We used to believe that Call of Duty will sell against winds and tides, which remains partly true: released on November 5th, the last episode Call of Duty: Vanguard, is already the second-best sale of The year overseas, behind the in submersible FIFA 22. This success nevertheless caches another reality: the launch sales of the game in the United Kingdom are down 40% compared to Black Ops Cold War, according to the latest data GOD procured by Games industry.biz.
In detail, it is learned that sales in physics dropped by 26% compared to the 2020 vintage, while digital sales a 44% drop on this first week of operation. Activision Blizzard will obviously have all the leisure to catch up on the holiday season, even though we know that the launch weekend concentrates a good part of the sales.
Nevertheless, more than a certain weariness related to the franchise, or the potential effects related to the pandemic, it is recalled that, historically, episodes in the context of the Second World War weigh less in the trade balance of the publisher than the Shutters Modern war. The fact that the players of FPS keep Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite in their viewfinder could also take place of explanation, but it is probably the monumental popularity of the Battle Royale Call of Duty: War zone, Free to Play and game service, which could well cannibalize this episode.
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