Cowen and Company looked at data on Call of Duty Advanced Warfare preorders, and compared this with the preorder and sales numbers for the last few titles, before coming to this conclusion.
It was bound to happen.
I just hope the decline means devs move away from trying to only do fps games, last gen was a drag with mostly fps being made imo @hewhowalks Yeh its a good start, I want all genres to flourish but last gen was controlled by FPS and I hated it, I did enjoy a bunch of the FPS games but it seemed thats all anyone wanted to make, I an hoping this gen with the extra ram and gpu power the new consoles have we get a nice amount of open world games including open world Jrpgs.
I think that shift has already begun. Thus far, this gen doesn't feel like it's headed in that direction, with many different types of genres seeming to be getting treatment (and the survival horror sub-genre looks to be returning - yay!).
The problem isnt that everyone wants to do an fps, the problem is the WoW effect all over again... publishers do not want to make their own game, they want to make CoD again. Even when they do have a good game in their hands, they infect it with the CoD syndrome thinking it will hit the mass market and make them more money.
I wouldn't turn my back against an entire genre. There just isn't too much innovation going on. Games like Superhot give me hope.
These are the same guys who predicted Destiny would sell 'at least 15 million' copies... All they do is make suppositions based on pre-order data.
I don't think we need an analyst to tell us COD has peaked -__-
Pretty much. CoD hit it's peak with MW3 and it's been downhill ever since. Granted CoD selling worse is better than most games best sales. It'll take time before the activison effect fully takes over CoD. Same thing happened with guitar hero, tony hawk and will probably catch up with skylanders as well.
prepare for the future!!! indies all day!!!!! WOOOOO
It was bound to happen. The thing is if this COD is any better than Ghost, and if this COD innovates on some level, then I can see this COD climbing back up the sales charts like previous CODS. If people don't like it then they won't be sticking around or picking it up. They'll just be a bunch of COD in denial that its a good or supposedly different game. (Ghosts)
To bad it was 6 years to late and already completely fucking desecrated the competitive shooter genre = / And people wonder why I play League and SC2, there isn't a legitimate competitive shooter on the market...
This year they've tried to mix COD up a bit but a lot of people, more so the casual gamers who I have on Facebook seem to dislike the futristic setting.
if-only-Dev.-get-the-hint-open -world-fps-gaming-is-dying bring-back-old-school-style-g aming. before-anyone-ask SPACEBAR-is-broke.
* Initial first 2 week sales will be down compared to last 2-3 COD games. * After that, once word of mouth gets out that COD:AW is much better than Ghosts ( if that is the case), then the sales will pick up and they will have a nice increase in sales from week 2-3 and throughout 2014. * It would basically alter how the sales usually happen and when the peaks happen. * Once it's Prove...if it's proven, that COD:AW is better than ghosts....then and only then will the sales pick up at a rapid pace and prove these analysts wrong.
I hope so.
This shit of franchise have ruined one entire generation. I hope this game disapear forever of video game market.
Can you elaborate? How has it ruined anything? People always have to hate on what's popular. @Zordon below -Day early access -Double XP -1 free bonus map -2 free guns -Advanced arsenal bonus I'd say that's a pretty decent preorder bonus, try doing some research first.
A man hopes those sales get spread out more and not turned into ios sales or no sales.
Really? I (and probably some others) made this prediction quite a while ago.
I dont think Ghosts helped any lol
cod ending? that's like an end of an era lol
Good, the FPS market was over-saturated last gen and many good developer's died off because they tried to replicate the success of the CoD series.
Maybe people have wised up and are going to wait for the reviews first, but just because they didn't pre-order doesn't mean they aren't going to buy the game.
I really think it's because of the exclusive deal with Microsoft, last gen the Xbox 360 was more popular to play on so it makes sense for the deal with Microsoft, this gen with sony leading and being the more powerful and popular console Activision should have went with Sony this gen. Look a destiny it wasn't a great game but with the hype sony have right now developers should take advantage of it.
Your biased is showing.
That's rich, coming from you.
Finally !!! Put the final nails in its coffin already. Gamers, stop buying this recycled garbage every year. Force them to make other, new games.
They should go back to their roots and do a WWII shooter. A proper Normandy beach battle.
I think this is almost 100% because of ghost. Its one thing that the game was God awful, it just stung more because the reviews made it seem like it was a good game. Ghost was so bad I actually regretted buying my ps4 for a little bit because it was my only game. I had a party at my house and somebody stole my copy of ghost and I wasn't even mad, that's how bad that game was.
Map paks can only get you so far. Sure they are different but not by much. This is coming from a fps player.
I think if they come out with a Black Ops 3 it will break The Cod sales record imho. I can honestly say the Black Ops series is probably what everybody looks foward to the most when it comes to cod now.
What does this mean ? Does this mean that the cod franchise will end ?
i can put my life on it that this game will sell big!! and sell more than any other game that's out for next gen consoles with the exception of GTA5 coming to ps4 because at the end of the day, call of duty has one of the biggest fan bases out there and the cod fans will stick with it no matter what. From experience having worked at a Gamestop retailer... people don't pre-order games early unless there offered (exclusive pre-order content) like DLC or other free stuff.people usually just pre order it a day or 2 before it hits shelves. the reason pre-orders are in place is to give retailers an idea of how many copies to order in so that they are not left badly over or under stocked or to accommodate people who are buying online. This Analyst needs to do more analysing before he/she goes saying the game won't sell because of pre-order numbers because well that's just retarded!
This is good news. Hope it comes true.
Maybe is the fact that there is nothing truly next-gen about it anymore. Not really moving in any new and exciting direction. I use to play COD until BF4 got my attention. Hopefully Warfare rekindles that love for the series.
Black Ops 2 was a bad sign, and Ghosts sealed the deal for me. Haven't really had fun since Modern Warfare 2. 3 was decent, but you could tell the core staff at Infinity Ward had left due to Activision's stupid lawsuit.
*Waiting for Michael Pachter prediction that COD sales will rise before I confirm this as true
This what happen when u over milk a franchise at some point ppl gonna get tire, I'm still playing Black Ops 2 and I don't feel like I have to get Advance Warfare day 1 or anytime soon
After so many COD games some people were bound to get bored of the franchise.
Good, one less fps on the market.
It's what happens when you release a game very single year. People will get bored of it
I don't know. Aren't the CoD games juggernauts when it comes to people buying them are Pre-ordering? them seems to always be larger than last years numbers. I don't really care for the series, since i'm not in multiplayer online games only. Sure, CoD has a single player story, but I have heard it sucks. I played one of the CoDs, the one for the Wii, and the story was hand-holding. I could just stand around in an area and my AI would take them out. I guess I prefer shooters where i'm alone and can suck up the atmosphere, like in the Half Life series.
IBesides being painfully obvious I've written a few comments about the lack of excitement over new Call of Duty games. I've actually tried to share some advice but.. lol they ain't listening! First make COD a once per generation video game. A couple of dlc pak's for armory skin's map' etc. (you guys have already been doing this so...) B Go backwards in time not forwards. You're turning this franchise into Halo and... it suck's One of my last suggestion's was for getting some fans back on Nintendo platforms I called it Blackest Op's . A Wii U game that is Black Op's One with all the dlc on disc (hd voice chat all the good's), a couple new guns skins and map's for new dlc cash. They already have all this made! All they would have to do is put a Wii U sticker on it, bump it hard at e3 and people would flip out!!!! Heck I'd buy it!
im sick of them. only way I am getting another is if they go back to WW2. or dirt cheep
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