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.
Activision and Treyarch have finally released the Nuketown 2025 map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Wii U almost two years after the game’s release. The news came as a welcomed surprise to many Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players on the Wii U. The zombie themed DLC map Die Rise has also apparently popped up in the game’s menus.
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Nintendo Canada’s Matt Ryan says it’s extremely important for the company to secure certain franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty. We heard today that Ubisoft is only releasing Assassin’s Creed Rogue on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has only been confirmed for Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PC. Here’s what he had to say.
“Those partnership and relationships are very important. Not only are those third-party relationships important for collaborating on games together, it’s also important for us to have certain important games on other systems come to our systems as well. True video game fans that enjoy putting in a ton of hours playing games also want to play these big titles, and they may not have the other systems to provide that for them. Now, while we may not get them all, it’s important that we get some, especially the really big ones. Like Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and some of the Batman games we’ve seen on Wii U.”
Activision hasn’t mentioned at all if Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be appearing on the Wii U. We know that the previous game Call of Duty: Ghosts didn’t sell well on the platform, but could the company be bringing the latest game in the series to the platform? Well, a bit of digging has found Wii U written in the official website’s source code. You would have thought if it was coming to the platform Activision and Nintendo would have announced it by now, but the same thing happened with Call of Duty: Ghosts. We shall have to wait and see.