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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2013, 04:11:37 PM »
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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2013, 12:06:00 PM »
Call of Duty: Ghosts Sold Less Than Black Ops II at Launch, Activision Admits

I'm wondering how much of that has to do with hold-outs for PS4 and Xbox One. I'm willing to bet sales will even out or surpass once the new consoles drop.  Oooor...could there be some kinda COD fatigue settling in?  #)

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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2013, 06:24:40 AM »
Call of Duty sales tumble 50%, but how bad is it?

Call of Duty: Ghosts UK launch sales are around 50 per cent lower than Call of Duty: Black Ops II, retail sources have told MCV.

It’s certainly a big, worrying figure. But there are several caveats to consider. For one, Ghosts is a launch title for Xbox One and PS4 (although the PS4 version is on shelves now), so we can only consider this part one of the Call of Duty launch.

And comparatively, Ghosts has performed quite well. Battlefield 4 sales are down 69 per cent over Battlefield 3, while Assassin’s Creed IV sales are down 60 per cent of Assassin’s Creed III.

We tried to pull up some historical data to analyse the figures some more and predict future sales, but as we’ve never had two major consoles launch within a week of each other before, there’s nothing to compare it to.

The reality is, with two platform launches of this magnitude coming out so close to each other, it is likely customers are either saving up money or holding off buying software until the new machines arrive. But how many people are waiting is impossible to predict.

We should get a clearer vision as to how well or poorly Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Battlefield and FIFA have performed once the Christmas period is over.

The data comes from GfK Chart-Track reports.


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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2013, 01:08:58 PM »
Call of Duty: Ghosts sales decline 'troubling', says analyst

The second comment in the comments section pretty much sums up what a lot of people think:

That's not troubling at all. What's "troubling" is that such a bad gaming series has become so big in the first place. What's "troubling" is that sales for the series didn't decline years ago. What's "troubling" is that despite this so-called decline, it's still sold far more than it should have. What's troubling is that a series like CoD that just fails to innovate and throws out essentially the same game year after year always sells more and is far more popular than so many other better, more original and more innovative games that deserve it more.

A sales decline for CoD isn't "troubling" at all. What it does, if anything, is show that perhaps there is hope in an industry that has shown nothing but a decline itself in overall quality, due largely to the big players pandering to the very audience that is responsible for CoD's popularity.



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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2013, 02:52:29 PM »
Call of Duty: Ghosts sales decline 'troubling', says analyst

The second comment in the comments section pretty much sums up what a lot of people think:

That's not troubling at all. What's "troubling" is that such a bad gaming series has become so big in the first place. What's "troubling" is that sales for the series didn't decline years ago. What's "troubling" is that despite this so-called decline, it's still sold far more than it should have. What's troubling is that a series like CoD that just fails to innovate and throws out essentially the same game year after year always sells more and is far more popular than so many other better, more original and more innovative games that deserve it more.

A sales decline for CoD isn't "troubling" at all. What it does, if anything, is show that perhaps there is hope in an industry that has shown nothing but a decline itself in overall quality, due largely to the big players pandering to the very audience that is responsible for CoD's popularity.



[Yet]

Which supports the second comment there. Hopefully things will change, but it's also a problem of over-saturation and not enough time to re-invent and re-create. CoD has been the same game since MW2, with a few locale changes and the MP adjustments, (which I'm sure is the driving force in the game franchise).

The only games that make sense in not changing much are sports games, and if they weren't as profitable - I'm sure they'd employ simple roster updates at a fraction of the cost.

I don't think I know much more about what goes on in CoD: Ghosts, other than the fact that there's a dog in it. Aside from that, it's the same game, maybe worth a rental or a discounted purchase down the road. It's just not the experience of a Red Dead or a Mirror's Edge...

The gaming industry, much like Hollywood just doesn't know how or when to stop milking the cow to let it refresh itself with greener pasture.

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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2014, 11:19:37 AM »
So the folks at Infinity Ward - stretch their imagination muscles and are dropping this into their next COD DLC: "Devastation" -
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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2014, 05:45:42 PM »
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