Analyst: Call of Duty Black Ops to Triple Medal of Honor Sales

October 12, 2010Written by Kishen Patel

Without a doubt, the Call of Duty franchise has ruled the first-person shooter genre for the current generation. However, publisher Electronic Arts is attempting to take Activision’s thunder with their latest entry to the FPS market, the reboot of the Medal of Honor series. With both Medal of Honor and Call of Duty: Black Ops releasing within a month apart from each other, which one will come out the victor?

Thankfully, good ol’ market analysts are hear to give us their two cents on what’s to come for anything that is expected to succeed or flop. According to surveys conducted by Lazard Capital Markets, both Medal of Honor and Call of Duty: Black Ops have similar consumer interest rates clocking in at 17% an 25% respectively. Regardless, analyst Colin Sebastian from the firm has stronger expectations for Treyarch’s outing. According to the Sebastian:

“Importantly, given the broader interest and timing with gift purchases, we expect Call of Duty will still sell at least 3x the number of units as Medal of Honor, although game reviews remain a key variable in determining core gamer interest.”

Given the name recognition and the track record, it would come to no surprise if CoD: Black Ops topped charts for November. That said, EA has high expectations for their contender as well and could possibly come out and surprise the industry in the end. Medal of Honor launches on October 12 while Call of Duty: Black Ops releases on November 9, 2010.