Call of Duty sales slow: Modern Warfare 3's tally dips below Black Ops'

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Call of Duty sales are slowing: Modern Warfare 3 sales are behind where sales for predecessor Black Ops were a year ago.

Is it?

That's according to analysts at Macquarie Equities, who believe Modern Warfare 3 sales to be 4.2 per cent lower, reported Gamasutra.

Apparently, Modern Warfare 3's March 2012 sales were half of Black Ops' March 2011 sales. But specific sales figures aren't publicly available to check.

This could signal the turning point for Call of Duty sales, which haven't stopped rising since the 2007 release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Or this could be a temporary blip.

And while boxed copy sales may be fewer, Activision has capitalised on digital sales with subscription service Call of Duty: Elite, which has 1.5 million paying members.

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