One Million People Are Paying for Call of Duty Elite

Never mind that the rollout for Call of Duty Elite, Call of Duty's stat tracking and social service, hasn't been smooth, Activision is sending out a press release this morning to proudly announce that it's sold one million premium accounts. Congrats!

GameStop alone sold 600,00 Elite membership.

According to Elite's status page, "Service Is Intermittent". However, all premium and Founder members should have full access to the service. If you are one of the four million who signed up for a free account, then be patient as Activision slowly opens the flood gates.

Previously, Elite's developer told Kotaku that it was going to take a "couple of weeks" to get the service fully functional.

"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."

As I previously mentioned, the status page reads "Service Is Intermittent". So you might want to try Elite, but that could mean you won't be able to do so. Sit tight, people! Four million CoD players is a lot.


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