"A statement was provided to ThisGenGaming by Activision that dismisses the rumors of extremely low pre-orders"
Was it Inaccurate, Activision ? For me, it looks legit.
By being even less than the low numbers reported? lol
The data came from VGChartz... how the hell they would have any idea what preorders actually are are beyond me. It is by far their most inaccurate data on the site. So in this case Stonewall is correct. It is inaccurate.
Inaccurate doesn't exactly mean false. VgCharts uses estimates, we all know that. Inaccurate could mean pre-orders are higher, it could mean they are lower. Until Activision provides us with official pre-order data, we can assume the game is performing badly.
@eonjay I'm always correct. @itechheads You can assume whatever you want but basing your assumptions on inaccurate data and wishful thinking just makes you look ignorant. If you were to look at it objectively your assumptions would be the opposite. Why would you assume that one of the highest selling franchises in gaming history would bottom out at 13k preorders? That's just not reasonable at all. @thekhurg below Yup. They forget "performing badly" for COD is like 4 million sales in the first week lol.
LMAO, *PR STRATEGY for getting bad sale numbers* "Yea it's totally in-accurate and not true, but when the numbers are really good it's legit and very very accurate"
Yep and it'll end up being one of the top selling games this year too.
At this point, its slowly starting to boil down to only the hardcore COD fans really playing this game. Obviously it'll sell millions and millions like usual just not as much as it has in the past but still millions. COD was that game for everybody, it still is but as I said its trickling down to a more loyal fanbase while the rest are simply moving on to more innovative shooters (Titanfall), a established shooter that's listening to its fans while reinventing itself (BF1 or Doom) or a hybrid MOBA Hero shooter, (Overwatch and Battleborn) hate it or love it even Destiny or Division. There are literally tons out there with more getting announced. Its narrowing down to the loyalist's now which are still millions and millions of COD fans. I believe the pre-order sales are low, ppl didn't like the trailer the setting, tone, graphics are more or less the same. Its trickling down the nitty gritty of COD fans at this point while the rest of us are seeking newer and different types of shooters.
I've only played the occasional Call of Duty game so am not a fan, but leaving all the anti-CoD feeling aside I can tell you that the VGchartz info about low pre-orders is nonsense. The franchise is so big with hardcore and occasional gamers. But this false info was written to support the hoped-for narrative that Battlefied 1 will outsell it. This supposition is based on the data about the B1 video being more watched and more liked. For God's sake CoD has been consistently the best selling game everything Christmas for at least 7 years! But some stories should be questioned; if VGchartz released a story saying that EA were receiving low pre-orders for FIFA Football i wouldn't believe it until I received further data.
No, it's not. The pre order is lower than Black Ops 3 was.
every year its the top seller and every year people moan its garbage. you will always get more hate on the internet so all those people who downvote it don't mean much of anything. sales are the only thing that matters to activision.
I dunno, CoD sells well every year. I don't see this year being any different. I mean come, anyone remember: http://i.imgur.com/pprCJI2.... As much as I dislike CoD, vgchartz has crap estimates so I wouldn't put any stock in that.
Meh, who cares? Like... at least, who cares, "ALOT"? Let it live, let it die... Tbh, let it do whatever it wants to. A lot of people say how COD ruined a generation of gaming? Nah. COD brought out the fat cats masquerading as, "artists", who then milked their franchises and gave their games 6 different difficulties. From Software, Naughty Dog, Square Enix, CDPR and many other devs are continuing to push the bar, even while facing less profit due to long development, because it's more about the art form than the money, "even though the money is rightfully still important to them." To be honest?... I'm happy casuals get Call of Duty, i'm happy it's as popular as it is for them. Being able to get hyped up for something, even though most people would agree it sucks, is what really matters. It's nice everyone no matter what level or type of gamer gets to play a game they like, "or think they like." I'll likely never buy a COD again, but hey... you never know, things change. That's life.
"brought out the fat cats masquerading as, "artists" This. I remember when Killzone 2 was "patched" to play more to the whining COD kids at the time. I remember when Resistance 2 was changed completely from its formula to appeal to the COD fanbase (luckily the game had many redeeming qualities). I remember when MOH was changed to appeal to the COD fanbase. See where I'm going with this?
Jessionpc I agree with you....what will happen is going to happen regardless what we think...so we will see...
Thing is if these pre orders are inaccurate when they are apparently low, what made them accurate when they were boasting all these years about how high they was?
