A sales analyst group has recently discovered that COD: MW3 has sold 4.2% fewer copies than its predecessor, COD: Black Ops, even though MW3 started off with more sales at launch. These analysts believe this shows that the market is changing, and that casual players of these kinds of games are moving on to things such as movie streaming services for their consoles. Gamers however, seem to have a different view in reaction to this report.
Many gamers seem to be expressing a dislike for this installment in the series, especially after the controversy surrounding the battle between publisher Activision and Developer Infinity Ward. Personally, I think that people are just simply getting tired of a formula that is over 4 years old. I have been a fan of the series since COD4, and I found myself putting down MW3 much sooner than the other titles in the series.