UPDATE: An Activision rep just confirmed to us that these numbers aren’t accurate and doesn’t reflect the actual pre-order numbers for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. We would like to apologize for the misleading report earlier. Here’s the official statement:
These estimates are highly inaccurate and are not at all representative of actual retail data. We’ve announced that pre-orders started strong, and continue to be very positive. And we look forward to sharing new gameplay next week at E3.
Original story: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s pre-order sales are extremely low according to the estimated pre-order data collected by Vgcharts. Although these numbers are not official, VGcharts is known to be accurate. However, until Activision makes an official announcement, take these numbers with a grain of salt.
What’s more striking is that the pre-order numbers for the CoD title doesn’t even account for 10 percent of the numbers that Black Ops 3 received last year. To be fair, there’s still a few more months left before we will get a more accurate picture of how the game’s sales will be.
Pre-order figures for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as of May 14, 2016
Pre-order figure for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 as of May 16, 2015
As the images above suggest, the pre-order sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare have dipped alarmingly low when compared to its previous installment, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. The total pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 as of May 16, 2015 was 710,965 of which 423,456 was for Xbox One and 287,509 was for PS4.
On the other hand, as of May 14, 2016, the total pre-order sales figure amounts for Infinite Warfare are only to 63,469 of which 33,014 is from PS4 and 30,455 is from Xbox One sales.
Interestingly, the total pre-order amount of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare doesn’t even add up to one fourth of the pre-order figure of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s PS4 version alone. Another notable thing here is that the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s PS4 version pre-orders are higher than that of Xbox One.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s trailer has definitely served as a reason for the game’s alarmingly low pre-orders, or is there some other reason behind this? Do you think it is fair to compare the statistics of the two Call of Duty games?
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is scheduled to release on November 4, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.