Doug Creutz has provided some analysis in regards to the sales of the recently-released multiplatform video game, “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” According to a report from VG247 on Dec. 17, the analyst at Cowen & Company stated that the latest installment from the “Call of Duty” franchise did much worse when compared to the two previous titles.
“Call of Duty: Ghosts” sold 19 percent less copies when compared to “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” over the same reporting period. This year’s edition also sold 36 percent less than “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.” You can find some screens from the newest entry of the first-person shooting series in the slideshow to the left of this article and the comments from Doug Creutz below (courtesy of VG247 and Venture Beat):
We don’t think it is out of the question that the title could wind up comparing down 20% to 25% year-over-year [to Black Ops II], which is appreciably worse than the down 10 to 15% that we think is baked in to guidance.
“Call of Duty: Ghosts” came out a week earlier than “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and two weeks before “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” over the same reporting period. As a result, the decline in sales may be much worse than the data suggested.
The analyst also believed that the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One won’t be able to make up the gap between “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and the two previous titles. The recently-released title was the best-selling launch game for both next-generation systems.
Activision also released the software product for the Nintendo Wii U, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 last month.