Call of Duty: Ghosts vs. Black Ops 2 and MW3 sales

When it comes to the Call of Duty franchise game sales have been pretty decent in comparison to other franchise titles and the newly released Call of Duty: Ghosts has been regarded as one of this year’s best-selling games. This is good news, but it seems this version is not living up to standards of previous iterations.

According to market analysis firm Cowen & Company Call of Duty: Ghosts sales down 19% on Black Ops 2, and 36% on MW3 and a full breakdown of this is documented on VG24/7, as analysts report Ghosts’ sales down year-on-year compared Black Ops 2 released in 2012.

Apparently Cowen analyst Doug Creutz feels the lower sales figures are even “more troubling” than they initially suggest as Ghosts has had an extra week on sale when compared with Black Ops 2, and two extra weeks on sale when it comes to Modern Warfare 3, and is still 36% behind.

He gives us the impression sales on the PS4 and Xbox One will not bridge this gap, although the publisher had warned investors that Ghosts sales could be lower and this could be down to the console transition. In relation to this Ghosts topped the UK charts again this week and was the best-selling game in North America in November.

Last month we mentioned how the top 15 PS4 launch titles were topped by COD: Ghosts and this report looked in to the current games list and how well Call of Duty: Ghosts is being received. Taking a look at how it stood at the beginning of November, Ghosts was leading the pack with sales accumulating in 703,638 units, while Battlefield 4 sold 396,187, and as far as PS4 exclusives go Killzone: Shadow Fall was the best seller with 355,148 units.

Therefore, we would love to know whether you feel the Call of Duty franchise is starting to lose its appeal? Or do you think this is more to do with the console transition?