Activision Shows Concerns Over The Call Of Duty And Overwatch League's Longevity

Activision has admitted that its Call of Duty and Overwatch eSport Leagues are facing challenges that the company might fail to address.

just_looken149d ago

Ha ha these have been in trouble fort awhile so now we talk about it/address it?

How about you explain why you make billions but always have layoff's.

S2Killinit148d ago

Woe is me

These guys come off so disingenuous.

oIMyersIo148d ago

The timing is strange but COD has been on a nosedive for several years & then followed by the backlash of Overwatch 2.

sadraiden148d ago

COD has literally never been more popular. Every single year it sells more and more copies than the previous year. Don't know what you mean by nosedive.

oIMyersIo148d ago (Edited 147d ago )


It has taken a nosedive in quality.
However, as you based your argument on sales numbers, let's take a dive, shall we?

"COD has literally never been more popular"
COD has literally been more popular.

See: MW2 sales numbers estimate to be at 8million copies sold at the end of 2022 (no official numbers released) yet Black Ops (2010) sits at a staggering 31million copies sold.

"Every single year it sells more and more copies than the previous year"
Again, not true.

(In release order)
Black Ops - 31 million copies
Modern Warfare 3 - 30 million copies
Black Ops 2 - 29 million copies
Ghosts - 28 million copies
Advanced Warfare - 21 million copies
Black Ops 3 - 26 million copies
Infinite Warfare - 13 million copies
WWII - 19 million copies
Black Ops 4 - 14 million copies
MW2019 - 30 million copies
Cold War - 30 million copies
Vanguard - Unreleased sales numbers
MW2022 - No solid numbers yet, though as above - 8 million estimated as of end of 2022

As you can see "every single year it sells more and more copies than the previous year" is an inaccurate statement with the sales numbers fluctuating, though I do feel MW2022 would sell well over the course of the year.

luckytrouble148d ago

This timing isn't that weird. eSports are notorious money sinks, and organizations have been failing one after another the past few months as funds dry up and popularity wavers. Critical who is one of the runners of his own eSports organization has been extremely candid about the fact that there's really no money to be made, and a lot of suits that had their companies throw money at the concept are just starting to give up and move on.

Profchaos148d ago

Just to coincide with the CMA appeal woe is us

smolinsk148d ago

Wow and they have totally done it to them Self with zero innovation.

shinoff2183148d ago

Exactly. Biggest game in gaming and they crying. Stfu acti

oIMyersIo148d ago

They really dropped the ball with COD ever since WW2 I’d say.

Year after year it’s just disappointment after disappointment and it only got worse with Warzone and MW2019 - seasonal progression, battle pass, goofy skins, not listening to player feedback, you name it.

merlox148d ago

Call of duty was only good when they were WWII. Activision should go back to how they started. Also, they can make the single player stories longer. Not everyone plays the multiplayer.

porkChop148d ago

A lot of people here couldn't even read the headline. This isn't about the games themselves, it's about the esports leagues.

shinoff2183148d ago

Put the money into it. You have the biggest game in gaming.

porkChop148d ago

Agreed. They can obviously afford it.

DeusFever148d ago

If people don’t like playing the games as much, then why would they want to watch other people play it?

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anast51d ago

These writers are super late the ball. This article could have been written a few years ago.

SinisterMister50d ago

Nah man, getting Nicki Minaj on COD takes it next level lol

just_looken50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

perhaps we get justin beaber next?

anast50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

Throw in some Doja Cat and Cardi B, and you got a lit CoD match... I almost forgot to add the Elon Musk and Zuckerberg death match edition.

just_looken50d ago

Too true the horrible thing is the real headline is the Fortniteification of the first person shooter AAA genre.

If it was not for battlebit we have 0 new fps games to play this year or next.

anast50d ago

I hear that. Didn't Division have squirrel suits or something?