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Modern Warfare 3 sales in decline

Lifetime sales of Modern Warfare 3 are behind those of Black Ops for the same time period, despite the former having a stronger debut.

Apparently sales in March sales where reportedly less than half the amount that Black Ops sold at that time last year.

Analysts at PiperJaffray suggesting these numbers could indicate significant changes in the market thanks to casual players buying less games at retail, and are instead using their consoles for video streaming and other forms of media.

Webush Securities analyst Michael Pachter also added his opinion, saying that he feels software sales in March could be down to the fact that consumers are buying more games at launch, rather than buying the software later down the line.

Interestingly, 34 percent of the company’s revenue in its last fiscal quarter came from digital sales, no doubt generated from DLC and services such as Call of Duty: Elite, for which it has 1.5 million subscribers.

Thanks, Gamasutra.

Edited On 16 Apr, 2012

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