Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare U.S., Sales Down 50% Compared To Black Ops 3
(Last Updated On: December 10, 2016)

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.

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  • Hawk Hopper

    If there is a CoD next year, it will need to be drastically different to regain a portion of its glory days.

    I wonder if they’ll eventually drop the single player part and just have it only multi player.

    • Single-player is what gets people pumped, though. There’s nothing cinematic or marketable about the multiplayer, which is why Blizzard relied so heavily on cinematics and non-gameplay of Overwatch to push it into the mainstream. It’s the same thing with Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2… they both relied on the single-player campaigns to promote the game and generate hype.

      It’s tough to do that with the multiplayer side of things because those usually aren’t very fun to watch when other people are playing. Not to mention there’s nothing cinematic or really cool looking when taking clips and putting them together for trailer purposes unless it’s outrageous stuff like sniping a guy and jumping out of a plane and then jumping back inside (which you can’t do in Battlefield 1).

      • Hawk Hopper

        It’s less about making people pumped as it is slowly killing off the series. I’m thinking about the F.E.A.R. series and how it started off with a very strong single player (like the original CoD), but as thing went on it to become the multiplayer only mess that was F.E.A.R. Online and the series is probably dead for eternity. CoD could meet the same fate.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Give me the ability to buy COD4 RM separately.

  • Reaper of Salt

    At least now we know over 3.3 million people didn’t have they’re smart phones upside-down and mistook the dislike for the uplike button.