Sales of Call of Duty: Ghosts are likely to be slower than its predecessor, the game’s creator has admitted, with players likely to wait for the release of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 before buying the title.
Speaking to the BBC, Mark Rubin, studio head at developer Infinity Ward, said that it was likely that sales would not be as high initially as those of Call of Dury 2 – which made $1bn in just over the first fortnight last year.
"Next-gen has historically created a bit of a challenge for all games from a numbers standpoint," said Rudin.
"It's definitely something we're aware of. I know talking to a lot of people, figuring out what they're going to buy is a problem.”
In order to incentivise Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers to purchase the game, a discount has been offered by publisher Activision on copies of the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, if they upgraded within before 24 December.
Call of Duty: Ghosts has gone from sale from this morning, while Xbox One will go on sale in the UK from 22 November and PlayStation 4 will be released a week later on 29 November.