Well it looks like all that hate for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare really did translate into lowered sales for the game. Activision tried playing it off that it wasn’t a big deal, and the lying scumbag media tried helping cover for them, but gamers made their voices heard loud and clear with the silent sound of money not leaving their wallets.
According to a brief but telling report by CNBC, Activision’s stock took a 20% dive from the mid-October numbers after the news about Call of Duty’s sales falling faster than Eddie Alvarez to a Conor McGregor combo.
The data relating to the sales drop comes from various Wall Street market analysts and NPD researchers, who let the news slip that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was down by 50% in physical sales compared to the launch month of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
I don’t mean to come across as completely unprofessional here but: what idiot out there didn’t see this coming? Seriously?
The writing was on the wall ever since 3 million people downvoted the launch video. What did they expect?
The 50% drop fits in line with the GFK Tracking that also indicated that physical sales for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was down drastically in the U.K., compared to Black Ops 3. Now keep in mind that this isn’t count the digital sales of the game, so it could have still performed somewhat decently on the digital front.
Nevertheless, some analysts believe that the drop isn’t isolated and that the whole industry may be down this year.
It’s interesting to see Call of Duty fall from its high horse. It makes me wonder if this will change Activision’s strategy for next year or if they’re just going to keep on trucking out Call of Duty games until they start costing more to produce than what they make back in sales? I guess we’ll find out when they roll out another Call of Duty game in 2017… and I’m hoping it’s also going to be set in the future just to see what that awesome reaction is going to be like from the gaming community.