Call of Duty Ghosts sales are down 19% compared to Black Ops 2
With Call of Duty: Ghosts now launched on Xbox One and PS4 as well as last-gen consoles, market analysis firm Cowen & Company has said that sales of the first-person shooter are down 19% compared to last years entry Black Ops 2. Activision has previously said that it expected a drop in sales due to the transition to next-gen consoles, but Doug Creutz believes that Activion should be concerned over the drop in sales.
“Upon further reflection, we think the [Call of Duty] numbers are a bit more troubling than they first appeared, While the year-over-year gap is only 19 percent thus far, that includes two extra weeks of sales for the 360 and PS3 versions [of Black Ops II]. Against 2011′s [Modern Warfare 3], where the difference is only one week, the title is down 32 percent life-to-date.”
Creutz added, “We don’t think it is out of the question that the title could wind up comparing down 20 percent to 25 percent year-over-year [to Black Ops II], which is appreciably worse than the down 10 to 15 percent that we think is baked in to guidance.”
Call of Duty: Ghosts released on Nov. 5 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC earlier last month, compared to last year’s Black Ops II which didn’t release until Nov. 12. 2011′s game Modern Warfare 3 launched on Nov. 8.