, and MW2. MW2 was an amazing game. I couldn't really get into WAW. The older weaponry just wasn't as interesting. MW2 is a great game that I enjoy, but I have a son (now 12 years old) who is no longer allowed to play. Would play the game for too long and would be miserable afterwards. While I have toyed with the idea of getting Black Ops and lifting my sons ban on COD, I am told from a friend that there is actually more coarse language built into the gameplay and zombie levels. I like the COD series, but I mostly liked playing it with my son. The addictive nature of the game, combined with the violence, and now more objectionable language mean that even if I bought it, it would likely get less gameplay in my house when compared to Need For Speed HP, GT5,and Fifa 11, (ultimate team)where the content is less objectionable. I also understand that Black Ops is a move back to older weaponry again. I'm interested in anyone else's comments on the game though.

Jaytmoon
Jaytmoon

Just finished the SP mode, working on training a bit more, then jumping into the Multiplayer pool, YaHooo So Far, very happy with game play, responsive and good graphics. I do miss the ability to change out custom weapons loadouts between matches. That was moved over to the main menu somewhere.

Arcturus909
Arcturus909

I just wanted to make sure that the new game wasn't using the same old maps. ;)

Slayer_
Slayer_

I remember playing need for speed underground, and you could always tell if you were playing against a console, their load tim ewas crazy, and their cars would always be in slow motion. If you truely had a need for speed, you had to play it on a PC. As with many other games aswell, the PC just does games better. The console had its time, but modern consoles are just PC's with locked down OS's. Heck, many actually freeze, crash and corrupt more often then PC's.

TonkaToys
TonkaToys

I agree with you, I have 2 sons 6 and 3 and so FIFA and EyePet get a lot of use. It is difficult as a Parent Gamer to find suitable games or even to find people to game with that understand the situation you are in. Fortunately for me I found a clan of parent gamers, although clan seems to imply that they are fixed on one game or that they have rules about ability and times that you have to be on etc. This clan is more like a place to go and have a chat about life as a parent and that happens to include hooking up for games occasionally. If you're interested pop over to www.teammp.net

Pete A
Pete A

The game itself is near impossible on Veteran. If you've completed it on that difficulty my hats off to you. I'm still stuck on the NAM mission...Ugh. My only gripe with MP is the purchasing of weapons/attachements/perks. Isn't leveling and prestiging enough?!

aboerstra
aboerstra

Thanks very much. I'll check it out!

tbrown
tbrown

It's a way of providing more potential for customizing your experience with the game. E.g. I don't have to put an acog scope on a sniper rifle in order to get a thermal scope, and I don't have to purchase a weapon I'm not interested in using.

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