PS4 NewsBlack Ops III First To Market, Is It Bad News For Battlefront? - PS4 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Black Ops III First To Market, Is It Bad News For Battlefront?

Timing is everything.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III managed to beat the anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront to market by 11 days and in the eyes of some, that could be problematic for EA's upcoming multiplayer shooter.

There's no doubt that the two games will be vying for players when both are available, and this head-start for Activision's product could be huge. As every multiplayer FPS lover tells me, it's very difficult to play two games at the same time; if you want to excel and keep up with the competition, you really need to stick to one. Well, it seems Black Ops III just set a new "engagement" record, with over 75 million enjoying the online action in the first three days. Of those that are currently playing the game, how many are suddenly not planning to get Battlefront...?

You were going to hold off because the latter title interested you more, but all your friends went and got CoD. Now you're sitting there, trying to wait patiently for Battlefront but every time you log onto your PS4 or Xbox One, you see your friends playing. You want to play, don't you? This phenomenon could be happening on a pretty big scale right now, and that could translate to lower-than-anticipated sales for Battlefront out of the gate. Look, in this uber-competitive industry, 11 days is like an eternity.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Star Wars: Battlefront

Tags: call of duty black ops iii, black ops 3, sw battlefront, star wars battlefront

11/11/2015 9:52:16 PM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous




New Comment System


Legacy Comment System (16 posts)


WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 12:11:38 AM
Reply

With Star Wars now coming out on film done by a real film maker I think the game will just get even more excitement around it even though it looks kinda weak.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 12:55:16 AM
Reply

Won't matter it's Star Wars. Just like CoD is CoD.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 8:59:44 AM

good point.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 10:44:40 AM

Not well explained but the point is there.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Godslim
Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 8:55:04 AM

I think thats all you needed to state to get your point across big railer xD

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

FM23
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 1:44:04 AM
Reply

Well I'm getting Star Wars and so are a million other people.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 9:00:06 AM

perhaps even 2 million

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 10:43:31 AM

I'm guessing more. I have friends that don't play FPS games, I have friends who don't play competitive mp games. None of this matters because it's Star Wars. That special edition Star Wars bundle is going to sell out. These same people are buying thay model just because... it's Star Wars.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/12/2015 10:44:02 AM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

TrueAssassin86x
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 7:48:47 AM
Reply

Dont care about either.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Godslim
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 10:08:06 AM
Reply

SWBF is pretty good and its star wars so i doubt it.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

big6
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 10:28:28 AM
Reply

Battlefront sales may be affected in its opening week, and people might panic, but expect a huge spike in sale after the movie is released next month.

So I don't think overall sales will be markedly affected by COD's earlier release.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Snaaaake
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 10:38:58 AM
Reply

I skipped CoD for SW, already pre-ordered my Darth Vader edition PS4.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 10:43:47 AM

You are not the only one...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

schillah
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 11:00:38 AM

Same here

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Breadlover
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 11:14:03 AM
Reply

It is for this reason why I haven't played Destiny (or any game on my PS4) for almost a week and a half now. Nor have I bought Black Ops III (even though the temptation was so strong).

It's all SW:Battlefront for me this last few days of 2015.. and probably a few months into 2016!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Rogueagent01
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 10:20:40 PM
Reply

To me and many others their 2 very different games both with legions of diehard fans, the sales for both will be just fine.

And those people telling you that you need to stick to one to be competitive are full of it. The only reason you would need to stick to one is because your trying to be somebody at the top of the leaderboards, but that rarely translates to them being good.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

How often do you visit the site?
Once a day
Several times a day
Every few days
Once a week
This is my first visit
I've never been here, even now I am not here

Previous Poll Results