In news that displays the true stupidity of a handful of gamers, Activision reveals that over five million people were gullible enough to buy overpriced content for its Call of Duty franchise. That’s correct, between the months of April and June of 2010, Activision managed to sell five million downloads of its map packs — the majority of which being the newly released map packs for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
If you’ve been paying attention over the last couple of months, you’d know that the majority of these downloaders have been paying $15 per pack for the new MW2 maps. This number is an outrageous price for the quantity and quality of maps you’re receiving, especially considering the fact you’re buying recycled maps as well.
These impressive figures would be enough to push Activision’s title into the Top 5 list of units sold if the map packs were a retail package. Despite the ridiculousness of it all, it continues to get worse as the success of these map packs is what has truly spurned Activision to consider charging an online subscription fee for its widely successful shooter.
Are you one of the dopes who paid for this content and if so, does that mean you’d pay for a subscription fee as well?