While the full NPD report hasn’t been released, based on information handed to traders by the agency, gross sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at retail have been down 50% year-over-year in November.
According to data supplied by Cowen analyst Doug Creutz, retail gross sales of the shooter got here in 17% under the agency’s expectations, and bought near 50% much less than Black Ops 3 did in 2015 during the same month.
Speaking with CNBC, one other analyst stated retail sale of Infinite Warfare have been down 51% in comparison with Black Ops three – a particularly common entry within the franchise.
Gfk Chart-Track noted in November retail gross sales for Infinite Warfare have been down 45% year-over-year.
It’s value noting the NPD figures supplied by analysts and the Gfk Chart-Track report are for bodily recreation copies, not digital. Plus, the vacation procuring season is simply getting began, so the sport will doubtless promote nicely, long-tail.
NPD said in July it was now tracking income from full-game downloads by PlayStation Network, Steam and Xbox Live by the Digital Games Tracking Service. Publishers akin to Activision, have been stated to be supporting the brand new reporting function.
The agency stated a notation can be included subsequent to titles which don’t embrace digital information. That month, the NPD figures for the US in June have been launched.
Hopefully, when the precise numbers for November 2016 are supplied subsequent week,we’ll have a greater concept of how Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare fared at not solely retail, however by digital companies as nicely.