And now, moving on to World War I shooters…
Activision has come on record to state that early preorder figures for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare were “highly inaccurate and…not at all representative.”
Early preorder data for Call of Duty Infinite Wafare appeared to a show surprisingly low number of preorders, quite a ways down from the figures for earlier titles like Advanced Warfare and Black Ops III. As of May 14th, Infinite Warfare had hit around 60,000 preorders on console, a fraction of the over 700,000 console preorders for Black Ops III on the same day last year.
This figure did seem suspect at the time: Despite the amount of bad press Infinite Warfare received (it’s launch trailer is one of the most disliked videos in the history of YouTube), it seemed unlikely that any game in the Call of Duty franchise would have such poor preorder numbers, much lower than the likes of Doom, No Man’s Sky, and Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.