Be great if you could take those numbers at 8:30 am your time. Just thinking with the PS4 - Japan can skew the results as they only have the playstation,, and I would guess they would be early adopters. Only a thought.
Note: When I play in the evenings the X1 numbers can get down as low as 5500. Living in Australia, I would expect to play in the low ebb.
I think it is important to note that there is so much demand for different games at the moment. The next-gens have come to town with tried and true games such as Cod,, but also new favorites like Ryse. A lot of gamers would be sharing their time between games. Unlike, say when BO2 hit,, cod gamers would just gorge themselves on the one game.
Ghosts was not even close to a billion in sales. THey shipped a billion dollars worth of COD lego sets, games, headsets, t shirts and merchandise to stores. The sales are likely about half of what BO2 did. Judging by player counts, it might even be lower than that. Don't forget to add in the average 5000 players per night on the PC....Yes, its that bad.
Sony has higher numbers on current-gen AND next-gen this time around.
Even though I don't play TDM very often, I decided to include the numbers for it this time around because it's so popular.
Numbers represent, Thursday, 8:30am PST, on Dec. 5th, 2013)
PS4 XBone PS3 XBox360
Total Players: 17,576 10,472 143,934 118,562
Cranked: 483 253 5,511 5,392
Blitz: 299 160 3,592 3,520
KC: 963 444 7,178 6,700
Dom: 2,411 1,317 24,128 17,874
FFA 902 444 4,628 3,082
TDM 6,265 3,398 45,759 33,037
I have seen it at around 18-25 k on most nights on the X1. Far less than I expected. I am not going to say this game tanked in sales, but it did not come even close to there expectations and the fact that I see it on sale for $39.99 in a few different places only 1 month after launch tells me this game flopped.
This was a launch title for the new consoles. I don't know how activision put out a game that is this horribly bad . It seems like they take a step back more and more each year and give the community the exact opposite of what they want. or should have when it comes to a good FPS.
Current gen is expected. No fee for MP! I came from PS3 to one on Sunday. I'm in Chicago in the US and the numbers for say TDM are 6k to 8k when I've been playing this week. Domination is 2k to maybe 3.5k. Not many at all on next gen but since I went from Sony to xbox, I don't feel like switching between old and new right now.
I think the numbers are fun to look at, but the numbers will have exponentially more weight as we get closer to the holidays. I'm definitely curious.
Not the best numbers they've had at this point after release and before the holidays.
I agree that it might increase after the holidays, but not exponentially.