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Launch week UK sales of Call of Duty: Ghosts are down by approximately 50 per cent compared to last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, retail sources have told MCV.

Chart-Track revealed earlier today that Call of Duty: Ghosts had debuted at No.1 in the chart, but was only the third biggest launch of 2013, behind GTA 5 and FIFA 14.

However, is a 50 per cent drop year-on-year so bad when you consider other cross-generation titles? Battlefield 4 sales are down a staggering 69 per cent over Battlefield 3, while Assassin's Creed 4 took a 60 per cent hit over Assassin's Creed 3.

FIFA 14, which launched earlier than the rest and had more space between it and the next-gen, was down just 24 per cent over FIFA 13. Analysis

It's perhaps too early to declare the Call of Duty, Battlefield and Assassins franchises as being in major trouble, but if the games fail to shift considerable copies over the next-gen launches, questions will undoubtedly be asked.

Source: MCV

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Bloodstorm's Avatar


The PS4 version sold more than the Wii-u


Posted 13:56 on 11 November 2013
KamSage's Avatar


Think AC can recover if Ubi do the whole 'AC one year, Watch Dogs the next, AC after, etc' because it'll eliminate the series 'fatigue' possibilities, and I'd be more than happy for that to occur.
Not sure why Battlefield 4 is dropping, I mean Battlefield 3 was released two years ago, it's not experiencing series 'fatigue' exactly. Maybe they need to switch between it and Bad Company?
CoD... pffft who knows how to 'save' it? They'll not stop a yearly title, I think it won't meet its record sales anymore.

Damn I've used so many hyphens.
Posted 11:18 on 11 November 2013
FantasyMeister's Avatar


They'll still shift slowly even when next gen hits, simply because there are 100 million or so current gen consoles kicking about, and only roughly 5 million next gen consoles initially.

What's going to be interesting is how the franchises do over Christmas on each respective generation.

Either way, because of the change in generation, it's going to be really tough to determine if the franchises are in trouble or not for a good few months.
Posted 11:15 on 11 November 2013

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Release Date: 05/11/2013
Developer: Infinity Ward
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 242 1
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