Report: Call of Duty sales decline likely to continue

Analysts at Cowen And Company have examined Amazon's pre-order tallies for the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and have concluded that the game will probably continue the series' trend of declining returns.

"Advanced Warfare is now pacing almost 40 percent behind last year's Ghosts and almost 70 percent behind 2012's Black Ops 2," the analysts note. "We continue to believe CoD will be down meaningfully vs. last year. With the franchise facing two consecutive significant year on year declines in sales, we think it is prudent to assume it has peaked."

Cowen And Company preemptively argues against the idea that pre-orders are no longer a determinant of total sales by pointing out that 2014 has seen the record for most-preordered game broken twice, first by Watch Dogs then by Destiny. Clearly people are pre-ordering games, the analysts believe, but it appears that the Call of Duty series - which normally accounts for "a significant percentage of overall preorders" - is no longer attracting pre-order cash at the same rate it did even as recently as three years ago.

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Haters gonna hate go play battlefield then they wont remake cod5 waw even if they did it wont have gore because of the little kids.


Not buying another cod unless it is modern or Vietnam era with WaW gore and zombies. Period. Which is very unlikely so I want to watch cod burn liked they've burnt me. "New things this year" I shouldn't have ever been so gullible. I Swear I thought ghost had the worst graphics I've seen in a while for XB1. Mw2 remake would be great for xb1 but that won't happen so... Goodbye call of duty :)


Can't be worst than ghost


They need a major popular release for the sales to rise. Another World at War game would go down a treat for sure!


I think this game looks nice i can not wait


The sales will continue to decrease if they keep making games in the future.. When are they going to realize people want Call of Duty for their fast paced gameplay that's based either in "Modern Warfare" or back in the WW1/WW2 days! I'd be so hyped if they made another COD based in Vietnam like BO1!


Famous_Energy I think sales might go up once the game is released.

Yea once people realize its a good game it def will.


I think sales might go up once the game is released.


I think the old Call of Duties were better than this futuristic trash. A lot of people probably agree with me since it's declining. I'm not buying this.


They should take a break and make games that are not Call of Duty. Come up with new ideas and features. Put the best features of those games into one CoD a few years from now. Kinda like what Rockstar did with GTA.

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