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    Activision blames console transition for lower CoD sales


    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2013/nov/08/game-links-press-start


    While there's undoubtedly some truth to that assertion, one can't help but feel people have finally grown tired of rehash over rehash; given the debacle over dismissals some years ago IW's not what it once was, and seemingly players are now realising that.

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    I think it's year after year of the same game just different title is what is causing the low sales. They can blame it on console transition but the reason why I never buy call of duty cause it's more of the same game.
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    Cause blaming your $#@!ty 5 yo reashed offering is out of the question!

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    I loved how bullish they were in light of GTA smashing their launch records. Then they announced that they had sold $1 billion to retail - obviously tentative about revealing figures for actual units sold.

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    Still hovering around 35,000 players on Steam.
    http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

    PCplayers seem to be more interested in other games thesedays.
    When MW2 & BLOPS released it shot straight into 1st place with around 100,000 players and stayed there until after Christmas.

    BLOPs
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    Every release since then has had less and less players

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    Still lots and lots of players but it shows a trend of player numbers steadily dropping rather than a sudden drop dont you think?

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    BF4 sales are also down!!


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    Does the GTA V hangover loom large, do people simply not care as much, or is everyone just waiting for the release of the new consoles? I'd wager a small amount of the latter of the three, but I doubt either BF or CoD will reach the heights their predecessors set.

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    All sales will be down if they are cross generation. That's just a given. Why even spend the extra $10 if you can simply wait a couple of weeks?

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    How I wish it was from the community realizing that their games have been hot garbage since the Greatness that was COD4. But I know that isn't the case and they are most likely correct. I do wonder what Ghost plays like. A few people say it isn't that bad, but anything is an upgrade over that God forsaken'd Casual Ops II.


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    They are milking it into the ground just like Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero. If Destiny is as popular as i think it will be then expect the same from that until it reaches the same fate and gets thrown into the mass grave.





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    Well I hope it's not only that, but brand fatigue for all of the games. More casual CoD players aren't going to immediately jump to next-gen, so I doubt they're waiting.

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    They certainly didn't get my money since each console version of CoD:Ghosts has some weird problem with it. I'm just going to wait till the next CoD game comes out next year. It was announced by Kotick not to long ago.

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    Im done with COD unless people buy it for me. I wont buy another COD unless they change the engine and or it comes out for Vita(A Real COD)
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    I bet it sells like hot cakes when the Xbox 1 launches there is only a handfull of games to buy on release day.
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    Guess people are just getting over shooters that haven't changed since 2007. As for COD do something Activision you money thieves do something else.
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    I'm guessing it's the constantly regurgitated crap and outdated game engine with no glint of hope for any innovation or change to the series in the foreseeable future whatsoever that's causing lower COD sales. They need to step up their game.
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    I'd say there is still a market out there for it but there is no way I'm buying Ghosts.
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    assasins creed now 60% down + BF4 69% revealed by mag

    question have to ask is gta5 blip or we seeing franchises on the slide as a whole. Are we seeing gamers vote with feet as they are fed up with lazy developers making games same for each platform. Rightly or wrongly on politics gaming is this harming the industry. The other is price bracket how much this caused downturn. Problem is if it is prices then why GTA 5 survive the cull. Rockstar certainly played the risks how much cost to develop was this why they got rewarded for the efforts by gamers. Suprised AC now if watchdogs had came out would sales been even worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockWave View Post
    Thoughts?
    I do believe your own thoughts nailed it perfectly.

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    For asshats creed 4 I say lower number def because people tired of it same.with crap of duty. Bf4 however next gen consoles 64 player matches(least on ps4 now sure xbone) So people would Dec skip that if they secure next gen console.
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    Finally! It took people long enough to get tired of this crap. Maybe now we can start getting some real games again. RPGs,Action/Aventure..something..THE LAST GUARDIAN!!

    First Capcom now shooters..maybe that last b-day wish is starting to come true..now on to EA
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