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Call of Duty: Black Ops II first-year sales could be down 15%

Sterne Agee analyst says Activision shooter series looks like it's in for second straight year of declines. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Sinner101GR  +   1043d ago
Totally saw that coming.
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WilliamH  +   1043d ago
Activision has to give this series a year or two off, if they don't it will die & surprisingly quick at that
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momthemeatloaf  +   1043d ago
They don't care they're already rich from cod, they're gonna continue to capitalize on it every year until Bungies new game releases
Voyevoda  +   1043d ago
My PS3 keeps on randomly turning off while I am playing multiplayer. I spent more time restarting the system than actually playing. It's really fustrating.
ZeekQuattro  +   1043d ago
That sucks. You would think having worked with the PS3 for years they would get the hang of the PS3's quirks. Makes me think back to FO3:GOTY edition. I played that game ad nauseam. There were times when I would turn on my PS3 only for it to immediately shut down on me. I thought it was dieing. I then stopped playing FO3 and surprise the system works fine and doesn't randomly shut off anymore. The game froze a lot too so that probably stressed out my PS3.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   1043d ago
Buy the xbox version, looks and plays better
Muffins1223  +   1042d ago
Yea....i dont know why "LAZLO-Panaflex" got disagrees..what he said was true.The xbox version runs and looks better than the ps3 version..i guess just butt hurt ps3 users disagreeing lol
Skate-AK  +   1043d ago
I played for 5 hours last night and didn't freeze once. PS3 version.
ZeekQuattro  +   1042d ago
I believe you. It only started freezing on me after I got a little over half the game completed. Before that I only experienced slowdown particularly after V.A.T.S mode was initiated.
Fishy Fingers  +   1043d ago
Yeah, they'll be lucky to just break even...
WeskerChildReborned  +   1043d ago
So a Guitar Hero all over again? Anyway, i kinda hope they drop COD or at least put in more years for more quality. Milking is not needed and their's a reason why some devs don't wanna milk their series and that is because some devs actually care about their fanbase and the quality of the games, To me, Activision doesn't as long as they are making that money.
Adolph Fitler  +   1043d ago
Lengthen the campaigns instead of making them shorter every title.......I mean, where is the logic? As we become more skilled & versed in there formulaic, lazy approach, the quicker we can make progress, so the antidote to that is to make the campaigns longer, as people who ONLY play single player (or people like me who prefer single player, but enjoy both) are being skimped & there obviously going to realize it at some point.

After that, change the damn games up a bit. I mean, FC3 has proven that fps's still have HUGE potential for innovation & varied type gameplay.
They could have beaten Ubisoft to the punch if there developers were ALL that fanboys talk them up to be, by having an awesome, engaging story similar to FC3's, but instead of the whole holiday gone wrong theme, it could be more the captured as POW's in a warzone like NAM or the like, & escaping & surviving & killing & such, as FC3 does so brilliantly. Anyway, Activision are full of moronic corporate suits that just hammer the developers to forget re-inventing the wheel, & just to churn out more of what they've been doing since COD4 (hell, since COD1).

I mean, it's not much better that it's Ubisoft that are gonna reap the rewards for this, but it is better nonetheless. Just a shame so many great small developers are killed off, when they have gone against the odds & made brilliant games without the financial backing these games are afforded, & because these big games have such backing, the more innovative games are lost in a avalanche of mass marketing hyperbole crap.
unchartedxplorer  +   1043d ago
To be honest I think it's because of the bad port to the ps3 version. I haven't bought it yet because I want BO2 to smoothen out on ps3 first. Also it's because of Halo 4 on the 360 that is snuffing sales off BO2. Sales would probably pick up again later. Although with GTA V around the corner I'm not so sure......
Nodoze  +   1043d ago
They are going to Guitar Hero this one too. Then move on to the next title to exploit.

We call this the 'Scorched Earth' strategy.
carson_le_great  +   1043d ago
15% less sales is still very successful don't act like the game is a failure it still has more hardcore fans than most games
violents  +   1043d ago
yes but that's on top of how much they were down last year. So realistically they are like probably 25-30% down from Peak COD sales numbers. They have beat this horse to death and now they are seeing what that does to a franchise.

Or as everyone else keeps saying they are "guitar heroing it"
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venom06  +   1043d ago
its REALLY going to go downhill with MW4.... that cant do the future setting, because that's already been done with BO2... and they can't do a "copy and paste" of MW2, because that was done with MW3.. so what do ya do???
SOULJER  +   1043d ago
LOL. Activision is going to ride this game till the engine falls out.
firefly69  +   1043d ago
Hope it dies very fast!
Newsman  +   1042d ago
Only play this series when I get it for free

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