Call of Duty pre-orders down 40% on last year

There's been a strange trend in recent years - in the run-up to a Call of Duty launch, people spring from the ether to say that the series is tired and terrible, before each new game goes on to make enough money to pay off cumulative world debt. It's been a series with perennial popularity - at least until now, if analysts Cowen and Company have anything to say about it.

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AngelicIceDiamond1349d ago

COD Ghost really took a hit on the franchise.

Foehammer1349d ago

Perhaps 40% of ppl decided to wait another week and get TMCC?

pompombrum1349d ago

Then 40% of ghost owners have good taste in games!

Masterchief_thegoat1349d ago (Edited 1349d ago )

Tmcc effect them i know i did. didnt buy no games until i was done pre ordering tmcc cant miss a value classic game where u get to play h2 mp again where skill are involved

Lightning Mr Bubbles1349d ago

YESSSSSSSSS!!! People are moving on to Destiny and other games.

I'll be glad when this turd of a franchise dies off.

ziggurcat1349d ago (Edited 1349d ago )

... or 40% of people just didn't want to pre-order a game they thought was going to be more of the same copy/paste nonsense that's been happening since MW2?

edit: funny, though, how you spin it to mean that they were waiting for an xbone exclusive...

opoikl1349d ago

And it took them this long to realize this? Any informed gamer knew in advance that Ghosts would be the worst CoD in existence just as everyone knows that Advanced Warfare makes a lot of wrongs right, or is at least a major step in the right direction. I skipped Blops2 and Ghosts but will get my copy of AW tomorrow in the mail.

Conzul1349d ago

I was on the fence about it but the moment I heard that they blocked SharePlay that settled it for me. Screw them.

I'll save that money for LBP3 and FC4, tyvm.

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Magicite1349d ago

unlike ghosts, this cod looks decent.

HeWhoWalks1349d ago

Unlike Ghosts, this CoD IS good!

Dramacydal1349d ago

Ghosts wasn't bad, but AW is insane! Best COD since MW2.

3-4-51349d ago

Ghosts, IMO, was the only actually "Bad" COD game.

The others were ok to great, for what they are.

* The initial pre-orders might have been down but this game will continue to sell through the holidays and into the beginning of 2015.

Halo:MCC won't hurt sales, but there are people who will take a week or two off from playing COD:AW, when Halo:MCC releases.

After a few weeks of that, COD:AW will pick back up again and both Games, along with Titanfall & Destiny will share the FPS market on XB1.

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IGiveHugs2NakedWomen1349d ago

The multiplayer/dude/bro/FPS is nearing the end of it's useful cycle. Let it die.

Fizzler1349d ago

Just as CoD is finally starting to strive for quality, more and more people are turning their backs on it, what a hilariously cruel irony.

Reddzfoxx1349d ago

Its yet to have been proven they strived for quality on the latest COD.

IW destroyed the series by consistently ignoring 99% of the fan base and only doing what the MLG players wanted.

Sledge Hammer in my opinion made the game too much like Titan fall which I bought and played 3 times before never playing it again.

Only Treyarch can save the series next year.

StrawberryDiesel4201349d ago

I agree about the Titanfall comment. I'm just coming off playing Titanfall like a madman as I just got the XBone in September. That being said, I have no doubt in my mind that Sledgehammer was instructed by Activision to make the game as close to Titanfall as possible just so they could steal those players back to COD. Activision hates Respawn without a doubt and would love to see Titanfall tank.

Scatpants1349d ago

That's what you get when you run a franchise into the ground, just ask Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero.

Muzikguy1349d ago

Rock Band, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy can go on that list too :)

DarkLord10031349d ago

That's a shame cause this time it's actually a different experience imo.

Lazyeye791349d ago

With the lack of 4 player split screen, I didn't pre-order or even buy (maybe when I can get it used). I'm waiting on Treyarch.

neocores1349d ago

4player split screen lol

Benjammin251349d ago

Yeah because getting your real life friends round for a few drinks and a couple rounds of Call Of Duty is so sad. All the cool people are playing online with ten year olds.

Scatpants1349d ago

maybe you should take a time machine to 1997

Muzikguy1349d ago

I think it's sad that with all the advances we are still falling backwards. Bigger TVs would make 4player split screen so much better than it was before IMO

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