Timing is everything.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III managed to beat the anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront to market by 11 days and in the eyes of some, that could be problematic for EA's upcoming multiplayer shooter.

There's no doubt that the two games will be vying for players when both are available, and this head-start for Activision's product could be huge. As every multiplayer FPS lover tells me, it's very difficult to play two games at the same time; if you want to excel and keep up with the competition, you really need to stick to one. Well, it seems Black Ops III just set a new "engagement" record , with over 75 million enjoying the online action in the first three days. Of those that are currently playing the game, how many are suddenly not planning to get Battlefront …?

You were going to hold off because the latter title interested you more, but all your friends went and got CoD. Now you're sitting there, trying to wait patiently for Battlefront but every time you log onto your PS4 or Xbox One, you see your friends playing. You want to play, don't you? This phenomenon could be happening on a pretty big scale right now, and that could translate to lower-than-anticipated sales for Battlefront out of the gate. Look, in this uber-competitive industry, 11 days is like an eternity.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops III , Star Wars: Battlefront

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

With Star Wars now coming out on film done by a real film maker I think the game will just get even more excitement around it even though it looks kinda weak.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
6 years ago

Won't matter it's Star Wars. Just like CoD is CoD.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

good point.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
6 years ago

Not well explained but the point is there.

Godslim
Godslim
6 years ago

I think thats all you needed to state to get your point across big railer xD

FM23
FM23
6 years ago

Well I'm getting Star Wars and so are a million other people.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

perhaps even 2 million

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
6 years ago

I'm guessing more. I have friends that don't play FPS games, I have friends who don't play competitive mp games. None of this matters because it's Star Wars. That special edition Star Wars bundle is going to sell out. These same people are buying thay model just because… it's Star Wars.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/12/2015 10:44:02 AM

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
6 years ago

Dont care about either.

Godslim
Godslim
6 years ago

SWBF is pretty good and its star wars so i doubt it.

big6
big6
6 years ago

Battlefront sales may be affected in its opening week, and people might panic, but expect a huge spike in sale after the movie is released next month.

So I don't think overall sales will be markedly affected by COD's earlier release.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
6 years ago

I skipped CoD for SW, already pre-ordered my Darth Vader edition PS4.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
6 years ago

You are not the only one…

schillah
schillah
6 years ago

Same here

Breadlover
Breadlover
6 years ago

It is for this reason why I haven't played Destiny (or any game on my PS4) for almost a week and a half now. Nor have I bought Black Ops III (even though the temptation was so strong).

It's all SW:Battlefront for me this last few days of 2015.. and probably a few months into 2016!

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
6 years ago

To me and many others their 2 very different games both with legions of diehard fans, the sales for both will be just fine.

And those people telling you that you need to stick to one to be competitive are full of it. The only reason you would need to stick to one is because your trying to be somebody at the top of the leaderboards, but that rarely translates to them being good.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
2 years ago

With Star Wars now coming out on film done by a real film maker I think the game will just get even more excitement around it even though it looks kinda weak.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
2 years ago

Dont care about either.

Godslim
Godslim
2 years ago

SWBF is pretty good and its star wars so i doubt it.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
2 years ago

Won&#39t matter it&#39s Star Wars. Just like CoD is CoD.

Godslim
Godslim
2 years ago

I think thats all you needed to state to get your point across big railer xD

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
2 years ago

Not well explained but the point is there.

FM23
FM23
2 years ago

Well I&#39m getting Star Wars and so are a million other people.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
2 years ago

I&#39m guessing more. I have friends that don&#39t play FPS games, I have friends who don&#39t play competitive mp games. None of this matters because it&#39s Star Wars. That special edition Star Wars bundle is going to sell out. These same people are buying thay model just because… it&#39s Star Wars.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/12/2015 10:44:02 AM

big6
big6
2 years ago

Battlefront sales may be affected in its opening week, and people might panic, but expect a huge spike in sale after the movie is released next month.

So I don&#39t think overall sales will be markedly affected by COD&#39s earlier release.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
2 years ago

You are not the only one…

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
2 years ago

I skipped CoD for SW, already pre-ordered my Darth Vader edition PS4.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
2 years ago

good point.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
2 years ago

perhaps even 2 million

schillah
schillah
2 years ago

Same here

Breadlover
Breadlover
2 years ago

It is for this reason why I haven&#39t played Destiny (or any game on my PS4) for almost a week and a half now. Nor have I bought Black Ops III (even though the temptation was so strong).

It&#39s all SW:Battlefront for me this last few days of 2015.. and probably a few months into 2016!

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
2 years ago

To me and many others their 2 very different games both with legions of diehard fans, the sales for both will be just fine.

And those people telling you that you need to stick to one to be competitive are full of it. The only reason you would need to stick to one is because your trying to be somebody at the top of the leaderboards, but that rarely translates to them being good.