Medal Of Honor Proving More Popular Than Black Ops?
Well, on the PlayStation 3, anyway. And if one actually sits down to think about it, the seemingly bizarre phenomenon makes a bit of sense.
According to PS3Center, it seems that pre-orders for the PS3 version of Medal of Honor are outpacing pre-order numbers for the PS3 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops. The site mentions GameStop, where Treyarch's shooter is fifth and EA's is third, and overall, it seems that while the battle is close at some stores, it's a runaway victory for MoH at others. So what's the deal? Well, the PS3 beta being available certainly should help pre-order numbers so that's part of the explanation, but we believe there's another aspect: the history of the franchise in relation to the history of the PlayStation brand. Let's not forget that this series debuted on the original PlayStation and was widely considered to be one of the first great FPSs on a system that always bowed to the N64 and GoldenEye in that category. Several future installments remained exclusive on a PlayStation platform; Medal of Honor: Frontline, one of the best games in the early PS2 library, was out even before the Xbox was on the market.
People do remember. And although the franchise in question has taken a dive since then, there are still a lot of PS3 owners who remember the glory days of Medal of Honor...which, at the time, could only be experienced on the PS1 or PS2 (with the exception of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault on the PC, which came out around the same time as Frontline). Lastly, CoD is always more popular on the Xbox platform, so maybe these early pre-order statistics aren't too shocking at all.
Related Game(s): Medal of Honor
7/14/2010 10:52:12 AM Ben Dutka