Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz believes the shooter will struggle against Black Ops 2 and Halo 4.
EA's Medal of Honor: Warfighter could be a major flop when compared to early sales estimations for the FPS sequel, Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz has said (via GamesIndustry).
"Since late July we have been cautious about EA's ability to reach management's FY13 guidance due to our view that Medal of Honor: Warfighter appears likely to be a major disappointment," stated Creutz.
"While we believe Street expectations for MoH:W sales have moderated significantly, likely down to the 3-4MM unit range, we are concerned that those expectations may still be too high. Based on our read of pre-release tracking data, we think the game might struggle to sell through 2MM units worldwide," said Creutz
He continued: "With only a week before a murderer's row of AAA titles begins to come out (Assassin's Creed III on October 30; Halo 4 on November 6; Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on November 13), we think MoH:W has a very short window to capture sales, and a dearth of reviews is unlikely to help. The decision to make early review copies unavailable does not suggest to us that the company has a high degree of confidence in the quality of the game."
EA will report its earnings on October 30, where we may hear about initial shipment numbers for Medal of Honor.
Look out for our verdict on the game later this week.