Massive drop in physical sales for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
The Call of Duty franchise has been a powerhouse with its incredibly successful annual releases since the launch of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It has seen some of the most ludicrous sales figures year-on-year, but unfortunately, the haters and the CoD Doomsday predictors finally get to say, “We told you so!”
Yes, it would seem the gaming juggernaut is finally running out fuel, with the latest entry, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, reportedly seeing a 50 percent drop in physical game sales for November in the US compared to Call of Duty III: Black Ops from 2015. Unfortunately, it’s a bit hard to determine what the digital sales are looking like, since we know that its growing, but seeing it as a only reason for physical disc sales decline will be very unlikely. Activision Blizzard also saw a 20 percent decline in shares from October.
If you consider how Call of Duty has been received, its hardly surprising that the figures are down. The initial reveal trailer is currently sitting at about 3.4 million dislikes, as a lot of fans were not happy with the direction the franchise was taking. But all things considered, even if the sales for Call of Duty is down, it still probably sold a truckload full of games. But at the same time, one cannot help but wonder – is this the beginning of the end for Call of Duty, or are they about to surprise their fans with something special in 2017? Time will tell.