Submitted by alexmac 326d ago | article

Why Call of Duty: Ghost’s Might Have Trouble Outselling Battlefield 4

There has been a fanboy fueled debate that has started a controversy over which game will sell the most, Call of Duty: Ghost’s, or Battlefield 4. Most of these debaters are ignorant fans of either series, and only give opinions, when there is many fact you can utilize. These facts might not be so friendly to either side, but life isn’t fair, right? (Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

ATi_Elite  +   326d ago
cause people might be tired of COD with it's copy and paste attitude. ( I doubt it though cause COD as it has it's own fans that just LOVE IT.)

But BF4 will do very well cause DICE has done a tremendous job making it!

Each will sell well so it doesn't matter.
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jimbobwahey  +   325d ago
I was surprised to see Killzone Shadow Fall outselling the Xbox One version of COD Ghosts every time I look on the Amazon bestsellers chart. It's something that I never thought I'd see happening, but it will be nice to see IPs such as Killzone/Battlefield/TitanFall /Destiny knock COD off the top spot and introduce some variety and diversity to the online FPS genre.

My only current concern is that EA runs the Battlefield franchise into the ground like Activision have with COD. When you stop to look at how often EA has been pushing out shooters like Battlefield/Medal of Honor with the same regularity that Activision has been pushing COD games, it raises concerns that Battlefield will be just as tired and worn-out in a few years. Hopefully that's not the case though, I'd much rather see interesting IPs given breathing room rather than being crammed down consumers throats with annoying regularity.
Agent-86  +   325d ago
I don't think it'll be the case since Battlefield will be on a 3 year rotation with Battlefront and Titanfall. The Battlefield game series should continue to stay fresh since they can also alternate different versions of it in as well: 2142 and Bad Company need sequels sometime (even WWII could be revisited).

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KiLLeRCLaM  +   325d ago
I would love a WWII version of this series! Remake Battlefield 1942..
NarooN  +   325d ago

Well, they did release Battlefield 1943 a few years ago. They also did Battlefield: Vietnam after BF1942, and they did an homage to that game with the release of Battlefield Vietnam expansion for Bad Company 2 a few years back.

What we really need is a Battlefield 2143!
alexmac  +   325d ago
@agent-86 Battlefield is in a 2 year rotation, not 3 year.
FoodleFumper  +   325d ago
Battlefield 2143 will be Starwars Battlefront.
Lisica  +   325d ago
True. I believe they are going to run it into the ground.

Their main goal was to beat COD. You have to slowly become a COD to beat it.
hqgamez  +   325d ago
True, it was all about the money tho. Why fix something that was working. That is how COD saw it.
Battlefield was more like that underground working around the clock to be better then the king. When it was time to shine, boom ads everywhere like the COD method. I only fear knowing that BF is under EA it's also about the money. When BF takes over COD fanbase. I fear the worst is if BF becomes the new COD because of the money. This is what I fear. Something rockstar can do, but they decided to keep it fresh. not about the $
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   325d ago
Not trying to start anything but Battlefield will never outsell a CoD game. They haven't yet and won't. I still love the Cod formula and it plays perfectly. The only people that really complain about it are the ones that suck at it.
Dancinsolo  +   325d ago
That sounds like you are trying to start something.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   325d ago
Just facts bro @dancinsolo
T2  +   325d ago
My opinion is that the cod formula is boring. And no im not bad at it ... Red tiger m14 and g3 in mw1 ...was fun but battlefield nailed it with epic scale
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Funantic1  +   325d ago
I agree Ovoxo. I bought 2 copies of Battlefield 3 for my brother and I and we both came back to COD. I tried it but it seem like the action wasn't as fast paced or exciting as COD. The maps were so large that people don't seem to stick together, wandering their own way. I'm debating on BF4. I'll have to see more to be sure.
Surt  +   325d ago
What the hell you smoking? the reason that my 7 yr old niece can come number 3 on the board right below me IS A CON NOT A PRO. LOL Will it outsell BF4? How the hell would I know, I know this tho.. just like that justin barber kids music, COD IS GARBAGE. Play more FPS games.
play17boy  +   326d ago
Maybe because Battlefield 4 is actually next gen game and COD ghost is just a current gen port.
alexmac  +   325d ago
Yeah COD looks pretty disappointing this year.
princejb134  +   325d ago
looks disappointing every year
they just added a fancy new way to drop shot and the ability to lean over walls and they call that revolutionary
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   325d ago
@princejb134 )does jb stand for Justin Bieber? lol) Well to even the arguement here, what has Battlefield 4 done to "revolutionize" the series? Have 1 big pre-scripted skyscraper fall the exact same way every single time? Please enlighten me sir.
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T2  +   325d ago
@oxo - bf is always adding vehicles , weapons, destruction ... A lot more going on
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   325d ago
How is it a next-gen game when it's also ported to the PS3 and 360? What a fail! Go try somewhere else troll
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mrmackey007  +   324d ago
the ps3 and 360 editions are going to be very watered down versions of the game, as it was with battlefield 3. COD is so shitty both next and current-gen will run it fine.
JunioRS101  +   325d ago
I would love if bf4 outsold ghosts but it just won't happen. bf4 is the better game, but there are way less people attached to the bf franchise than to the cod franchise.

