PlayStation is now the new home of Call of Duty. But what are the potential positives - and drawbacks - for Sony and the PlayStation faithful?
Im pretty sure
It's a smart move by Sony, a good way to combat Halo 5.
Not really a combat when both are on xbox. Especially since most gamers know cod is on xbox it's a pretty stupid move.
@Straya Not really stupid at all if it moves systems.
Combat Halo 5? That's interesting how so?
@angelic Halo 5 is one of the if not the largest FPS on Xbox. CoD is incredibly popular as well so Sony getting the exclusivity stuff for PS4 is likely to combat with Halo 5.
@stray, it looks to be a good move by sony before e3 amazons top 100 in the USA had cod x1 preorders were beating ps4 by a good margin but after e3 ps4 cod is beating x1 by a larger margin. So that cod 30 day dlc did help sell Xboxs and it will help sell ps4s. In the USA. Cuz PlayStation has beaten Xbox in cod sales already world wide. For the ones disagreeing look at the link x1 is behind http://www.amazon.com/best-...
Pretty much. Same with Battlefront as well.
It definitely will. With a better controller, and now the exclusivity, along with the simple fact that 22 million consoles have been sold, is enough to get ppl to buy for the PS4. To be honest, Sony was doing well without it. By the end of last gen, even despite it, Sony had caught up.
I agree. If you pay attention to amazon the XB1 version of BO 3 has been ahead since pre-orders opened. A day or two after E3 it dropped out of the top 100. While the PS4 version shot up into the top 20 and has been ahead since. Some people seem to try to convince themselves this won't have much of an impact on PS4 sales, but it's massive for a lot of dedicated COD players. Especially the younger audience.
But people will disagree even though its true
I hear what you're saying but if you're a dedicated call of duty fan, you've already made the jump to current gen. This was always going to sell more on ps4 because there are more ps4's in circulation. If you already have an xbox1, I don't see you buying a ps4 just to get the dlc a couple months earlier.
@Tinynuggins I've mentioned in another article i have a few friends who switched over to Xbox after Ghosts who are now coming back to PS4 because of early DLC. It's crazy to let something like DLC influence you hardware decision, but it's a big deal to a lot. You gotta keep in mind there are a ton of people who spend 90% or more of their gaming time on COD. Also all the young kids who want to be like their favorite COD pro or have desire to make it into the pro circuit.
There is no bad in this deal Sony took the rights away from Ms Sony can advertise this to causals like ms did for a while and get them to maybe buy a Ps4 to play this. Plus having exclusive period for dlc will surly boost sales This is my personal hope, I hope Sony release a limited edition call of duty bundle. Ms always had awesome looking consoles and and controller in call of duty bundle Sony will be able to move a lot of consoles because of 3 big marketing deals Mgs 5 and Ed limited edition bundle star wars marketing and call of duty Sony also had batman exclusive marketing and that will surly help too. You see these deals are not for us core gamers, these are for casuals who will buy whatever they see on TV advertisement. They don't visit gaming sites daily to know So to them word exclusive content/play the dlc first on ps4 means a lot more than it does to us
it's all bad because CoD is Satan. Especially CoD DLC. Anyone who pays money for exclusive DLC deals (or timed exclusives) is trying to lose everyone's respect in my book. It's pretty sad to see big companies announcing a timed-exclusive 5$ horse armor like it's something big that will bring people back to their system. If you're gonna make a big announcement, announce a full-blown exclusive game. No less
Yeah I feel the same way about TombRaider. That was just disrespectful in my opinion. I do understand it from a business point of view and I know how it benefits these firms. But it sucks for the consumer.
"If you're gonna make a big announcement, announce a full-blown exclusive game. No less" And make it extremely clear that it's exclusive. Like Street Fighter 5 for example. Really can't disagree with your edit.
lately, I keep hearing that this CoDs collectors edition will have a lot of the older zombies maps which have been remastered - if so, (instead of passing on bo3) I'm buying the game for sure - it'd be too much content to pass up. so, I'd be happy about the sony deal - while i didn't mind waiting for the previous bo1/2 zombies dlc, it'd be nice to get the maps first for a change.
The same good, bad and ugly when MS had the deal...so what's the point? /
Even the multiplat games Microsoft heavily advertises sell better on PS4
I agree fallen the witcher 3 is a big example they even had a witcher 3 bundle. But ps4 almost sold 3 times as much. http://www.vgchartz.com/art...
Except for the first map pack, I'm done with the rest of the dlc anyways. After you get past the first pack, it seems like the maps are hardly ever in the rotation or if they pop up they get voted down. So even though I own an Xbox one, I couldn't care less that ps4 has timed rights to the dlc. It'll only have to wait for the first map pack.
you must not play zombies - bo1 had moon in the last dlc and bo2 had the fantastic "mob of the dead" in the second dlc
The good: playstation players not getting the shaft The bad: Franchise never changes / now xbox gamers get the shaft (long time coming.) The ugly: The game itself That'll be $79.99 + the $50 or so for the season pass. Same game engine (but totally revamped) and Cod: WHATEVER is coming out next year! Seriously, it's a guarantee! So buy your Cod fix now, because, well, actually, there's no real reason to? We are literally coming out every year...take a break even!
Thirty days no big deal , they will go by just as quick as the Destiny exclusive time period . Am good till then. Just hope the story is better.
I guess it depends how much Sony paid for it but I think it's potentially a bad deal for them. A blow for Microsoft maybe but ultimately it feels like the COD bubble is bursting and with so many quality games out this year, I know I'm skipping COD as are most of my friends. It'll still sell extremely well no doubt but I don't think it'll be breaking sales records or anything. Only bright side to the deal is that it's Treyarch, they're the only ones who are likely to breathe new life into this series.
Yeah.. Sony just took this deal as a back up for Destiny and to stay in the competitive loop.. Ps really doesn't have their own stand out shooter.. what does Sony have anyway? as far as competitive gameplay?(well-known game)
what shooter is really standing out these days anyway? destiny could have been it, but they messed up. I'm still playing BF4 on my ps4,that game came out in 2013
It's a huge industry shift, but rather than CoD being the successful thing, I think it shows that CoD goes where the success is.
Like it or not, this is a coup for Sony. If CoD sales continue as they are (even with the decline), Sony will steamroll the Xbox One -- if it hasn't done so already. Weird that Sony is now the "dudebro" box now, huh? CoD DLC, Star Wars Battlefront, Destiny, etc.
With a sparse first party showing, this is the ultimate deal to ensure a commercial presence this fall and Christmas. Combined with Disney Infinity and possibly Star Wars Battlefront, that's a force to be reckoned with. Honestly, putting your name on those commercials does more for you than Halo or Gears being actual exclusives because those are already identified with one platform.
so i mguessing ps4 was the lead platform in making this game? so we can expect a more accurate hit box?
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