We explore why the once multi-million multiplayer hit is now a ... multi-million franchise getting staler by the minute!
dying out? um im pretty sure black ops was the best selling one yet sales wise its been going up as opposed to down
The sad thing is the amount of people who bought Black Ops just to have ALL the problems it had when the game launch. Im so glad I didnt buy that game but a lot of people did and was upset about it. I think the next COD, people will take more caution before buying it. They need to bring something fresh and new to the series and not the same crap.
I bought BO day 1 and didn't have any issues. In fact, it was the best COD game since COD4. The problem with the game I have is that its the same tired formula, and once the novelty of new guns/maps wears off it gets boring. I only played it about a month before I got bored to death of it. Last COD game for me.
CoD just became meh for me. it would be so much better if Activision didn't rush it to market and took regular breaks. I grow bored of Activision and their games the one game they had that interested me was true crime but now thats cancelled and it was one of the most original games they've done in a while
What I don't understand is when people use the "they rush them out" excuse to not like this game. They have been released in the same timeframe as the Uncharted series. Each studio puts one out every 2 years, it's really not that uncommon of a practice these days. If you want to hate it hate it for the lack of improvement, or the rehashing of the same game over and over, but stop with the time frame thing, unless you’re going to use it for every game series that drops a new game every 2 years.
REAL GAMERS would buy battlefield. Bad kids and retards would buy CoD
What about us who by both? I've been playing COD since COD1 and BF since 1942!
Disappointed at Medal Of Honor though! I used to love the ones on PSone! I want a remake of UNDERGROUND!
@zealottt If ur a so called real gamer then u have the sense that every one is allowed to buy what ever game they want....U dont like COD then fine its ur life, but dont talk shit about real gamers buys BF and kids buy COD...U look like an immature hypocryite.
@zealottt That is a superb logical fallacy!
I'm talking to you, zealott..You must be either a "bad kid" or a "retard." "Real Gamers" play what they want, and don't need some game thats overly complicated, difficult to pick up and play, and impossible to comprehend to feel like a "real gamer." Real gamer's play what they like and don't pay attention to internet fads like hating games that sell well or don't majorly innovate over several iterations. Quit trying to lump yourself in with all the Supreme elite videogame nerds on the internet. You're a sheep. I hate sheep.
right? theres been year after year growth with this franchise.. not that Im happy about it but lets not be disingenuous.
how is it dying?its one of the most played online games.
Modern Warfare 2 sold more than COD4 and then Black Ops outsold Modern Warfare 2..what the hell are you talking about?
damn, logic actually does win.
black ops was the peak....its all downhill from here....
If you read it, they say about how it's playing it safe and the competition is catching up, and how more people buy it, but don't play it as long as they used to.
"It seemed more evident than ever that in these past few months that the Call of duty gamer is becoming more and more bored and starting to leave this once so dominant game. But what is causing the downfall in this series and what can be done?" Yeah...but wheres ur evidence of that? How can you account for the tens of millions of COD players across the globe?
ya know what this means,next COD game sales will be better than last one. whenever a tear is shed about the game,it explodes to a bigger sales hog. then add a bit of "BF3 will top next COD game" on a sentence and it'll skyrocket. ok that's all. next time peeps..just shhh!! ain't helping by your outspoken topics,Activision just laughs all the way to a bank literally.
i think the media hype around BF3 will put a dent in CoD sales. the difference in games will be huge with BF3 destroying it gameplay wise just as the last 2 BCs have but this time it will be more apparent and more promoted. CoD is seriously showing it's age in gameplay mechanics. you can only milk something for so long before you need to update it. they need to target the sheep more, which means marketing saturation. with such a good quality product EA/Dice just need to spend more on marketing now as much as i would like this to happen i would prefer all the glitching cheating douchebags stay in CoD
The hype behind battlefield 3 will have no difference in the sales of CoD. CoD is like windows in the way that the internet moans on about its flaws, but it has NO difference in the sales. CoD will continue to do exceptional due to consumer attitudes of needing the next big thing.
it will die eventually...
yea, the "countdown to extinction" (<- alittle tribute song name by my favorite musician) begins when battlefield 3's release date is set, i promise. always. :)
TheSandyRavage makes COD look better than it is. That guy is a beast.