even if bf4 was perfect, i think advertisement and momentum would compensate more than enough for cod's corner.
alexmac  +   325d ago
But people are increasingly becoming tired of Infinity Ward/Treyarc's shit...
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   325d ago
@alexmac Says who? The only ones complaining are the cod haters that wish Battlfield will outsell Cod and it just won't happen. Cod is a perfect pickup and play game with quick matchmaking instead of the stupid player-created lobbies which are a joke btw. Also everyone says Cod is such an easy game to play but yet you get mad when a 10 yr old whips your ass tho. If it's so simple then you should be the #1 player every single match. You're just another butt-hurt BF fan. The BF series hasn't done anything new from BF3 to BF4.
T2  +   325d ago
You just knocked the best feature of bf. Player created servers have great variety and bf is a quick drop in play too just drop in on a team deathmatch ... They have that too , except after playing objectives tdm seems boring
...cod is easy , unless you actually try to get gold snipers, semi auto , etc ... Most people use the same 3 guns
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alexmac  +   325d ago
@OVOXO_Mike You sound like a butt-hurt fanboy for a game that hasn't changed since 2007.
Feralkitsune  +   325d ago
Maybe among the type of gamer who goes to site that focus around gamers. But, we aren't the majority.
Belking  +   325d ago
COD will outsell it.
M-M  +   325d ago
Thank you for for stating the obvious Belking.
yeahokchief  +   325d ago
GTA will outsell both. This article is pointless.

BF4 also won't do as well because BF3 wasn't anywhere near the level of quality BFBC2 was on PS3. Alot of my friends who were hardcore BFBC2 players barely logged any hours in BF3 myself included. They really let us down.

CoD will always do well because it's not about the game so much as the social environment those players are accustomed to. Although if it were ever going to be challenged then I'd say releasing next gen against a ton of superior competitors would be the time to dwarf its sales.

