Call of Duty 4 Boasts at Least 11m Unique Users on XBL

Call of Duty 4 Boasts at Least 11m Unique Users on XBL

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Everyone knows that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a supremely popular game, but you might be surprised to know just how popular it really is.

While accepting one of the game's 3 BAFTA Awards (that's British Academy of Film and Television Arts to us Yanks), Infinity Ward Director of Communications Rob Bowling made a statement announcing the game's milestone 11 million unique players. 11 million players means that a solid two thirds of the 17 million Xbox Live users have played the game at some point.

The 11 million users figure includes Xbox Gold and Silver account members as Microsoft has only roughly 9.5 million paying Gold customers. What the number doesn't include is those without any internet connectivity to their 360s, or no registered Live account, meaning the number of CoD 4 players on Xbox 360 is likely even bigger than 11 million.

This huge figure obviously doesn't include the 4 million players on PSN, or the unspecified number of PC players, bumping the actual number of people who played CoD 4 to far beyond 11 million.

Infinity Ward's take on the Call of Duty franchise has been a huge success on all counts, thanks in part to its combination of fantastic single player campaign, and what's arguably one of the best console multiplayer experiences available.

Source: EuroGamer

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This doesn't surprise me at all.

Before Call of Duty 4 launched, I really don't think anyone expected the game to be this successful. Kudos to Infinity Ward.

"Would some game please just kick Halo off their throne of fanboyism!" I think this prayer has been answered.

This is not suprising, Call of Duty 4 is probably part of the world top 10 shooters.

I am one of those people and proud to be!!

Really, though, 11+ million? That's a pretty staggering number, considering that there are only ever 80,000+ people on Multiplayer at a time.

I hope CoD: MW2 does this well.

Still less than WOW

Not surprisingly, really. COD4 is a great game, and the multiplayer maps are a lot more interesting than those in the Halo games. Not to mention having a great, ever-changing single player campaign.
I played all the way to level 55...then got bored.

Well infinity ward certainly did their jobs well with COD4:MW. It is one of the best FPS games i've ever played.

I just can't wait to get my hands on COD:MW2.

Cortheya:
Still less than WOW

11.5 million subscribers to World of Warcraft. (Do you mean World of Warcraft or World at War?)

11 million XBL
+
4 million PSN
+
? million PC

= greater than Wow.

Somehow this saddens me... There are better games out there! (or at least there should be)

Deschamps:
Somehow this saddens me... There are better games out there! (or at least there should be)

Example? In terms of online shooters? Halo - no. CoD5 - no. CSS - close, but even then not console. TF2 - no. L4D - yes IMHO but v. atypical.

I a agree that Halo is not better, but neither is L4D, sorry. What about BF:BC? The online is sweet(the community blows, though) and the story mode is amazing.
What is CSS?

Not too surprising its still the best shooter ever made in my eyes.

Best FPS ever? The numbers dont lie.

CODWAW, meh
Halo, meh
BF BC, meh
Ive not played kill zone 2 but that will nerver get 11 million players. Looks interesting though, even if ZP didnt rate it, not much he does like.

Ive spent soooo much time on COD 4. Ive not played like that since Quake 2 when I got the gloom and action quake mods. Fun times, shame about the 56k modem.

rossatdi:

Cortheya:
Still less than WOW

11.5 million subscribers to World of Warcraft. (Do you mean World of Warcraft or World at War?)

11 million XBL
+
4 million PSN
+
? million PC

= greater than Wow.

+ non-LIVE players.

The one single thing that takes away greatly from "arguably one of the best console multiplayer experiences available" is frag grenades/martyrdom. They make me so mad I wanna eat the dang disk sometimes >:(

Edit: He means World of Warcraft. wOw

sooperman:
I a agree that Halo is not better, but neither is L4D, sorry. What about BF:BC? The online is sweet(the community blows, though) and the story mode is amazing.
What is CSS?

Counter Strike Source

Left 4 Dead is certainly better if you like co-operative zombie shooting! Personally I'm not really into real war/WWII shooters but CoD4 is so good it don't matter.

sooperman:

The one single thing that takes away greatly from "arguably one of the best console multiplayer experiences available" is frag grenades/martyrdom. They make me so mad I wanna eat the dang disk sometimes >:(

Its part of the game along with last stand, juggernaught, RPGs and Noob tubes. You have equal acess to them, embrace them.

Just dont ask about me taking over kill to get more noob tube rounds...

sooperman:
What is CSS?

Counter Strike: Source

I hate CS and always have. Not bashing anyone who does like it and it certainly has enough people to prove that for most people it's a great game.

I love CoD4. The single player is easily the most gripping I've ever played and was executed perfectly. The multiplayer is fantastic and after playing it since release I'm still not tired of it because I keep changing what game mode I play and the level I play it at. Easy for me to understand why there have been so many people to buy it.

Ah, thanks. I could never get into Counter Strike.

*sigh* This is not a L4D thread, so we will leave it there, k? =)

I agree, WWII is so overused that even if you use a new interface and combat system(like WAW did), the atmosphere and weapons feel old and boring.

Best FPS i've played online.
the perks many people complain about are perfectly fine by me ( and just for the record, i use steady aim ).

bjj hero:

sooperman:

The one single thing that takes away greatly from "arguably one of the best console multiplayer experiences available" is frag grenades/martyrdom. They make me so mad I wanna eat the dang disk sometimes >:(

Its part of the game along with last stand, juggernaught, RPGs and Noob tubes. You have equal acess to them, embrace them.

Just dont ask about me taking over kill to get more noob tube rounds...

Tell me, bjj hero, do you use martyrdom?
This is the only argument anyone has for it. People also tell you just avoid the grenade, but that assumes the person you killed it the only enemey shooting at you. Plus, 95% of players have it on at least 1 class, so that is impossible sometimes. Perks like Last Stand and Juggernaut are fair because you still have to work for your kill. With martyrdom, its a cheap kill that you don't deserve. RPGs are hard to kill with because the grenade swirves in mid-air, so you have to think about the aiming.

Considering alot of Halo players dabble into CoD4 its not suprising, but boasting 11 million players, as versus what Bungie released a few days ago about the number of games played is comparing 2 different things. it'd be interesting to see how many games have been played over live tho.

It's weird how this number even came up, because I thought CoD 4 only sold 10million world wide after a long time.

i agree, as good a game as it is i wish that they had chosen a game that wasnt full of semi-auto weapons disguised as rifles.

sooperman:

Tell me, bjj hero, do you use martyrdom?
This is the only argument anyone has for it. People also tell you just avoid the grenade, but that assumes the person you killed it the only enemey shooting at you. Plus, 95% of players have it on at least 1 class, so that is impossible sometimes. Perks like Last Stand and Juggernaut are fair because you still have to work for your kill. With martyrdom, its a cheap kill that you don't deserve. RPGs are hard to kill with because the grenade swirves in mid-air, so you have to think about the aiming.

I only play hardcore so I dont use martydom, its not fair on my team mates. Its still part of the game and I dont complain. Its no worse than being caught with a random nade that has been tossed high across the map. You just get on with it.

When I play with friends and Im caught with martydom its normally followed by "watch for such and such, hes got Martydom". Then we get back to killing the other team. It hardly breaks the game.

 

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