Assassin's Creed sales down 60% year-on-year, Battlefield 4 down 69% on Battlefield 3

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Posted 11:24am on Thu 7 November 2013
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Assassin's Creed sales down 60% year-on-year, Battlefield 4 down 69% on Battlefield 3
Big IPs see massive decline in opening week sales, industry site reveals.

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Posted 11:24am on Thu 7 November 2013
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Probably the launch of the consoles is having a big impact on the sales, but I think that there is even some fatigue in many of these yearly series.
Posted 11:27am on Thu 7 November 2013
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It has to be the consoles driving it down that much. Last year there was no question in the back of peoples minds as to what they wanted their game on, it was either a console or the PC. This year you've got the PC option still and it looks great, but if you're planning to get a new console you'll likely hold off and pick up those games on your new machine.
Posted 11:40am on Thu 7 November 2013
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I am waiting for PS4 to get both of these games. New consoles is probably the key factor.
Posted 11:41am on Thu 7 November 2013
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I'm glad people aren't just mindlessly buying them, need to show these developers and publishers that consumers aren't stupid and do have a tipping point when games aren't becoming noticeably better.
Posted 1:32pm on Thu 7 November 2013
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Everyone I know is getting BattleField 4 with their new console. PS4 or XONE
Posted 3:28pm on Thu 7 November 2013
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Probably people just waiting for new consoles at Christmas before buying
Posted 4:04pm on Thu 7 November 2013
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I remember waiting with baited breath for Assassin's Creed 2 but there have been so many since then that they're all a bit samey, so that's my excuse.

BF4 just isn't my genre, sorry DICE, not your fault.
Posted 4:29pm on Thu 7 November 2013
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Whilst the assumption, that people are just waiting for the new consoles to come out, is true, I think we have to remember that the majority people won't just migrate to the next gen consoles over (launch) night.

Even if the PS4 and XB1 sell over 10 million copies between them in the Christmas period, that is still just a fraction of the install base of this generation of consoles. Yes a sizeable chunk of people will be waiting for the next gen to come out before buying battlefield/AC 4, however I don't think it would account for a 60% drop. If it were a 30% drop maybe, but for 60% drop there must be more then just the single reason of the next gen is coming.
Posted 8:43pm on Thu 7 November 2013
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Whilst the assumption, that people are just waiting for the new consoles to come out, is true, I think we have to remember that the majority people won't just migrate to the next gen consoles over (launch) night.

Even if the PS4 and XB1 sell over 10 million copies between them in the Christmas period, that is still just a fraction of the install base of this generation of consoles. Yes a sizeable chunk of people will be waiting for the next gen to come out before buying battlefield/AC 4, however I don't think it would account for a 60% drop. If it were a 30% drop maybe, but for 60% drop there must be more then just the single reason of the next gen is coming.

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I can't speak for anyone else, but every single console player I know has stopped buying 360/PS3 games now that GTA5 is out.

That was the last hurrah for the current generation of consoles.

Those I talk to are just tired of how long this last generation was and are more than ready to move on. Every single one of them is getting either an XBone or a PS4 this Christmas, with a very strong leaning towards the PS4.

As usual, YMMV.
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