Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops outsells PS3 version in the UK

GFK Chart-Track data has confirmed that the 360 version of CoD: Black Ops outsold the PS3 version in the UK. We'll take a wild, crazy, totally unjustified guess and say that this is probably also the case in North America. Would that surprise you? OF COURSE IT WOULDN'T. It's so unsurprising that this article only serves as flame war kindling. There, I said it!

OK, just kidding. There is some information worth informing you of, such as that, according to the report, PC (boxed copies), DS and Wii only claimed 3% of Black Ops' sales. Well, I don't know if that was worth informing you of, but it is kind of funny.

Right, so about the 360/PS3 war. The PS3 version of Black Ops was particularly buggy, and though Treyarch has been busy patching it, perhaps that contributed to it claiming 42% of UK sales to the 360's 55%. But probably not. We'd guess that it's just because more consumers own 360s - in July of 2009, Chart-Track reported 3.9 million 360s sold in the UK. The PS3 did not surpass 3 million until last January, according to Sony. So, there's that.

And anyway, we all know that the PC is the superior system. Just kidding, again! Play it on whatever you want! But the 360's upscaling does look like ass when you put it next to the PC version's clear-as-day 1080p, so if you're a PC loyalist and are the type to start arguments about this kind of thing, here's some ammunition courtesy of Eurogamer.

But please don't. Or, if you do, be sure to do it in the comments of this article so that we can translate your self-importance and my dismissive sarcasm into traffic.

...I'd punctuate that with an evil laugh sound, but I don't have one on hand, so this'll have to do.

[Source: CVG

Nov 15, 2010


  • Reubenguy - November 18, 2010 7:40 a.m.

    I just don't get why the console versions do so much better. upgrading your PC or even getting a new one able to play these games well doesnt cost much...especially considering how Xbox 360 and PS3 titles cost $20 more than the PC versions(i live in NZ) plus PS3's faulty online and Xbox 360's monthly cost JUST TO PLAY ONLINE. Over a couple of years playing PC is just cheaper... plus it is way easier to play in general(iv palyed all 3 versions and PC has best aiming, graphics and movement- pretty much foundation of gaming) plus console versions have auto aim that nobody seems to notice BUT I DO (all you console noobs in denial are just sad its incredably obvious and would make FPS on console impossible without it. with everyone having auto aim what is even the point of playing!!!! crazy
  • SAUGAPRIME - November 17, 2010 2:58 a.m.

    I'm not brainwashed like most of the people in this world, to spend a 1000 bucks for a computer to make a video game look 5% better is crazy! Raman162 the reason it dosen't look better cuz it was a different game designers making the game. As a professional digital artist, art is a gift and game designers anybody can learn. Those infinity ward "cough" now respond is true artists first gamers second that's why it looked better it was there software to begin with.
  • Jesse1066 - November 16, 2010 11:07 p.m.

    You could get a decent computer, probably capable of running Black Ops at 360 equivalent settings, for around $600. That's about the same price as a console plus a few games (or a couple years of Xbox Live), and you could use it for other things, too.
  • Cleanser247 - November 16, 2010 5:32 p.m.

    I'm glad Black Ops did well. I'm enjoying it!
  • Bassist94 - November 16, 2010 4:31 p.m.

    @Sy87 $5000? Now you're just making stuff up, man, my PC cost £400 and it's on par with 360/PS3 in terms of graphics, beats them on frame rate and resolution.
  • Sy87 - November 16, 2010 1:57 p.m.

    The problem with pc gaming is that cost of it would you prefer spending $5000 for a gaming machine or $400. Plus there is all the special product needs for pc games. At least with a system you know the game will work. Anyway not surprised that 360 outsells. When you think about it not critisizing just being honest. The 360 controller is much easier to use. Play station may have worked in the past but now is a different time.
  • spideralex90 - November 16, 2010 4:45 a.m.

    @Jesse1066: The spec required to browse the internet and the specs required to play black ops on PC are extremely different. Just saying. It's cheaper to buy an Xbox over a computer that can actually handle most games at settings on par with xbox. I would be a pc player if it were the other way around. I love pc's.
  • papergoon - November 16, 2010 4:26 a.m.

    WII FTW! screw you all pc/xbox 360/ps3 losers fighting over graphics. We were the FIRST with motion control! Oh and, we've got mario and zelda and samus, nintendo owns everyone else! Sorry, just had to XD
  • BoondockSaint54 - November 16, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    Hey Tyler, how about the Canadian version? I heard it had unlockable hockey sticks to replace the crossbow. Just kidding. You're great.
  • keefster - November 16, 2010 3:41 a.m.

    I don't know why but this article was... awesome.
  • MJHAYLETT - November 16, 2010 2:29 a.m.

    This 'Article' is like saying water is wet! UK is 360 centric so um yeah work it out from first principles hmmmm.
  • PipBowl420 - November 16, 2010 2:27 a.m.

    Ahh.. gameplay is more important than graphics any game.. And yes... I even agree, that more gamers own a 360 (i only know 3 or 4 people with a PS3)
  • Crabhand - November 16, 2010 2:24 a.m.

    Am I doing it right?
  • Jesse1066 - November 16, 2010 2:21 a.m.

    It still surprises me that the PC isn't the dominant gaming system. Don't tell me you don't have one! Everybody who will comment on this article has a PC!
  • raman162 - November 16, 2010 2 a.m.

    pc FTW Why black ops doesnt look as good as modern warfare 2?
  • nomack67 - November 16, 2010 1:50 a.m.

  • ThatGamerDude - November 16, 2010 1:48 a.m.


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