Over 1.3 Million People Play Call of Duty 4 Online Per Day; Halo 3 Sheds a Tear


Mark Rubin, producer at Infinity Ward, recently revealed that Call of Duty 4 gets ”between 1.2 and 1.3 million users every day” online. So why do I say it’s more than that in the title of this post? Because that number is only for the Xbox 360 version:

“There’s even more on the other platforms [PS3 and PC], but we just don’t have the same numbering system. Overall, even without the other consoles, we are beating the competition. PS3 numbers are monstrously huge. No other game has come close, either online current, or total unique users in a day.”

Rubin went on to comment on the ongoing back-and-forth rivalry with Halo 3 on which game would get the top spot for Xbox Live users:

“We’ve created a lot of heartache for a lot of companies who go up against it. I think Halo’s website says they get something around 845,000 to a million [per day].”

In a word: ouch. And these numbers are without any extra maps being released. I can only guess at what will happen when people get some more goodies to mess around with. Now, let the inevitable ”Halo 3/Call of Duty 4 comment pissing match” commence…

Via Eurogamer

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13 Comments on Over 1.3 Million People Play Call of Duty 4 Online Per Day; Halo 3 Sheds a Tear


On March 31, 2008 at 12:59 pm

sweet! now lower the price and i’ll buy it :]

Spectre J

On March 31, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Halo is just not for some people, myself included. It does not give me the same thrill that Call of Duty does. I played Halo 3 online for about an hour and have not touched it since. I play Call of Duty 4 almost every night for about an hour and a half to two hours.


On March 31, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Tbh, I like Halo better (maybe because I haven’t played cod4 yet, but I’ve played 1-3). Still, good to see fps games taking dominance.


On March 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm


I have played every major CoD (1,2,3,4), and i have to say that CoD4 is way different than the others in the series. It’s the best of ‘em and it’s a really fun and engrosing experience.


On March 31, 2008 at 2:47 pm

I think Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 compliment each other. I was obsessed with Halo 3 for a few months, and when COD4 came out, I wouldn’t touch Halo 3.. now I see myself back playing Halo again because I need a change of pace every once and a while. I predict everyone going back to Halo 3 when there’s enough CoD4 in their systems, or vice versa.


On March 31, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Halo 3 suck
360 suck


On March 31, 2008 at 3:34 pm

# sandcracka says:
March 31st, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Halo 3 suck
360 suck

Amen to that LMAO!

havoc of smeg

On March 31, 2008 at 4:41 pm

personally i was hugely disappoint with the overhyped halo 3. just wasnt exciting or entertaining and had, to me, lousy weapons.
COD4 on the other hand was exciting and fun to play and is currently my favorite 360 game. period.

Doctor Obvious

On March 31, 2008 at 5:28 pm

I always thought Halo 1 was the best one, then came Halo 2, and I still thought Halo 1 was better, then it was Halo 3, and I think Halo 2 is better than Halo 3.
So from best to worst it goes:
Lord help us if they ever make a Halo 4


On March 31, 2008 at 5:34 pm

CoD4 only fails at LAN parties. Still, Halo 3 is a lot of multiplayer fun.


On May 5, 2008 at 4:21 pm



On June 19, 2008 at 12:39 am

what is the dilly ho


On December 13, 2008 at 8:11 pm

:lol: help i cant play cod4 on here?