It would seem that the price point of Modern Warfare 2‘s Stimulus Package DLC wasn’t a problem for a large number of players playing the game on Xbox 360. According to a press release from Activision, the DLC sold over 1 million copies in the first 24 hours after its release and reached over 2.5 million by the end of the week. A rather large head count considering all the debate about its value.
The Stimulus Package map pack has been the subject of much controversy over the past few weeks because of its hefty $15 price tag. In the last week, information surfaced that suggested the price tag was as a result of an expensive advertising campaign. Nothing has slowed down this juggernaut of a game since its launch last November, and it’s not looking like that’s going to change anytime soon.
Modern Warfare 2 has sold over 10 million copies for the Xbox 360 worldwide with almost 7 million of those sold in North America. Considering more than 2.5 million gamers purchased the DLC through the Xbox Live, more than a quarter of the gamers who own the game for Xbox 360 felt it was worth it. This is where we really have to stop and ask ourselves a very important question: was the Stimulus Package really overpriced, or are game companies just undercharging us for other content we buy online? We here at Game Rant definitely feel like this is a precedent that we do not want to become the norm.