Sales charts show that Call of Duty: Vanguard is much less popular in Europe than its predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. In particular, in the UK, start-up sales were the lowest in the series, and Call of Duty itself is almost the only franchise that shows a decline in interest in 2021. Gamesindustry, with the help of EGX and PAX, decided to learn about the reasons for the weak debut directly from the players.
Journalists asked questions to the audience of hardcore gamers in the US and the UK, and out of 671 interviewees, 284 reported that they had bought all the games of the Call of Duty series for the last five years. But only 59 of them (21%) forked out for Call of Duty Vanguard.
Of those who have decided to do without Vanguard for now, about half (55%) admitted that they still have enough other games. In particular, they are busy playing free Call of Duty Warzone (14% of respondents admitted this), old subscription games and new free shooters.
satiety with a series. About 34% admitted that they did not buy Vanguard because they want to take a break from Call of Duty.
Another 24% said they were not interested in the Second World War. And another 20% focused on reviews and abandoned the purchase as they werent particularly enthusias.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Review — New team, familiar hitsFinally, 11% of respondents said are waiting for another game. For example, Halo: Infinite (38%) and Battlefield 2042 (25%) .
Other reasons include unwillingness to support Activision Blizzard (6%), unreasonably high price (4%), dissatisfaction with the short story campaign (2%) and an abundance of cheaters (3%). Another 2% cited an unexpected reason: the download size is too large.
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