MP1st - Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, explains why Modern Warfare 3 sales in January were significantly lower than Black Ops’ in the same month last year.
Saturation...theres your answer.
more like oversaturation consider they sold 20mil+ cod
Read the article. The answer is simple -Much stronger launch than Black Ops -Plus competition from games like BF3, Skyrim, Gears 3, Uncharted 3, Batman...etc. -Price slashing
Valid point gravelord. But i feel like the game itself is just not as good or had the wow factor MW2 did when it first came oout. Therefor it is losing steam faster, people just get tired of playing the same thing, they move on, etc...
"Do you think that Call of Duty has run its course, and we will start to see a decline in future sales? " Honestly speaking more than likely. I mean it seems to even be slightly hinted at in the interview itself. I am more than likely taking it out of context but to me it seems like they know. In the middle of the first paragraph, "“I think they moved forward."" Is something we see to me moved forward is pretty much moved beyond Call of Duty. Though being that the next sentence goes back to pre-launch status I can't really tell if that is what the person meant. Though if they do know good because they could probably switch things up perhaps. More than likely they will keep the same stuff in there but add in new things here and there (hopefully) something to really justify people spending 60.00 and not having to worry about another installment the next year taking a portion of the player base.
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Battlefield... Theres your answer
www.bf3stats.com. Doesn't seem that bf3 is as popular as some would like
I'm pretty sure BF3stats.com only tracks players that have logged into BF3stats. It's a 3rd party website. *Edit* After scanning their forums, bf3stats.com appear unsure as to the exact nature of the global stats information. They do however update it every 10s.
There is no need to bring BF3 into this. There are a number of reasons why COD sales are declining. 1) Saturation 2) Hype dying 3) Competition from other games 4) Lack of innovation and progression 5) recycling of assets 6) Yearly releases 7) And Poor word of mouth (hate)
While I agree that some might mention Battlefield as trolling, I do think that it has merit in this thread. The article said there was stiff competition. There was no more direct competition than Battlefield.
The reason the sales numbers dropped is because everyone bought it on launch week. Simple as that. As much as you hate CoD, thats the truth. MW3 has sold more than any electronic entertainment software in history. Theres no denying that. People were saying that MW3 is going to be the game where it will achive low sales numbers because gamers are getting oversaturated with this line of product. But look what happened, it sold more than black ops.
console owners keep buying more copies, while pc owners have bought less and less. ALso a big first week indicates huge shipments, they probably have plenty left in warehouses.
MW3 already broke the sales record on the week of it's release.so expect sells to die down every month.
just skip a year before you kill the franchise...
Yeah they should just change it to every other year or something. With Call of Duty elite in which they have this grand promise for it they may as well utilize it to the fullest.
COD die already..do us a favor
Black Ops was better. MW3 took 10 steps back offering less features and really showing how washed up COD really is. Good job Activision. More people will look forward to BF3, the next Bad Company and Medal of Honor.
Because MW3 was shit. Quite simple really. Poor word of mouth.
Well, MW3 sold a lot more than BOs on opening day, so it's already on it's way to surpass it, so fucking Activision is still making tons of millions either way!!!!
COD should die so other franchises can return e.g. crash bandicoot, spiro, banjo kazooie, those were the days all we have now are FPS
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