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Black Ops 3 is lining up to break sales records

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I’m obviously in the minority when it comes to Call of Duty fans as I never really enjoyed Black Ops 1 and 2. They were good and solid titles but I just never felt they added a ton of new ideas to the genre and were very much copied and pasted iterations.

However saying that normally results in a cross hair landing on my forehead as angry fans explode in anger and loathing and point to the million and one reasons that made Black Ops 1 and 2 better than anything else, except Modern Warfare 2. No one thinks that game can do any wrong. When Black Ops 3 was revealed earlier this year I once again didn’t get excited and will just wait and see what is revealed at E3 before booking my ticket for the hype train.

But it looks like again I’m missing something as the pre-order sales figures for Black Ops 3 is blowing everything out of the water. Now take these with a large dose of salt as they are VGChartz pre-order figures but apparently these are where we are sitting at the moment.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Xbox One)

Week 1 85,000
Week 2 174,584

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (PlayStation 4)

Week 1 58,878
Week 2 120,930

The X1 still has its expected lead as the dominant COD platform, which is rumoured to be changing at E3 this year, but the fact that they have pre-ordered close on 300k copies in only the second week that the title has been available to pre-order and before anything has been shown about the title is quite something. I spoke to a few industry members locally and the trend is being repeated in South Africa with the pre-order sales for Black Ops 3 already being quite far ahead of what they had for Advanced Warfare.

But then again the fact that you will get beta access if you pre-order is probably a large driver in sign ups. I suspect this will increase dramatically in the near future.

Last Updated: June 1, 2015


  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    June 1, 2015 at 13:13

    People are preordering without having even seen anything? Wow. Stupid is as stupid does.


    • Pariah

      June 1, 2015 at 13:13

      Pre-ordering CoD is a safe bet really, you already know what game you’re getting.


      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        June 1, 2015 at 13:15

        haha I see what you did there.


      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        June 1, 2015 at 13:16

        You’ve known for the last ten years that you’d get exactly the same thing from CoD….


        • Pariah

          June 1, 2015 at 13:18

          I disagree. Just a few years ago they added advanced fish AI. Totally changed the game.


          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            June 1, 2015 at 13:20

            They did?! That.Is.Insane! I heard they added dog AI, the most cutting edge, realistic and by far, gruelling AI, no one ever cared about…

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            June 1, 2015 at 13:25

            You mean him?

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            June 1, 2015 at 13:29

            Yep! Him!

          • rollingmol

            June 1, 2015 at 15:27

            DLC ony 10 dolla

  2. HairyEwok

    June 1, 2015 at 13:31

    If I had to have a favourite call of duty game it would be CS:GO


    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      June 1, 2015 at 13:47

      I agree, news for a new CoD is about as exciting as news of a flaccid penis…


      • Pariah

        June 1, 2015 at 13:51

        It does bring some funny comments to the fore though, which is always nice. 😛


        • Splooshypooh

          June 1, 2015 at 14:01

          Lol, fore… Do with that as you please.

          God i’m such a troll today


  3. N@te

    June 1, 2015 at 13:34

    I know people are always complaining how samey it is but really though how much different can a war themed FPS be from another? Battlefield 3 and 4 are both basically 1942 with bigger maps, physics and updated shooting hardware. Same as what CoD does, just way more often.


    • HairyEwok

      June 1, 2015 at 13:59

      No but you see this is where it gets interesting….. When you can’t really improve on something anymore you need to move on. Not go and recreate it over again. This goes for BF and CoD.


  4. Freeway

    June 2, 2015 at 02:07

    After the disaster know as Ghosts followed by a substandard Advanced Warfare I have low expectations for this. I recommend pre-ordering with $5 deposit and trying out the beta version in August and canceling the pre-order if the game doesn’t improve on the past two games. As for simply dropping $60 outright on another CoD dud, no thanks.


    • Gavin Mannion

      June 2, 2015 at 05:55

      I loved Advanced Warfare.. felt it was easily one of the better COD games


      • Freeway

        June 2, 2015 at 06:07

        Really? It felt a lot like Ghosts but with Exo suits. Had horrible scorestreaks among other things. Black Ops 2 was far superior.


  5. Lothy

    June 2, 2015 at 08:20

    The only and I mean only thing that might get me to buy this game is proper dedicated servers. Cause for some weird and wonderful reason, our local community has a hardon for death match and are so repulsed by the thought of another game mode.


  6. CoD Watch

    October 21, 2015 at 19:24

    It’s in direct competition with Star Wars Battlefront this year but considering how awful that game was based on the beta, Black Ops 3 will stomp it. As with nearly every Call of Duty title to date, I’m sure it’ll fly off the shelves. http://www.codwatch.com


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