Doug Creutz has provided some comments in regards to the sales of “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and future video games from the “Call of Duty” franchise. In an interview with Games Industry International on Nov. 6, the analyst from Cowen & Company disclosed that the lower review scores of the recently-released first-person shooter won’t result in fewer units being sold.
Instead, Doug Creutz believed that upcoming first-person shooters like “Destiny” and “Titan Fall” would hurt the “Call of Duty” franchise in terms of sales. This is because consumers will most likely want to try something new instead for experiencing the same tried-and-true gameplay. Although Activision is also publishing “Destiny,” the company won’t earn as much as “Call of Duty: Ghosts” in terms of revenue earned through per unit sold. You can check out some screenshots from Bungie’s new title in the slideshow near the top of this article and the comments from the analyst below (courtesy of Games Industry International):
To the degree that Call of Duty may become a bit of a 'been there done that' experience for gamers, we think it is vulnerable to losing share as new product enters the market; even if a lot of that share goes to Destiny, as a third party title it will carry a lower margin for ATVI, and we think bullish 2014 EPS estimates assume Destiny will be more incremental than cannibalistic.
“Titan Fall” will be released in North America on March 11 in 2014 for the PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. “Destiny” is slated to come out later in the spring season of next year for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms.
“Call of Duty: Ghosts” is launching for the PS4 and Xbox One later this month. The same game is now available for the Nintendo Wii U, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
You can order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Destiny,” “Titan Fall,” PS4 and Xbox One. A few Black Friday Countdown deals can also be found in the following link from Amazon.com: Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week.