Black Ops 2 UK Launch Sales Lower Than Black Ops
The official UK launch week sales figures for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 shows that it has sold less than Call Of Duty: Black Ops did.
Eurogamer has done the maths and worked out that while Black Ops sold two million in its launch week, Black Ops 2 has shifted 1.7 million, which also puts it behind the launches for Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2.
Is Call Of Duty’s appeal on the wane? It could be a sign of Call Of Duty fatigue, it could be the appeal dipping slightly as this generation of consoles is coming to an end, it could be that the sci-fi setting just doesn’t have the mainstream appeal of shooting bad guys in generic Middle Eastern settings.
Either way, 1.7 million is still a ridiculous amount of copies, though it will be interesting to see what happens with Black Ops 2’s sales from this point on.
Check out our Black Ops 2 review to see what we thought of the game.