Yikes! 20 Million Call of Duty Map Packs Sold

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20 Million Call of Duty Map Packs Sold

Activision announces that the franchise has seen 20 million map pack downloads to date.




Since they were first offered, map packs for the Call of Duty franchise have sold in excess of 20 million units as of June 30, 2010. The figure was revealed in an Activision press release today."The Call of Duty franchise is unique in the world of entertainment and delivers one of the best multiplayer experiences ever," said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. "We are thrilled to deliver to fans exciting and engaging content that has the intensity they have come to expect from the franchise."
It's important to note that these are life-to-date sales of map packs for the entire franchise, and are not just for the two map packs that have been released this year for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The press release didn't offer up any specifics as to how many of the map packs were for MW2, which were each priced at $15, a price that many considered to be too expensive.
We know there is interest on Activision's part in turning the Call of Duty games into a subscription service. This milestone may ultimately be meaningless as far as the mega-publisher is concerned, but it is solid evidence that Call of Duty fans are willing to fork over additional cash even after an initial purchase as long as they're getting something in return.

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MaydaX

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Activision announces that the franchise has seen 20 million map pack downloads to date.
Not sure if that for all games or just MW2. If it's just for MW2 then we can kiss free map packs goodbye from other developers in the future which also may mean no map editors or mod tools.

The $60 PC price tag started with MW2 and now a growing number of games are doing it as well. Bug publishers do what makes them more money.
 

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That number is for all CoD games that offered DLC combined.

Still at $15 bucks a pop you would think they would support a title long after it ships with new content.
 
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