With just a little over a month since the release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, new data has surfaced that suggests that the game might not be doing too hot in terms of sales, at least as far as physical retail copies of the game are concerned.
According to market research company The NPD Group, physical game sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are down nearly 50 percent in the month of November, as seen when compared with last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
This information comes via the NPD Group’s November report that was shared with investors. And while the figures in the report are not available to the public, Cowen analyst Doug Creutz has revealed that “sales are 17 percent shy of our expectations”. CNBC also confirmed with another anonymous source that sales were down 51 percent since last year. You can read further on the matter here.
One of the main reasons for this massive drop in physical sales for the franchise is the dissatisfaction many fans expressed over the unappealing futuristic setting of the game. This is even more evident from the Official Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Reveal Trailer which currently boasts around 3.4 million dislikes on Youtube, making it the most disliked video game trailer on the platform.
Released on 4th November, 2016, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is available now on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC.