We all know just how popular the Call of Duty series has been. Analysts have said that sales have recently been on the decline, but there’s still no denying it’s an incredibly popular series worldwide. Activision has announced that the Call of Duty franchise has sold over 175 million units which equates to around one copy sold every two seconds. You really can’t argue with that.
Everyone’s favourite Call of Duty developer Treyarch have apparently teased on Twitter that they are hard at work on the third Call of Duty: Black Ops video game. The team is said to have posted the tweet, that you can see above, and then apparently deleted it. It would make sense for them to be working on Black Ops as it’s their franchise. Let’s hope that if it’s legitimate then this one comes to the Wii U as Advanced Warfare skipped the platform last year.
We’ve already heard from Activison that the recently released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won’t be heading to the Wii U. However, the game has randomly popped up on US retailer Target’s database. This has led some to believe that the game will be announced for Wii U, which is extremely unlikely as both development teams have said that there won’t be a Wii U version this year. Still, some hope remains.
Cowen And Company, an analytics firm, have stated that they believe Call of Duty sales to be on the decline. The company looked closely at Amazon pre-orders for the forthcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and found that it’s tracking 40 percent behind last year’s Ghosts and almost 70 percent behind 2012’s Black Ops 2. This is the first year that a Call of Duty title has skipped the Wii U.
“Advanced Warfare is now pacing almost 40 percent behind last year’s Ghosts and almost 70 percent behind 2012’s Black Ops 2,” the analysts note. “We continue to believe CoD will be down meaningfully vs. last year. With the franchise facing two consecutive significant year on year declines in sales, we think it is prudent to assume it has peaked.”
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High Moon Studios have told Game Informer that they’re only working on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and confirmed that there isn’t a Wii U version this time around. We heard yesterday from Sledgehammer Games who said they’re working solely on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game. Sledgehammer also revealed that Treyarch aren’t producing a Call of Duty game this year. Michael Condrey tweeted yesterday that Activision decided not to make a Wii U version this time around presumably due to sales.
“Current gen is also going to be great – the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms are being developed by the talented team at High Moon Studios,” they said. “They are committed to bringing an incredible X360 and PS3 Call of Duty game to fans. We’ve been working closely with those guys to ensure players get an awesome Call of Duty experience on all platforms.”
Michael Condrey, the Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games and developer behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, says that the highly anticipated game won’t be coming to Wii U. Condrey says it was Activision’s decision and that the team are concentrating on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC versions of the game. Condrey also confirmed that Treyarch won’t be making a version.
Activision has released the promised multiplayer trailer for the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Advanced Warfare. We already know that the game has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, but a Wii U version has yet to be announced. You may remember that Wii U was found in the source code of the official website, but nothing has since been confirmed.