Analyst: Advanced Warfare Might Sell Less than COD: Ghosts
Well, despite all the hype and the exo-suits being talked about again and again, the industry analysts are saying that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is not going to be of match to Call of Duty: Ghosts.
To be specific, analyst Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee says that according to his analysis of the market, the upcoming COD title is going to sell around 15 percent less than its predecessor in the fourth quarter of this year.
If we translate those percentages into figures, we would be looking at around 17 million units as compared to 20 million units that were sold by Ghosts.
The thing that makes it even more interesting is a little stroll down the memory lane. If you remember, even Ghosts was released to a rather lukewarm reception among the fans (not saying every game can be COD4 or Black Ops 2, but still). Even then the title had moved a billion dollars’ worth of copies on day one.
In Bhatia’s opinion, there are three reasons for the decreased expectations from Advanced Warfare.
First off, people have been disappointed by Ghosts and so they would be cynical about it. Secondly, he says that PS3 and Xbox 360 dropping sales by half this year also isn’t a good sign for the cross generational title. Lastly, people are still figuring out whether to get a PS4 or an Xbox One, which is all the more reason to hold off the purchase of a $60 game.
All that does sound logical at this point but it’s nothing that a bucketful of good reviews can’t fix. Don’t you think?
Would you be skipping Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for any of those reasons?