GAMING BLEND

Call Of Duty Elite Racks Up One Million Subscriptions

By Pete Haas 2011-11-22 08:34:36 discussion comments
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It's been about a week since we last ran a "Modern Warfare 3 is crazy popular" story so Activision sent along some new stats. It seems that Call of Duty Elite, the social gaming service that launched alongside MW3, accumulated one million paid subscribers in less than a week.

Call of Duty Elite hit the one million subscriber mark faster than Netflix, Hulu Plus, Sirius XM and Xbox Live. All of those services took around a year to get the same amount of subscribers. I suppose it's fitting, seeing as how MW3 had the biggest launch of any entertainment product ever.

Since the November 8th launch date, over four million gamers have registered for Elite. There are around three million logins per day. Users have made over 80,000 clans and uploaded 100,000 videos through Elite.

Still, COD Elite's debut was far from smooth. For the first week that the service was online, many users were unable to connect. Activision says that they've ironed out all of the issues now, though.

"The demand for Call of Duty Elite at launch was so overwhelming, that for the first several days, the service did not perform up to our or our fans standards. I want to personally thank our fans for their patience. Our teams have been working around the clock to get the service scaled up to meet demand," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing. "I'm very pleased to announce today that the service is now performing stably and anyone who wants to try Call of Duty Elite is now able to do so. Due to the scaling challenges we encountered at launch, we are giving all Call of Duty Elite premium Founder members an additional 30 days of the service free of charge."

If you're not already an Elite subscriber, you can get the bonus month by signing up for a sub by the end of November.
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