Update: Activision has provided us the following statement regarding the story:
These estimates are highly inaccurate and are not at all representative of actual retail data. We’ve announced that pre-orders started strong, and continue to be very positive. And we look forward to sharing new gameplay next week at E3.
At the time of this writing, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reveal trailer dislikes stand at 2.7 Million. It is the most hated gaming video and the second hated video overall on YouTube. There are many factors to this but the primary issue is that people are just tired of rehashed COD games.
Activision’s arrogance was at peak during the early few days of Infinite Warfare’s reveal. The CEO stated that they do not care of the hate this trailer is getting because pre order numbers are strong. This showed that the company does not care of quality and creativity as long as they see good sales thanks to 12 years old with their mommy’s credit card.
The hardcore long time fans of the series on the other hand refused to buy the game and those who didn’t, are getting the game only to play Modern Warfare remastered.
The bad news for Activision is that such people aren’t in abundance. People aren’t rushing to preorder the new Call of Duty game. According to some new figures from VGChartz (not the most reliable source but not the worse as well), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare pre orders are low, this contradicts Activision’s statement about “strong preorder numbers.”
To put things into perspective, here are preorder stats of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 from last year’s Mid-May time frame.
Keep in mind that Black Ops 3 was showed on April 26, 2015 so it had a week head start compared to Infinite Warfare but even so, the difference is just massive.
These stats aren’t official but if they are even remotely close to the accurate number, Infinite Warfare devs and publisher should lose some sleep. Of course, there is a huge part of the community that would go on to pre order the game once they see more of it but only if that manages to impressive.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will release on November 4.