" For me, it looks legit." Doesn't change the fact that it's probably inaccurate. VGChartz doesn't have the best track record...
Activision "Those numbers are highly innacurate. and i mean highly!" Public: so theres more copies sold? Activision: like i said, those numbers are too high. i wish we had 16k people preorder it. i'd still have a job next week.
Really, you trust vg chartz? Lol
just admit that the franchise is going down the drain... However, it wouldn't hurt to release COD4 remaster seperately...
Releasing cod4 separate would hurt sales. That's why they did it. VGChartz didn't include the preorders for the upgraded version that includes cod4 lol. That's why it's inaccurate. @d3th_D33LR below Yes it's always hilarious to watch the COD "boycotts" unfold. This is nothing new. You might be able to resist but the vast majority of the dislikers on that trailer will be buying it.
And now I won't buy either because I'm not a pleb who can't handle voting with my wallet. So ya, they're hurting sales, and I know there's many people with that same willpower not to bend over and fork over money they don't deserve. Ha you may think it's hilarious but some people aren't as hilariously hypocritical when they say they won't buy it. I'll be picking up bf1, I can 100% live without modern warfare as I have been able to skip the last 2 or 3 pieces of trash they've released in recent years.
It will happen. Just like all the other 'exclusive' preorder/season pass extras, they always come out down the road when it comes to COD.
@Stonewall Releasing infinite warfare is what's going to hurt sales. A remaster of modern warfare 1 along with maybe 5 of the best maps of MW2 and MW3 would have been an instant pre-order for me, like I would've pre-order it the day the trailer would be out! Me and lots of my friends have been buying every single cod to date (Except Ghost) and infinite warfare is the second entry in the series which we won't be buying. Still enjoying black ops 3 anyway.
A mw collection would have been an instant preorder for me as well. What I'm saying is that if they release the cod 4 remaster separate then no one would have bought infinite. They would be competing with themselves. Cod 4 remaster won't be standalone for at least 6 months. People will pay for the "early access". I myself have preordered the upgraded version for cod4 remaster. It's my favorite cod and I won't miss or wait for it. Many of the people who are crying will buy it as well, I'm just honest and a realist.
"Which we won't be buying" Why? So far nobody has expressed why they hate the new one. Is it because of the futuristic space setting? (Mind you, I haven't purchased a COD game since Modern Warfare).
Why ? Does Infinite Warfare look that bad ? Completely new gameplay mechanics, being able to fly in space, land on a capital ship and walk around, do missions on different planets. but no, people would rather have the same old run and shoot shallow COD, as long as it's set in the past ? That shows some silly and arbitrary priorities, rather than focusing on the game experience.
Ohhh I've already played that game ... it's called Halo.
Let the PR spin commence
[Enter Mortal Kombat "It has begun" meme here]
Imagine that, VGChartz inaccurate? I would have never guessed at such an obvious thing.
People still believe in VGChartz?
Apparently that's a legitimate source for games media..
It's a legitimate source when it supports personal bias. I mean I don't even like CoD, but in no way shape or form will it sell poorly. It has proven every year to be the best selling game of every year.
Most people on here live and breathe by their word
No other website gives VGChartz legitimacy after that basement prepubescent got caught out on neogaf faking sales figures, their articles are only on here because someone submits them in the same vein that people submit troll and clickwhoring articles.
I just hope they dont drag Blizzard down with them when they finally become irrelevant.
Yeah I still wish the Blizzvision thing never happened. Blizzard could still do very well on their own. I hate knowing that in one way or another, Activision has their grasp on Diablo.
Damage control much?
What else should they say? Of course the vg charts number are not accurate but they show the direction the franchise is taking. It's going downhill. Battlefield One and Titanfall 2 will massively damage CODs sales. The COD4 remaster is behind an Infinite Warfare Paywall. Bad move Greedivision.
TFW you realize that youve given Activision roughly $600 over the past 10 years...... just on yearly COD games.
