Will Modern Warfare 3 outsell its predecessors?
It probably will. The average Joe-schmo walking in off the street isn't going to know anything about the whole "scandal" and lawsuit. I'd be willing to bet that most people who play games regularly don't know or don't care. People are going to see there's a new CoD out, and buy it, regardless of who's making it or how good it actually is.
If Black Ops is any indication, the average dudebro doesn't really care who is developing Call of Duty. Will it sell more than Black Ops? More than likely. But there's still a chance of backlash for basically being a game that is more of the same.
I think this.
I'm not really sure.
No, a lot of the "casual" audience was disappointed in blops. These are the guys who bought MW2, and said "Hell yeah, I'm getting the next CoD day one!".
It's getting stale.
People who follow gaming aren't very hyped.
Battlefield 3 won't sell more, but will put a significant dent in sales.
All the factors combined say lower, but still massive. Or at least this is the peak, the Modern Warfare name may have more benefit than I think. It's a boost upon CoD itself.
No, a lot of the "casual" audience was disappointed in blops. These are the guys who bought MW2, and said "Hell yeah, I'm getting the next CoD day one!". It's getting stale. People who follow gaming aren't very hyped.Disappointed in Black Ops? Getting stale? If that's the case, then why is it the most played game on Live, with MW2 the second most played game? I really hate the term "vocal minority", but I have to think that's what you're describing when saying that lots of people were disappointed in Black Ops.
As far as I view things, COD isn't a series of games, it's a drug. Once exposed, it's hard to quit. Unless something goes very wrong with the game an Activision pushes it out anyway, I'm going to say yes.
I don't know. I think it won't, but not because of the developer reason. I just feel that the peak reached with Black Ops is so high, and (at least for a bit, perhaps) BF3 will take a small bite out of sales. Skyrim's coming too, a game which has a surprising amount of mass market appeal. I know loads of non-gamers who loved oblivion. Weird. But this year, at the moment, looks more competitive (as opposed to when EVERYONE RAN AWAY FROM MW2) and the change in developer and general fatigue in COD, I think the peak has passed.
It'll still sell fucking millions, just less millions.
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