Previous analyst predictions were right: it looks like ongoing sales of the annual Call of Duty franchise are beginning to slow down.
Life-to-date sales of 2011’s entry Modern Warfare 3 are behind where 2010’s Black Ops was at this time last year, despite the former having a stronger debut.
I don’t know what to make of this. I think the novelty has worn off a bit, and the changes from year to year probably aren’t appealing enough to most people. As someone who has spent a lot of hours playing the last three games, I can tell you that the changes are simply incremental, and not revolutionary.