The quality may be dying, but it is still on top of the charts.
A familiar, sad, but true story across many, many forms of media and art. Someone finds a selling formula and they stick to it with safety selling, familiarity breeding only copycats leaving the "originator" as the natural choice for average Joes the world over. The concern is, I suppose, in the way people are reporting fewer gamers sticking with Blops this time round-but it would be a brave man who'd bet against huge numbers for the next COD or huge viewing figures for effin X factor.
That says a tonne about us as consumers, moreso than it does about the title's 'decline'.
Activision has been milking its products too much
Well... CoD games still rule even diying... now that map pack is about to release...Escalation DLC would probably have more revenue than the total sales of BF3. wanna bet?
I remember with MW2 that EVERYBODY on my friends list used to play that like it was a religion... Had to twist their arm just to come play Gears 2 with me and my friends.... Cant say the same thing about Black Ops.... And the graphics for BO were laughable for me when I compared it to BFBC 2 IMO
No evidence points to the game dying out, if anything the fact that new games in the franchise continue to outsell their predecessors is evidence to the contrary. This article is vapid. I personally like CoD games but I think it's downfall would be a real strength to the industry.
lol, every one bitching about COD gonna be the first one to buy mw3! YOU WANNA BID?
No I'm gonna buy BF3 for the PC. 32 vs 32 player matches in a sandbox map is gonna be the BEST TIME EVAR
ill most likely buy mw3 and bf3.....i have a feeling mw3 will be the last cod to sell big and then the casuals are gonna move on...i think its going to come down to the marketing campaigns for bf3 and mw3....
mw3 will be the game you wish u were good at
Didn't Black Ops sell even more than MW2 and is the most played game on both PSN and Live? >___>
i dont know why u got disagree
I don't know either lol...
Simply put, I think they release new installments way too often. At this point I feel a lot of people are buying the new COD's just so they aren't left behind by the online community. There was a time when people were abandoning WaW because a huge amount of people were still playing COD4, considered to be the better game. But now that the updates are yearly this isn't nearly as viable and in order to keep up you gotta cough up! Frank
Will the COD series die eventually? hopefully, but since Black Ops and MW2 sold so well, it'll be a long time. The last game I bought was COD4, stopped playing it in 2008, and then sold it for £8 last week. I never looked back since.
Oh yea COD is dying out, Black Ops only had 1.1 million on XBL last night.... Plus it's the best selling COD game of all time and we get map pack today!
its because osama bin laden is dead! jk
I very rarely criticize articles but this one is just absolute shit. Call of Duty 4 is quite possibly the greatest shooter of this generation. Modern Warfare 2 smashed those records and landed a ridiculous amount of sales, and then Black Ops went on to beat that. Whatever you think about it being rehashed, the entire article is full of shit because on the basis of sheer numbers it's like claiming that Windows is obviously on a downward market trajectory.
I was gonna post without reading TFA. However it only shows one point of why call of duty is starting to feel stale, and that point is its lack of innovation in terms of gameplay. Now i know call of duty has added things in each release but nothing truly revolutionary as cod4 with the introduction of perks and killstreaks. more or less activision is rehashing what has worked, and with the release of mw2 and black ops kinda lock down what the modding community can do to make the game's longevity better(either no servers,lack of server control, no or possibly limited mod tools, no map maker, no custom maps on ranked servers). honestly what works to maximize profits is going to hurt both the fan base and how long the game is alive after its release date. Great games last 5+ years after their release, the call of duty series of recent is showing they will only last till the next cod title. edit: off topic. why do i get double post errors from posting only once?
It is getting stale, but for every person that sick of the game. There are more coming in that is new to the franchise. But i'm sick of the same old shit, try killzone3, socom 4, resistence 3, gears 3 (is ok as a beta), etc, etc
I think whats meant is that after this point (Black ops) the title will for sure start to die out as it is no innovating or changing any of it's game plays.
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