According to Activision, pre-orders for the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops III are “significantly” higher than those recorded for Advanced Warfare. Speaking in a statement at the company’s earning’s call last night, Activision president and CEO mused on the success of the series and why he’s so confident that Black Ops III will be the another smash hit for the franchise.
We couldn’t be more excited about the launch this Friday. We have strong momentum indicated by a number of factors, but just to name a few: the growing engagement around the past Black Ops titles; the significant year-on-year lift in pre-orders; consumer sentiment around our marketing assets which is more positive for Black Ops III than any Call of Duty title on record; a great partnership with Sony across consumer, trade and custom PS4 bundles; and our ranking as Neilson’s Number One Most Anticipated Title of the Year.
While specific pre-order figures for each platform have yet to be announced, it’s likely that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Black Ops III are making up the bulk of the pre-order numbers, due in large part to admittance from Treyarch and Activision that the Ps3 and Xbox 360 won’t feature the game’s singleplayer campaign and will run at 30 FPS as opposed to 60.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III releases on November 6 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Look out for our review later in the week.