Analysts skeptical over Black Ops 2 setting sales records

Posted By | On 07th, May. 2012

Analysts believe that Black Ops 2 won’t break the sales record like the other CoD games did, but will sell exceedingly well.

Michael Patcher who works at Wedbush Morgan commented:

“I don’t think Modern Warfare 3 is going to sell more than the last Black Ops, so I doubt that this one will break a record,” he said to GamesIndustry.

“I think that Call of Duty is a phenomenon, selling way more than 20 million units annually, and it’s unrealistic to think that number can grow meaningfully with each annual release.”

Personally for me, I believe it will break the records considering how Amazon have already mentioned that it’s tracking higher than Black Ops in pre-orders.

Jesse Divinch from EEDAR shared his opinion as well. He believes most analysts and other cogs in the production – marketing process will be conservative over Black Ops 2’s fortunes.

“The entire HD market is very soft at the moment, and it is understandable that retailers, publishers, and analysts are likely to be conservative on any Black Ops II forecast,” he said.

“Every year we question whether the Call of Duty franchises can set new records, and for the last four years they have proven us wrong. Personally, I wouldn’t under-estimate Activision, even against the odds of a more torpid HD market this holiday season.”

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