Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sold close to 50% less in November than Black Ops 3, per NPD

By Stephany Nunneley
10 December 2016 21:15 GMT

While the full NPD report hasn’t been released, according to data handed to investors by the firm, sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at retail were down 50% year-over-year in November.


According to information provided by Cowen analyst Doug Creutz, retail sales of the shooter came in 17% below the firm’s expectations, and sold close to 50% less than Black Ops 3 did in 2015 during the same month.

Speaking with CNBC, another analyst said retail sale of Infinite Warfare were down 51% compared to Black Ops 3 – an extremely popular entry in the franchise.

Gfk Chart-Track noted in November retail sales for Infinite Warfare were down 45% year-over-year.

It’s worth noting the NPD figures provided by analysts and the Gfk Chart-Track report are for physical game copies, not digital. Plus, the holiday shopping season is just getting started, so the game will likely sell well, long-tail.

NPD said in July it was now tracking revenue from full-game downloads through PlayStation Network, Steam and Xbox Live through the Digital Games Tracking Service. Publishers such as Activision, were said to be supporting the new reporting feature.

The firm said a notation would be included next to titles which do not include digital data. That month, the NPD figures for the US in June were released.

Hopefully, when the actual numbers for November 2016 are provided next week,we’ll have a better idea of how Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare fared at not only retail, but through digital services as well.

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