An independent estimation of pre-order sales for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has revealed a desperate situation for Activision’s annual shooter release.
Vgcharts has released the image below which displays the number of pre-orders that came in for 2015’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III against those of this year for Infinite Warfare and the numbers speak for themselves. After a horrifically turbulent announcement, and a declaration of trailer war from Battlefield 4, it’s not surprising that many players are switching off. While Black Ops III was at the top of the pile this time last year, with a total of 423,456 total pre-order sales as of May 16th 2015. However Infinite Warfare is sitting sadly at the bottom of the list this year, with a meagre 30,455 sales placing it at number 37.
So the hundreds of thousands of players who eagerly grabbed at their copy of Black Ops III are staying well clear of Activision’s latest release. It may be the dramatic departure from everything we’ve come to know of CoD that’s come into play now – many players took a staunch position against the space-themed instalment. However with Battlefield 4 finally offering a WWII experience that CoD players so desperately asked for, we may be seeing folks holding onto their cash to purchase the game they’ve actually wanted to play.
If you’re interested, the top pre-order spot is currently held by Overwatch which brought in 231,230 orders. It is interesting to note however, that across the board numbers are down so this shocking Call of Duty information may be part of a larger trend that sees players hold onto their funds until the product is firmly in the market.