Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launch sales down almost 50% compared to Black Ops 3

UPDATE: Despite launch sales of physical copies being down by almost 50 percent, overall revenue for Infinite Warfare is only 25 percent lower when compared to the launch of Black Ops 3.

This is due to the pricing of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Legacy Edition, which retailed for £69.99 and included a digital code for Modern Warfare Remastered. It’s a still a steep drop, but less than we initially thought.

Original story follows:

Week one sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare have decreased by 48.5 percent when compared to 2015’s Black Ops 3.

This statistic only factors in physical sales across PS4, Xbox One and PC, but is still a major drop against previous titles in the franchise.

Each game launched in a similar period with a solid marketing push, yet it appears audiences aren’t as taken with Call of Duty as they once were.

Infinite Warfare may have sold less than expected, but is far from a failure. It is currently the second biggest UK launch of 2016, lagging behind only FIFA 17 in terms of sales.

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Infinite Warfare is also the first game in several years to have not launch on both current and last generation consoles.

However, this doesn’t seem to have impacted sales very much. Even without these platforms, sales were still down by 43.6 percent, Chart Track has confirmed.

It’s also worth noting that none of these figures take into account digital sales across all platforms. Considering how prominent digital purchases have become, this could very well change the tide.

Modern Warfare Remastered was only available as part of Infinite Warfare’s Legacy and Digital Deluxe Editions, but may see a solo release in the coming months. Fingers crossed!

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