Black Ops Players Murder the Planet Nine Times (and Other Crazy Stats)

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Black Ops Players Murder the Planet Nine Times (and Other Crazy Stats)

We all know Call of Duty is popular, but these statistics might make your jaw drop all the same.

Time for a blinding flash of the obvious: Games like Call of Duty: Black Ops are popular. No, they're very, very popular. But it's hard to really wrap your mind around figures like "sold eighteen bajillion copies in an hour" and "added three zillion dollars to Bobby Kotick's money bin" - they just seem to blend together.

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So Activision has released a bunch of statistics that help put the staggering popularity of Black Ops in perspective. For example, 62 billion virtual soldiers have met violent deaths in-game, or nine times the current population of the world, since the game's November release. Since World War II killed a paltry 73,000,000 people in comparison, this means that the largest conflict in human history has been played out in Black Ops 161 times every day (Edit: Since some of you pointed out in the comments that the math doesn't add up, I'm not quite sure what the "161 Second World Wars" stat is referring to).

Players have fallen the height of Mount Everest (29,029 feet) 5.67 million times. 1.1 trillion (that's 1,100 billion) bullets have been fired, and 5.12 billion of them scored headshots. Gamers fired 3.4 billion explosive crossbow bolts, and scored 28.49 million kills with the tomahawk - by bouncing it off of things.

In addition to these ludicrous numbers, this infograph also confirms that the most deadly killstreak bonus is the RC-XD explosive remote-control car. Damn right it is - I hate that thing!

(Image from Activision, via Wired)

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Wooaahhh

And I thought that this game was just for underground gamers :P

But seriously, those statistics are pretty mind boggling. It's kind hard to grasp though, because as XKCD once put it, after a certain amount, these colossal numbers become almost meaningless, because they're so hard to envisage. But that's just my take on the matter...

I still refuse to buy Black Ops, I play S.T.A.L.K.ER and Fallout for my shooter fix.

Insane. I have to spam this website to so many people, then they'll realize they were sucked into the vortex.

What a surprise that the gun with the most kills is the FAMAS, with the second being the AK-47u, and the 3rd being the Galil. I would say they were definitely the most overpowered guns in the game.

On a side note.

JESUS CHRIST those are some BIG, HUGEO numbers...

Lets not let the "video games are bad and turn people in to murder machines" people see this ok?

I think the only stat that really surprised me was the AK74u only being the second most used weapon.
/bitter about being killed by it. A lot.

I also genuinely lol'd at the RC-XD having the most killstreak kills. I mean, Attack Dogs kill a lot of peeps.

Daemascus:
Lets not let the "video games are bad and turn people in to murder machines" people see this ok?

Games are murder simulator didn't you know!

These stats are actually good food for thought on that matter in my opinion.

Doesn't surprise me. I am really trying to like the game but I am finding it hard with imba guns and kill streaks and complete oversaturation.

Wooo I helped contribute to virtual mass murder! Thats good, I guess?

RC cars are now the stuff of nightmares..... love that 'players have killed millions of people with a tomahawk - by bouncing it off things'. Nice haha :)

They left the figure for knifings out on purpose I bet, as your head wouldnt be able to comprehend the number and you'd /explode

Edit: is this across all platforms xbox/ps3/pc or just one?

Holy Shit, someone bothered to gather the numbers.

I for one can fathom huge numbers. And i can say Oh Crap doesnt begin to describe it.

After some quick calculating i remembered the approximate average distance from earth to the sun is about 144 billion metres.

Assuming every one of the identical virtual victims is 2 metres in hieght then there are enough bodies (stacked end to end) to not quite make it.

62 billion multiplied by 2 = 124 billion.
Total difference of 20 billion.
Theyll probably make up the difference this time next month.

Where the hell is the MP5 prototype on that list, I hear it's the most overused gun in the game..?

Whoa thats some numbers, maybe fox will now accuse games of training young people to be skynet terminators or whatnot...

vrbtny:
What a surprise that the gun with the most kills is the FAMAS, with the second being the AK-47u, and the 3rd being the Galil. I would say they were definitely the most overpowered guns in the game.

On a side note.

JESUS CHRIST those are some BIG, HUGEO numbers...

I dont know why people like the FAMAS so much, the Einfield kicks ass for those that know how to use and abuse it.

on that note, AK47U with the right perks is an annoying little bitch of a gun, rapid-fire + grip means you dont exactly need to aim with it, just point in the general direction of where you think someone might be.

OT: did something change with the RCXD? back when I was playing it wasnt exactly dangerous since all you had to do was shotgun/nade it. if anything the one killstreak that kept getting most people I played with was Napalm and Chopper Gunner, very, very few but hilarious ones were Deathmachine and the guided rockets.

GiantRaven:

Daemascus:
Lets not let the "video games are bad and turn people in to murder machines" people see this ok?

Games are murder simulator didn't you know!

THIS IS FACT AS SHOWN HERE:

Awesome much. Also a nice wallpaper lol

Turns out the GDP of Ireland gets something or othered 3 times or something, I didn't quite understand what it said lol

Those stats are really impressive. Let's hope that the anti-video game people don't use this as another piece of "evidence" for how video games are corrupting the youth...

gigastar:
Holy Shit, someone bothered to gather the numbers.