It will sell 20 plus million After e3 the pre order numbers will sky rocket People want Cod to fail but don't understand just how strong the IP really is. Activision went into a 3 years development cycle instead of 2. That's more development time than BF1 AND TF2 Last year black ops 3 was a quality product with a lot of content for 60 bucks You may think I am a cod fan but I am not. I actually don't like fps in general But if call of duty ghosts can sell 20 plus million than so will this too
I dislike COD, but I agree. It's a new COD game and a remake, fans of past and present will eat it up. I could even see this one selling better than BO3 did.
oh yeah when activision shows more of the remaster i think the interest will grow. i think EA are doing it bad by releasing 2 FPS within 3 weeks. BF1 band TF2 will compete against each other while COD is COD
Some of you need a reality check. Battlefield has in no way, shape, or form had the upper hand on call of duty but these posts seem to draw in all the haters living in la la land who want to pretend their on the decline. Black ops 3 is still the second best selling game in the world right now, and every call of duty entry that released alongside battlefield demolished it in sales. Hell I'm guessing half the people running their mouth on this post will buy infinite warfare anyway. If you're not impressed with the current footage you've seen them so be it but all this talk of call of duty being on the decline is ridiculous.
You 12 year old cod fanboys are rude with horrible attitude.
I have never seen such bad denial.
Damage control maybe?
Damage control for the stock holders.
I'de say the days of COD thinking their watered down games will make billions is over....move on man
I've got more reason to believe that it's accurate ( Cough The Trailer Rating Cough ) than you believe it's not.
I totally agree with Activision that the reports about the pre-orders for Infinite Warfare for PS4 being 33K and 30.5K for Xbox One are complete and utterly wrong. It's 34K for PS4 and 31K for Xbox One. How would people do this kind of misreporting? Complete monsters.
Sadly enough this game will sell alot. I have nothing against the series, it's the fact it's been annualized to death and they have 3 studios with talented people that could be doing other things and cod could be every two or three years
haha inaccurate my arse.
Activision is right, the preorders are actually much lower.
Sure it was. They just don't want to admit that no one wants their Infinte Warfare garbage. Look at the jeep clipping through objects in the trailer. They know no one wants their game, that's why Modern Warfare "Remastered" is included only if you buy the $90 version.
When the competition are selling their Deluxe Edition at a lower cost than the regular version of Infinity Warfare you shouldn't be surprised.
COD OF DUTY LOST ITS MOJO AFTER BLACK OPS 1, BF IS WERE ITS AT BF1!!! HERE I COME
No one claims VgChartz is an accurate source but it is not "false" either. They are estimates and Activision, please feel free to provide us with official numbers. If Infinite Warfare pre-orders weren't low they would have said they are high. Notice they only mention that infinite Warfare pre-orders were off to a "strong start". It means they dropped off once the Youtube dislike-gate blew up.
VGChartz inaccurate? Impossible, Activision must have inaccurate data. /s
VGChartz is good for a general idea of sales data for released games, but nobody on the site even takes the pre-order numbers seriously unless they're too new to know better. The pre-order numbers are always inaccurate by huge margins and have yet to accurately reflect first day sales to any degree for any game. Honestly, pre-order are pretty much straight guessing. There is no report that compiles active pre-order data for all unreleased games across all retailers.
if Activision succeed this time on selling AW we as a gamers fail to support what we love we supported microtransaction and dlcs i hope no one support this game
There is still a massive casual market and younger generation who only play CoD. Thinking that hardcore gamers will change everything is fanciful thinking to be honest.
if only those young people stop buying dlcs and in game stuff with real money ...
I'm sure they do. Can't have those investors jump ship until the garbage has been delivered! Even if it's not accurate it's representative of how the whole community feels nonetheless.
LOL Yeah, still not buying your game though. There's alternatives that are not stuck on old tech, weak servers and mindless 3 lane, hop scotch gameplay.
What is funny for so many of you "gamers", replace COD with Xbox and activision with Microsoft and all of a sudden you have a large defense force defending this same argument. The game provides fun for those who like it of which is in the millions. Decline in sales? Does not seem to bother people when you put it to halo, forza, tomb raider, titanfall on Xbox one etc but talk about COD and it seems ok to bash it. So when is it ok to bash lower sales or repetitive franchises or is just cod?
I don't get the big issue here with the 6mos out pre-order numbers. Sure Black Ops 3 pre-ordered well using the all important VGChartz numbers. But if we look at the same 6mos out time frame for CoD AW using the same VGChartz pre-order numbers it shows pre-orders for 30k plus on both X1 and PS4 which is the same numbers CoD IW is showing now in the same time frame "6mos out" on both consoles and CoD AW went on to be one of the best selling games in 2014 if not the biggest selling and a top 10 seller in 2015. IMO CoD IW will be no different than any other CoD game when it comes to total sales.