Call Of Duty: Black Ops Sees 85 Per Cent Drop in Sales

Call Of Duty: Black Ops has seen an 85 per cent fall in sales since smashing records two weeks ago.

Gamesindustry.biz reports that whilst the game is still the best selling game in the charts, having sold 63,000 units more than second place game Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, the game has seen a massive drop in sales.

Whilst the game had a highly successful launch, speculators predict that the game won’t sell as many overall copies as its predecessor Modern Warfare 2. Analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan claims that Black Ops "faces competition from holiday sales of Medal of Honor and Halo: Reach, both quite competitive in the shooter genre."

Black Ops broke all sorts of records when it was released, selling 5.7 million copies worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release. The game also made more money in the first five days of its release than the entire games market did in the two weeks prior.