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Activision's  Call of Duty 4  Gets Wii Release
Activision's Call of Duty 4 Gets Wii Release
August 5, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander

August 5, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander
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Call of Duty 4 will receive a Wii release timed alongside the launch of Modern Warfare 2, says Activision.

Treyarch will handle the port, which specifically hits November 10. The developer's Call of Duty 4, which is subtitled Modern Warfare, has sold over 13 million units to date since its November 2007 launch.

This November, Activision has said it aims to make Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 the "biggest entertainment launch of all time."

With that aim in mind, the publisher recently re-attached the Call of Duty brand name to this latest title, after an OTX study found that consumer awareness of the game .

Recently, though, OTX said that keeping Call of Duty paired with Modern Warfare 2
contributed to a favorable shift in purchase intent for the game.


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Jr Hawkins
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This should be an interesting "test" to see if Mature titles w/ strong branding can thrive on the Wii. I hope it does well, but my business intuition says otherwise.

Danny Pampel
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Call of Duty 4 single player is a beautifully scripted game, the sniper mission is straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster. The controls for COD3 on the Wii is terrible, unless Treyarch fix it, COD4's beautifully scripted sequences will become a nightmare.

Chris Melby
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Jr H.,



On this"test," I'm fairly confident that the only reason they're porting this game for the Wii, is because COD:WaW sold 1.2 million. If anything, that was a test.



I haven't tried WaW on the Wii, only on the PC, but I hear the controls are good. I like the controls in Prime 3 and Conduit, so I'd be interesting in trying out COD 4 Wii -- even though I already have it on the PC.

Ken Masters
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@ Jr. Hawkins - What test? Call of Duty: World at War already sold over a million copies on Wii and this was confirmed again a couple days ago. Your intuition was already proven wrong over a year ago.

Danny Pampel
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Oops, I wonder if Jr is like me, I didn't realize they had put WaW on the Wii. COD3 was so bad and I've since got rid of the Wii (not because of that game) that I've been out of the loop on the games it has.

jayvee inamac
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the COD brand is just so strong that the "mature-titles-on-wii-don't-sell" doesn't apply to it. i expect this to sell well.

Eric Feliu
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Well that's the point. Brand name recognition sells games. Mature or casual. So the whole point mature titles don't sell on the Wii does not hold up if Call of Duty games sell well on the platform.

Ken Masters
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The Resident Evil games have sold over a million as well on Wii.

Sean Parton
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FTFA:



"With that aim in mind, the publisher recently re-attached the Call of Duty brand name to this latest title, after an OTX study found that consumer awareness of the game .[sic]"



Dropped? Skyrocketted? Pikmin'd? Eh?



No worries, I'm just pulling your leg Leigh. Clearly awareness skyrocketed :)



In other news, indirect results show people don't read TFA. News at 11.

Clayton Spears
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Hopefully this will help the "sellability" of the Wii to adult gamers. The Call of Duty Franchise definitely has some inflence in that area. http://www.theoutlawarmy.com


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