Anyways i dont really care who sells what because i know what i'm playing.
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T2  +   325d ago
Bfbc was awesome but I also love bf3 ... Nothing wrong with it , just a bigger game
Caleb_H  +   325d ago
CoD is dying. You can scream sales at me all you want and say, "but those iw guys make millions so it's not dying", but the truth is that CoD is all but gone. Especially with next-gen on its way in, gamers are going to be looking for something that really takes advantage of next-gen capabilities. As strange as it would be, I can see Tom Clancy being the CoD killer, how's that for irony?
Brix90  +   325d ago
I love the Tom Clancy games can't wait for The Division but I think diversity is great. I think COD sales will drop this gen to good numbers but not record breaking because this gen seems to have a big selection.
Mini0510  +   325d ago
I think you are just dreaming. You already stated sales means nothing to you. LOL
A game dies even though it sells millions. I want to see that. Also interested on how it happened. HAHA
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GiggMan  +   325d ago
I'm getting both eventually. Battlefield for online multiplayer and CoD for local multi. Killzone is day one of course due to awesomeness...
kornbeaner  +   325d ago
I don't think BF will outsell CoD on the current gen base. But I think XB1 and PS4 early adopters will not settle for something that looks slightly better than last-gen, so I think that is where BF4 will have a chance to not only beat CoD in sales but set themselves up to become the shooter of the upcoming generation of consoles.
310dodo  +   325d ago
Honestly its only Sept.
Battlefield 4 will sell more then Battlefield 3. when its ll said and done.

Ghosts might not sell as well as Black Ops 2 did. But that "drop" is like only 11 Million sold.

I am getting Ghosts day 1, and BF4 for Xmas.
cannot wait
JustPlay4  +   325d ago
I don't see the point in comparing these two there completely different games, some people like COD like me and some people like BF that all there is to it.

I don't hate BF I just think it slow and kinda boring but that just me, others will disagree
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alexmac  +   325d ago
I didn't pick the argument the community did.
KiLLeRCLaM  +   325d ago
slow and boring? You have not played BF.. Try watching some videos on youtube bud..
Mini0510  +   325d ago
That's his opinion. Get over it.
T2  +   325d ago
True every cod player states this but its obvious they never played metro , damavand, hell they had a whole map pack for cq ... Easy rack up 50 kills no different than cod
venom06  +   325d ago
what a stupid aritcle.. just trying to make some FLAMEBAIT..
AceBlazer13  +   325d ago
Sad to say the better game doesn't always get the sales to match.So I think COD *shudders* will outsell battlefield.
JasonXS12  +   325d ago
I know for sure that the amount of COD player on PC have been declining since MW3 but I have no doubt that Ghosts will still sell rather well. BF4 will sell really well as well but I believe COD will outsell BF4 just because the fanbase is bigger.
USMC_POLICE  +   325d ago
I used to be huge into call of duty. I was in my teens when 1 and 2 came out on pc/ps2 they were amazing and the multiplayer was addictive. The last call of duty I loved was world at war and that was only because I loved the ww2 setting. Now it's the same crap yearly and it appears that we will never see a WW2 game again. Call of duty now is a slap in the face to us original true fans. Ill stick with battlefield for now.
jairusmonillas  +   325d ago
COD doesn't have 64 players on console.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   325d ago
One of the first years in along time where i'm seeing way more hype for BF then COD.

Whenever someone brings up their list of pre-orders or most wanted next gen games BF4 always makes the list.

Nobody seems to be talking about COD.Doesn't mean it won't sell like hot cakes, but this may be the closests battle between the two yet.
Agent_hitman  +   325d ago
I love Battlefield games but let me tell you this guys, 3-5 years from now you will be tired and say the same sh!t against BF games if you see same mechanics and all the gameplay on BF6-7.. That's the disadvantage of the popular franchises if they stop innovating.
MaverickStar7  +   325d ago
As a fan of both I'm looking forward to Battlefield 4 more and have been leaning the Battlefield way since Bad Company, but I've heard this argument for years. I don't see it happening, but it will be closer than its been in the past. No doubt I'll be buying both and playing a ton of both.

I think two factors really play in. The AVERAGE consumer is more likely to keep buying sequals to the game they already play than switch to something new. And second, the whole youtube/esports/mlg wannabe/I only play COD crowd is a large part of the sales and a driving force in the hype machine.

Eventually, no matter what series you will get tired of it because all these series have core formulas they have to retain or they become something else completely. Plus with a new generation comes new ideas, new tastes, and new possibilities.
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FoodleFumper  +   325d ago
CoD and Battlefield are two different types of games in the illusion of the same package. The biggest threat to CoD is Titanfall.

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