Analyst's Medal of Honor: Warfighter forecast lowers 'due to poor quality of first'
Posted: 31.07.2012 11:58 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
Doug Creutz of analyst firm Cowen has revised down his sales forecast for EA's Medal of Honor: Warfighter from 2.3m to 1.4m, citing a "very soft performance" since E3.

He bases his data off of Amazon's game rankings. The "most likely culprit" for this "disinterest" from FPS gamers is the "poor quality of the last" Medal of Honor from 2010.

Almost a million sales are shed from Cowen's predictions for Warfighter's sales between its October 23rd launch and the end of December. They poor cold water on Star Wars: The Old Republic too.

"This is based on a very soft performance since E3 in Amazon’s top-selling game rankings compared to other recent titles. We think the most likely culprit for apparent gamer disinterest is the poor quality of the last ‘Medal of Honor’ game in 2010," said Doug Creutz of the US firm. They also reckon Star Wars TOR will lose around 500k subscribers.

This deflation of the Star Wars MMO is due to "continued poor server density trends" That sounds like fancy talk for 'people aren't playing it much'. EA has hinted a free-to-play approach could be adopted.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 23rd in the US, 26th in EU.

Source: VG247

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By Gale47 (SI Core) on Jul 31, 2012
The first one was just a decent weekend shooter. Waaay too short.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 31, 2012
Agreed,not really bad but not good either,the only moment i remember from it was when you and your teammates were stuck in an open area with only a crumbling house to protect you and your enemies attacking you from everywhere.That was awesome,i felt every emotion they had,i felt the pressure as my ammo kept dwindling while shooting everything i could see, i would recomend a rent for this game just for that part.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Jul 31, 2012
I liked the last levels, and the storyline was actually decent.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 31, 2012
I enjoyed the MP in "MoH" (didn't bother with the SP at all), even with all the cheaters. The map designs and artwork were fabulous and the Conquest stylre forced the gamer to play as a team whether he/she wanted to or not. I like that and is a welcome break from the loner mentality of "COD".
"Warfighter" however I'll leave be as "BF 3" has really put me off online shooters for quite some time.

"SW: TOR" - what a squandered chance at greatness. I'll never go back until more SP content is added, Space Combat re-imagined and the subs disappear (which they probably won't with this being EA).
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 01, 2012
Hey "SW:TOR" is going fully (amlost) F2P come 'Fall'. There'll be a few limitations but you'll be able to play up Level 50. I do hope they add more features.

"After free players log into the Star Wars: The Old Republic, they will be able to play as any of the game's eight classes, though some races will be limited. They will be able to advance to the game's current level cap of 50, but some of the content along the way will either be restricted, such as some travel options or the number of player-versus-player warzones they can join in a given time, or outright closed off, such as the game's raid-like Operations. These restrictions can be lifted either with microtransactions or subscriptions--for more information check the official website's feature comparison list."
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
Not too intrigued by shooters right now. They are milking the concept way too much and everything is just a tad more brown than green between the different series anyway...
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
An excellent game single player however the multiplayer were the maps small!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 01, 2012
But they FELT big, with the backdrop of mountain ranges, unlike "CoD" maps which are small and FEEL small.