Even though Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare went off to a good start, latest data from NPD shows that its sales are 27 percent lower than that of Call of Duty: Ghosts, the title that was released last year. This was detailed in a note by Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson based on figures provided by NPD, its November report shows that Activision sales were down 22 percent in November with CoD: Advanced Warfare registering a 27 percent year-over-year decline as opposed to the previous title.
Olsen notes that even though the first week Advanced Warfare sales showed a year-over-year increase, “this is disappointing data.” It merits mentioning here that NPD’s data only considers sales of retail copies in the U.S., and doesn’t take into account digital sales or international sales. If those numbers were included as well then the year-over-year decline would lessen.
Here’s the interesting bit. Even though it has registered a 27 percent decline as opposed to the previous title Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare remained the best-selling retail game of 2014 in the country.
Activision also announced earlier today that only in its first month of release, Advanced Warfare became the number one “top-selling console game of the year,” through November in all of the U.S., and even individually on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.