I for one can fathom huge numbers. And i can say Oh Crap doesnt begin to describe it.

After some quick calculating i remembered the approximate average distance from earth to the sun is about 144 billion metres.

Assuming every one of the identical virtual victims is 2 metres in hieght then there are enough bodies (stacked end to end) to not quite make it.

62 billion multiplied by 2 = 124 billion.
Total difference of 20 billion.
Theyll probably make up the difference this time next month.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH DAMN YOU TO HELLLLLL! YOU LINKED ME TO TV TROPES!!!!

back to the topic however, i agree wholeheartedly. those numbers are just plain ridiculous.
and i bet that if you were to stack the bodies on top of each other, assuming a thickness of about .6 metres, (since 2 ft is about 2/3 of a metre right?), and black ops has been out for about 84 days, the stack should be to the sun at least by this time next year.

Edit: forgot to put in the number. it is approximately 37 billion metres stacked the way i said. though now that i think about it, the people wont be that thick and its more like .4 metres more likely, making it 24 billion metres.

Did ya know there have been 16.5 konswillion figures made about black ops?

that little RC car is a pain if you're not careful.

I knew Famas and Ak-74u were popular but i didn't know the Galil was that popular.

Kalezian:

vrbtny:
What a surprise that the gun with the most kills is the FAMAS, with the second being the AK-47u, and the 3rd being the Galil. I would say they were definitely the most overpowered guns in the game.

On a side note.

JESUS CHRIST those are some BIG, HUGEO numbers...

I dont know why people like the FAMAS so much, the Einfield kicks ass for those that know how to use and abuse it.

Well, duh. British gun vs French gun... who's gonna win?

i refuse to take any of these statistics seriously until someone learns how to make a poster without any grammar mistakes

the grammar nazi has spoken

ForgottenPr0digy:
that little RC car is a pain if you're not careful.

I knew Famas and Ak-74u were popular but i didn't know the Galil was that popular.

I use the Galil a bit on the ps3 version, only see a couple othr using it. I assumed the commando would be third.

FreelanceButler:

I also genuinely lol'd at the RC-XD having the most killstreak kills. I mean, Attack Dogs kill a lot of peeps.

That's likely because you have to get 11 kills before you get dogs, well, 10 if you have hardline, whereas the RC car is available after 2 if you have Hardline. I personally can't stand the little bastard.

SlainPwner666:

FreelanceButler:

I also genuinely lol'd at the RC-XD having the most killstreak kills. I mean, Attack Dogs kill a lot of peeps.

That's likely because you have to get 11 kills before you get dogs, well, 10 if you have hardline, whereas the RC car is available after 2 if you have Hardline. I personally can't stand the little bastard.

There's also Care Packages though. I know it works both ways, but when you can get 20 or so kills from a 5 Killstreak, it'd soon stack up.
Although as I type this, it's all coming back to me how often RC-XD's are being announced...

That figures with the guns, but the other stats are really interesting. What exactly does it mean by "161 WWIIs were fought every day"?

I hate Black Ops but hell, impressive doesn't even begin to cover the figures in that chart...

Sn1P3r M98:
That figures with the guns, but the other stats are really interesting. What exactly does it mean by "161 WWIIs were fought every day"?

I'm guessing that means either the amount of ammo shot or people killed. Is a bit unclear.

Sn1P3r M98:
That figures with the guns, but the other stats are really interesting. What exactly does it mean by "161 WWIIs were fought every day"?

I think thats in relation to player deaths when compared to WWII death figures.

Also, most of those headshots are mine... ignore the smell of bullshit...

i wonder what the Halo stats are like, weve probably murdered enough for the combined deaths from every war in between vietnam and the conquests of Sargon

The Diabolical Biz:
Wooaahhh

And I thought that this game was just for underground gamers :P

But seriously, those statistics are pretty mind boggling. It's kind hard to grasp though, because as XKCD once put it, after a certain amount, these colossal numbers become almost meaningless, because they're so hard to envisage. But that's just my take on the matter...

It's endemic to humans, that is why a lot of stores practice policies of selling things for uneven amounts. It's harder for you to work the numbers properly and you end up spending more.

RCXD as highest number of killstreak kills, why am I not surprised? And we weren't supposed to be worried about this one Treyarch because... ?

The amount of videos made surprised me the most.

43 million.

Seriously?

Fucking hate that RC car. Its why I use Flak Jacket, to survive those damn things.

Pretty impressive stats though.

wammnebu:
i wonder what the Halo stats are like, weve probably murdered enough for the combined deaths from every war in between vietnam and the conquests of Sargon

I think Bungie did that a month or so ago. Don't remember the exact stats, but I remember seeing that about 1 trillion covenant were killed.

This means that, on average, a player has killed 3,100 other players.

But I don't get the stat about "161 Second World War's" - if WW2 killed 73M people, this would make the kill total per day about 11.7 billion, which doesn't work out with the other stats whatsoever.

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