Call of Duty: Ghosts launch week sales down 50% than Black Ops II

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Activision Blizzard may not be having the best of sales for its Call of Duty: Ghosts as reports indicate that the launch week sales, barring the day one sales, are down by 50 percent as compared to what Call of Duty: Black Ops II managed in week 1.

MCV claims through its retail sources that UK launch week sales are “50 per cent lower than Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” The game did manage to top the All Formats All Prices UK Video Game Chart, but just managed to bag the third position in biggest launches of 2013 behind GTA 5 and FIFA 14 and this is despite the fact that the Activision shipped Ghosts copies to retailers equaling $1 billion on day one itself.

However, the sales figures are not that bad when compared to sales figures of other titles. Battlefield 4 sales saw a decline of around 69 per cent over its predecessor Battlefield 3, while Assassin’s Creed IV sales have registered a decline of 60 per cent over Assassin’s Creed III. FIFA 14 is an exception with sales down just 24 percent as compared to FIFA 13.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is a launch title for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and the decline in sales may partly be attributed to the impending launch of both these consoles. It is fairly early to predict on the success or failure of the title and sales figures post-Christmas shopping season would provide more accurate picture.