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Submitted by thewildbeard 243d ago | news

Call of Duty sales tumble 50%, but how bad is it?

Call of Duty Ghosts sales drop 50% from 2012's Black Ops II (Call of Duty: Ghosts, PS3, Xbox 360)

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jackanderson1985  +   243d ago
upcoming new gen is obviously taking it's effect
Excalibur  +   243d ago
Exactly.
I don't see why this is so hard to understand that there are people waiting for the Next gen release.
Eonjay  +   243d ago
COD was still able to extract $1 billion from the human race... this is unacceptable.
TomShoe  +   243d ago
The fact that it's an ugly game and not nearly as fun as Blops 2 doesn't help.
static5245  +   243d ago
@Eonjay

Actually them selling $1 billion wasn't exactly true.
They SOLD IN $1 billion (which means thats how many units were sold to retailers)
The SELL THROUGH was less than COD:BO2( Which was actually sold to consumers)
Deltaguy  +   243d ago
thats what ive been saying lol...it's obvious people are buying the next gen versions
bestofthebest  +   243d ago
yea i think 50% are waiting for the next gen version
Rockstar  +   243d ago
Could be C.O.D. fatigue.
I don't think the sales numbers have anything to do with how bad the game is.

It hasn't mattered how bad it was in the past.
XB1_PS4  +   243d ago
I bought BO2, and i'm not buying ghosts because of the reviews. I'm included in those %50 numbers. If there are more like me, then that %50 is not going to be recouped on the new systems.
SL1M DADDY  +   243d ago
Been waiting on my copy for the release of the PS4. I'm sure that is not uncommon.
Wikkid666  +   243d ago
I bought the combo pack for $70...
LeCreuset  +   243d ago
Probably, but launch buyers tend to be more aware so that could be a problem for COD. Those are the customers most likely to know that there isn't much of a reason to buy a slightly improved game on consoles with a lower install base.
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MrSwankSinatra  +   243d ago
how bad will be determined when when we get actual numbers that include sales from Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U & PC. but i think it safe to say that there will be a another dip in sales when compared to black ops 2. it's inevitable, call of duty has been continuously losing market share since MW3.
Benjammin25  +   243d ago
Even though this has a lot to do with next gen consoles, I still don't believe overall sales will be as strong as previous cod's. There just hasn't been a lot of excitement for it this year. In fact, I don't know anyone who even bought it where I live.
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FreakdoutKid  +   243d ago
its because of next gen consoles
g-nome  +   243d ago
Not sure if COD is a good game to showcase next gen , but I suppose it should pick up about a million sales each on ps4 and one.
worldwidegaming  +   243d ago
Played it on current gen and its horrid. Not quite sure how much better it can get but we shall see.
MCTJim  +   243d ago
I suspect that come Friday here in the states, those sales figures will be different.
leahcim  +   243d ago
good news
GraveLord  +   243d ago
Yeah, it is good news. COD held up much better than other games.

"And comparatively, Ghosts has performed quite well. Battlefield 4 sales are down 69 per cent over Battlefield 3, while Assassin’s Creed IV sales are down 60 per cent of Assassin’s Creed III."
TheEnigma313  +   243d ago
Gamers are getting sick of the series. There only so much you can milk a series. This happened to rock band, guitar hero, and Tony hawk.

It's a lame excuse to blame next gen consoles for the sales drop.
BLAKHOODe  +   243d ago
I'd say it's a combination of factors. 1) Just general tiredness of the brand. 2) People switching to next-gen. 4) Stiff competition from several AAA launch titles. 5) Battlefield getting more attention than ever. 6) Economy.
KEEPNITREAL  +   242d ago
@ BLAKHOODe
%100 agree and also 7) negative reviews
Visiblemarc  +   243d ago
This is an example of how underestimated next gen is. I think the sales figures will surprise many.
MegaRay  +   243d ago
They got what they deserve haha. I mean ghost just released and the already announced a cod for 2014
DVAcme  +   243d ago
Even with the upcoming new gen versions, I'm pretty positive that Ghosts won't outsell BO2. I seriously doubt the added user base of current gen and new gen will reach those numbers. COD's due a slump in sales from franchise fatigue, I'm just amazed it took this long for it to kick in. People should also not underestimate the impact of Battlefield 4, cause that one really looks ready to tackle COD head on this new gen.
edgeofsins  +   243d ago
There is a good point that people are waiting for next gen versions. But the preorders for next gen versions seems to lag far far behind Killzone and I am sure Titanfall also contributes to the CoD dying thing.
medman  +   243d ago
Battlefield is coming up, Cod is falling down. I'm sure there are many out there like me a bit tired of the Cod annual formula. That, and I'm far more interested in next gen Killzone than a Cod not optomized for next gen consoles.
KEEPNITREAL  +   242d ago
@ medman
I'm in the same boat here , I love shooters ,but this time around I'm not as excited for COD like back then . Still preordered it though cause I know it's still fun . I'm more hyped for nextgen games like bf4,killzone,infamous,ryse,des tiny,titanfall,deadrising 3,the order 1886, halo 5 , ect!
r3f1cul  +   243d ago
i would love to say that people are learning the lesson of cod and how its the same game year after year... but only a small percentage of those numbers will be because of that
mrdeli  +   243d ago
The only they are 50% off are due to the next-gen launching on Nov 15th and Nov 22th.

I finished the single player today and the game is really fun.
quenomamen  +   243d ago
Im really disgusted with all of you ! Taking joy in COD sales drop and all, due to the lower sales Bobby ( Afro Puff ) Kotick will have to settle with buying only one Beamer for his old lady this Christmas not to mention his poor progeny, they'll have to settle for used Beamers this year,
USED ! If this keeps up he might to fire one of the maids. Shame on each and every single one of you !!
Grimhammer00  +   242d ago
Just so xbots know...titanfall lifetime exclusivity is for 1st game only ala mass effect.
Matt666  +   242d ago
It's COD and it's really bad there's campers everywhere and the perks help the campers even more, on addition to this the knife and throwing knife is still way over powered and the distance you can throw c4 is ridiculous and there still lag.

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