Comments on: Fire in the hole: Call of Duty obliterates Hollywood box office http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/13/fire-in-the-hole-call-of-duty-obliterates-hollywood-box-office/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: M.J. http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/13/fire-in-the-hole-call-of-duty-obliterates-hollywood-box-office/#comment-369261 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 18:59:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19882#comment-369261 Yeah, movie tickets are 1/5th the price, however:
– You can’t pause them, or rewatch them
– You can’t watch them from the comfort of your living room
– You are forced to watch 15 minutes of Coca-Cola ads before the trailers even start
– You get, at best, 2.5 hours out of a film, whereas it took me about 5-6 hours to beat MW2 on regular difficulty, and I have every intention of at LEAST another full run-through, not including special-ops or multiplayer
– You only have to deal with your own children running around annoying the hell out of you while playing MW2
– The storyline and action in MW2 dwarfs just about every “blockbuster” film i’ve seen in the past several years
– I can resell a video game to recoup my losses, or return it (for store credit at the very least) if it’s an awful piece of garbage

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By: jusmailuck http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/13/fire-in-the-hole-call-of-duty-obliterates-hollywood-box-office/#comment-369222 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 03:51:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19882#comment-369222 While the game itself costs $60 a piece, the game itself had already sold OVER 2.2 million copies nearly a month before the title was released in pre-order sales alone.

Once the title actually hit the streets, it sold a staggering 7 million copies in a single day, world-wide (with about 4.2 million in the US alone).

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By: robert http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/11/13/fire-in-the-hole-call-of-duty-obliterates-hollywood-box-office/#comment-369218 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:57:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19882#comment-369218 uh, doesn’t this game cost $60? what do movie tickets cost, $10-$12?

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