The new Call of Duty game is kind of a big deal. As Shacknews reports, the franchise's Black Ops installment sold a whopping 5.6 million units on launch day—just under a million more than Modern Warfare 2 did on its opening day. Those figures are just for the North American and UK markets, and they netted publisher Activision a cool $360 million, making this the "biggest entertainment launch ever."
Reviews of the latest chapter in the Call of Duty franchise have been largely positive, with PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions of the title earning Metacritic scores of 87, 90, and 89, respectively. Actual gamers seem far less impressed than the critics, though. The Xbox 360 release currently has a user score of only 6.4, while the PS3 version is down to 5.7. PC gamers think even less of the title, which they're currently rating a 3.9 out of 10. Ouch.
I'm not surprised to see the title score lower with PC gamers than console folks. Our patience for ports is surely wearing thin. However, I didn't expect the game to score so poorly with users overall. That makes me a little hesitant to make time for the single-player campaign, especially since the PC gamers over at Metacritic gave Medal of Honor a score of 5.9.
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