13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2013 10:47 AM by WolfRidge RSS

Player Count/COD Series

Balthamous

Opening week on Black Ops 2 the game had at least a million people online since then I have been noticing it more and more, the lack of players online.

There are on average of ps3 around 300-400,000 players online. Now I still play BO1 There are on average 800,000 people online. Now I am curious to see why the player count drops so rapidly every COD, is it just that people no longer enjoy the series or that they prefer the previous games? Even MW3 The game on which we ragged so much has more players online on any given day than BO2.

Every year COD loses a significant number of players to their new game, just a musing.

Leauge play averages less than 3000 players.

To me it seems that MW3 must have disgraced the series and that these last two games have been serverly lacking in terms of overall performance, granted BO2 is an improvment over MW3 but the numbers do tell a tale.

 

~B

  • Re: Player Count/COD Series
    BukLau101

    Balthamous wrote:

     

    granted BO2 is an improvment over MW3 but the numbers do tell a tale.

    The bar wasn't exactly set very high.

    Balthamous wrote:

     

    Now I still play BO1 There are on average 800,000 people online.

    I highly doubt that 800 000 people are still playing Blops 1 .

  • Re: Player Count/COD Series

    3arc fakes there numbers you really believe there's

    30k ppl in league one day then the next only 2.5k

    Kill confirmed 115k then next day 55k

    3arc been faking nu mbers since bo1

  • Re: Player Count/COD Series
    Izjar11

    Less amount of players the better as far as I am concerned! Glad to see those who can't play, who probably have terrible connection, low self control leave and play another game!

  • Re: Player Count/COD Series
    zvers

    Where do you get your numbers? I played MW3 on Sunday and Core TDM had 38k people playing while BO2 had 100k!!!! That was the largest player count in ALL the gametypes. Do people just make this crap up? There are FAR less people playing MW3. BO1, I don't know since I haven't played it in a while.

     

    Seriously, just put the game in the PS3 and look for yourself. Unless you are from the EU where I have no idea how many people are playing.

  • Re: Player Count/COD Series
    ghamorra

    It took MW3 until late summer for the numbers to drop below 300k, Black Ops II was averaging 200k previous to the last patch. I think this is due to the horrible attention to detail. I know I've already had 3 full weeks of not even considering playing this game. It just doesn't hold my attention as much as previous titles.

     

    I love Call of Duty, I just don't feel the love back

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    Don't kid yourselves guys.

     

    It's going from strength to stength:

     

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/12/07/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-sales-d ont-point-to-franchises-decline/

     

    A quick excerpt for those who won't read it:

     

    The fact is, Call of Duty games are selling millions of units every year, and Black Ops 2 made over $1 billion in sales in its first 15 days on the market. Unless success is only measured by each game outdoing the next infinitely then I’d say Call of Duty remains very much a successful franchise.

    • Re: Player Count/COD Series
      zvers

      Good article Spoons. I just hope they are focusing on making the next PS4 CoD epic and keep the online issues to minimum. I know, wishful thinking....

    • Re: Player Count/COD Series
      WolfRidge

      It is still a really strong franchise, but nothing is too big to fail, just look at the banking crisis, Lehman Bros thought they were too big to fail.

       

      It's not that I wish too see it fail but rather would like some sort of evolution which I'm sure Next-Gen will deliver.

       

      I've taken a break from COD (1 Month) and have been playing some PC titles like ARMA, the change in pace is refreshing.

       

      Why would players want essentially the same game? year in, year out.

       

      I think Black Ops 2 has lost player numbers, the reason I think this is because hardly anyone on my friends list is playing anymore.

  • Re: Player Count/COD Series
    pj600r

    Activision has already taken you're money for the games I don't think they really care who's playing what game in the series, they've already made the profit.

     

    If it was pay to play (like WoW) it would be a different story they would probably put more effort in as it would definitely harm profits if no one was playing.

     

    Who knows perhaps the next COD will take on this option as we don't know for sure how the next gen consoles will be set up, don't forget they make no profit from pre-owned games, this would rectify that.

     

    Going back to the figures for each game I've seen more players on MW3 than BO2 a few times but never by much and it's usually just after a patch or update, I've never seen more players on BO though.