Call of Duty: Ghosts screenshot
Call of Duty: Ghosts screenshot

Sales of Call of Duty: Ghosts are down 19 per cent year-over-year compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops II, market analysis firm Cowen & Company has said.

While a drop had been expected by Activision, which has previously said that it believed the transition to new consoles would hurt sales, Cowen & Company's Doug Creutz believes the publisher should be worried.

"Upon further reflection, we think the [Call of Duty] numbers are a bit more troubling than they first appeared," Creutz wrote in a note to investors. "While the year-over-year gap is only 19 percent thus far, that includes two extra weeks of sales for the 360 and PS3 versions [of Black Ops II]. Against 2011′s [Modern Warfare 3], where the difference is only one week, the title is down 32 percent life-to-date."

He added: "We don't think it is out of the question that the title could wind up comparing down 20 percent to 25 percent year-over-year [to Black Ops II], which is appreciably worse than the down 10 to 15 percent that we think is baked in to guidance." Analysis

With gamers expected to continue to shift their focus to the Xbox One and PS4 it will be many years before the installed base rivals that of the PS3 and Xbox 360 in their prime. Therefore Activision must ensure future Call of Duty titles continue to impress on both new and older systems.

Source: GamesBeat

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Transition to next-gen my butt!! It's a very sh!tty COD game. Black Ops 2 was one of the best versions in some time while Ghosts is utter garbage. That is why sales are down lower than forecasted. Word of mouth is not kind.
Posted 17:32 on 17 December 2013

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