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Activision Considering Taking Action Against Black Ops 2 Early Sale Retailers

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Posted on November 13, 2012 AT 06:00am

Activision has announced that it is considering taking action against retailers who broke Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s street date of November 13.

Many retailers went along with Activision’s rules and didn’t sell the game until midnight last night, even online retailer held back shipments until yesterday to ensure they didn’t arrive before today. However, not all retailers were this considerate and some decided to sell the game early, now the publisher is deciding what action to take.

“We take street dates very seriously. The vast, vast majority has held the line. Everyone wants the big community event at midnight when the sales come through. I am aware of some exceptions,” Activision marketing director Peter Hepworth told MCV. “We are looking at appropriate action. But we are pleased to say we have got the support of all of the retail partners, and they are not causing these issues. They want to help us celebrate it at midnight tonight.”

Yesterday Activision revealed that it wouldn’t reset the stats of anybody who played a legitimate copy of the game early as the fault lies with the retailers.

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