Black Ops smashes records on Xbox 360 and PS3

Despite Microsoft claiming that the Xbox 360 is the only place to play Call of Duty: Black Ops, it would appear that the latest in the premier shooter franchise has been a success on both consoles, with both Microsoft’s Don Mattrick and Sony’s Jack Tretton claiming a slice of the Black Ops pie.

Call of Duty: Black Ops has been an incredible success on PlayStation 3,” says the Sony boss. “Treyarch’s latest efforts are driving unprecedented traffic to the PlayStation Network with the flagship online experience this holiday season.”

Mattrick made sure to big up Xbox Live while paying verbal tribute to Black Ops: “With a record-breaking performance on Xbox Live, home to the world’s largest Call of Duty gaming community, Call of Duty: Black Ops has already carved out its legacy as one of the biggest video games in history.”

The game has generated over $650 million since it launched this month, and has smashed Xbox Live records, with 5.9 million hours logged in by 2.6 million unique gamer profiles. It’s already generated over $100 million more than Modern Warfare 2. Pretty big console success, in case you couldn’t guess!

Meanwhile, a representative of the PC community had this to say: “Huh.”

Sony and MS dispute ‘best for Black Ops’ claim – as game smashes Xbox Live records [CVG]

Jim Sterling