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If it hits 24.99 I'll buy it just for zombies and randomly playing with friends. Other than that I'm actually done with the series as a whole.
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post #32 of 68
This rating doesn't make any sense. I am trained in financial analysis, and these rating are based on future potential. I see no issues with Activision when I look into the future. Further more, the business is a cash cow and highly liquid.
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Expecting MW4 will have slightly lower sales numbers next year than Blops 2.

Then Blops 3 will sell a little worse then MW4.

People are getting burnt out on COD.

Unless BLOPS 3 takes place in the past. I'm talking bows & arrows and buffalo stampede killstreaks.
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Haven't bought a Call of Duty since 4.
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

Out of all the games in the CoD series, this one is probably the best.

Didn't realize you liked stepping on 100 bouncing betty's every game. Also the fact that there are hundreds of head glitching spots on each map. Highly doubt it's the best. It's just new, so it's more entertaining, that's all.
post #36 of 68
And again I will continue to wait for sales, just need mw3 and blops 2. Im a sucker for their sp, going through cod2 right now and plan on playing them. I still find it pretth enjoyable at times but not for multiplayer
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BLOPS 2 is the best COD since COD4. Definitely worth the $$ spent.... Zombies are totally killer.
 
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I find this game very enjoyable. As I do all the COD series.

Borderlands and Sleeping Dogs are the worst current releases IMO.
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While it may "spell trouble" it's still remarkably good sales figures and generates them a TON of money. Making $500 million in a day, and over a billion in the first week, I doubt they lost money by making this game. tongue.gif

Something to remember with those figures is that not all of it goes to the Dev. About 15% gets back to the Dev, 15% to the Publisher, the rest is marketing, manufacturing, and retailer cut.

I am not sure how the Dev will survive on only about $15 million in the first week, might be a struggle for them! biggrin.gif
    
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CoD series will continue to make ungodly amounts of money and all the haters will cry harder than ever. I've never understood this brand-loyalty crap but it makes even less sense in a video game. You don't like CoD, fine, don't play it - but why actively hate it?
Btw did it ever occur to you that the reason that the core gameplay doesn't change with each iteration is because that core gameplay has a fanbase of millions? Why the hell would Activision change a formula that literally millions of fans love?

Then how do you explain the gradual, but consistent and increasing rate of decline in sales? I'm not even a CoD hater. It's just been rehashed so much, each new one it just basically an expansion pack to the old one with new weapons and levels... The fact that they all have had the same engine since CoD 4 makes that effect even more pronounced.
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