Not that I'm complaining, but does anyone else think this year's Call of Duty is almost flying in under the radar?

I mean, granted, I'm comparing it to marketing blitzes in previous years and the fact that we're still a few months from release. Even so, I don't think Black Ops III is getting a fraction of the hype and general attention we've seen in years past. Did it even make a significant splash at E3 or Gamescom? Was I just not paying attention?

Even if I wasn't, it's plain that this year's effort isn't garnering the same number of headlines and once again, it makes me wonder: Despite the resurgence of the franchise thanks to last year's Advanced Warfare , I'm just not sure CoD ever recovered from the stumble that was Ghosts . Furthermore, I do think the series is past its prime in terms of absolute and total domination. I'm fairly certain Black Ops III will own the sales crown for 2015 but I imagine it'll be closer than people think (expect Star Wars: Battlefront to perform well), and don't forget that Grand Theft Auto V dethroned CoD a few years back in terms of overall sales.

Something like Call of Duty will never completely disappear. It's simply the nature of the popular mainstream product; the masses demand the safe and familiar and that's precisely what heats up the charts. Activision has known this truism for a long time. But you can't deny that even the hottest products eventually hit a wall, and we've seen it time and time again in the industry. From the Wii's meteoric start and its steep decline a few years after to the collapsing of the music/rhythm industry, it's not uncommon. I just wonder if CoD's decline will be a little slower…

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souljah92
souljah92
5 years ago

Man call of duty doesn't need hype to sell, it's that good

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
5 years ago

Good in ranking up the money but actually playing it, it is average at best.

schillah
schillah
5 years ago

Looks like crap this year. A little too futuristic to me

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
5 years ago

Probably people already realize that they're buying the same game over and over again since last gen…

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
5 years ago

Probably since PS4 has the month exclusivity this time aroun, we're seeing the difference between Sony money vs Microsoft money.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
5 years ago

Hehe, that's cute. People think Sony has the same marketing power as Microsoft.

vatoloco47
vatoloco47
5 years ago

It's probably because they know people will buy it regardless.. :/

GamerKid123
GamerKid123
5 years ago

CoD will never disappear, there are too many fanboys(and girls), however I do think that the general gamer populace is growing tired, and BO3 is not refreshing enough to garner enough interest. It's essentially a different kind of exosuit and a storyline dating after AW's.

souljah92
souljah92
5 years ago

zombies man, the real zombies are back, guarantee a shit ton of people are gunna get it just for that

Godslim
Godslim
5 years ago

In all seriousness is probably because everyone knows exactly what to expect from it.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
5 years ago

i think pritty much every COD since BO2 has been over hyped but then it doesn't really need the hype or so it seems every year it still sells like heaps.

love it or hate or other wise it still sells every year, personally i'm so/so on it.

happy gaming

souljah92
souljah92
1 year ago

Man call of duty doesn&#39t need hype to sell, it&#39s that good

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
1 year ago

Probably since PS4 has the month exclusivity this time aroun, we&#39re seeing the difference between Sony money vs Microsoft money.

souljah92
souljah92
1 year ago

zombies man, the real zombies are back, guarantee a shit ton of people are gunna get it just for that

Godslim
Godslim
1 year ago

In all seriousness is probably because everyone knows exactly what to expect from it.

schillah
schillah
1 year ago

Looks like crap this year. A little too futuristic to me

GamerKid123
GamerKid123
1 year ago

CoD will never disappear, there are too many fanboys(and girls), however I do think that the general gamer populace is growing tired, and BO3 is not refreshing enough to garner enough interest. It&#39s essentially a different kind of exosuit and a storyline dating after AW&#39s.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
1 year ago

i think pritty much every COD since BO2 has been over hyped but then it doesn&#39t really need the hype or so it seems every year it still sells like heaps.

love it or hate or other wise it still sells every year, personally i&#39m so/so on it.

happy gaming

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
1 year ago

Good in ranking up the money but actually playing it, it is average at best.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
1 year ago

Probably people already realize that they&#39re buying the same game over and over again since last gen…

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
1 year ago

Hehe, that&#39s cute. People think Sony has the same marketing power as Microsoft.

vatoloco47
vatoloco47
1 year ago

It&#39s probably because they know people will buy it regardless.. :/