Call of Duty has been among the biggest-selling videogame franchises in history, racking up massive sales hits annually for the last decade.
bloodthirsty teenagers casual gamers to live out their basest gunplay fantasies in a socially acceptable fashion compete online, while trash-talking endlessly over a headset being socially engaged, it seemed as though publishers Activision had found a licence to print money.
So, how about this year’s installment, then?
Tom Philips of Eurogamer writes…
Launch sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare were down 48.5 per cent compared to last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
Both Infinite Warfare and Blops 3 launched on a similar Friday in November. Both games had a huge marketing push. But, for a number of reasons, Infinite Warfare sold only half as well.
Even accounting for the loss of last-gen platforms, Infinite Warfare’s sales were still down by 43.6 per cent, UK numbers company Chart-Track noted.
Well, surely it’s doing well on Steam, via PC, the natural home of first-person shooters…