Originally Posted by Patrick Young
I'd like to think download sales are way up.
Even with downloads at 30-40% of retail (and I'm being generous at 40) the drop in sales is quite enormous.
People were soured imo after WD1, Ubi didn't have the benefit of being the first hyped next gen open world title to sell the game like in 2014.
Originally Posted by Welfare
Watch Dogs and Titanfall probably saw huge sales because they were new IP and hyped to hell and back. Both also were regarded as very disappointing so it seems like the sequels are taking hits because of it. Word of mouth is going to have to be very good.
Also just thinking of how Destiny 2 is going to perform.
You've hit the nail on the head.
Disappointing first entry's for hyped games have tarnished the sales potential (at least in UK) for their respective sequels.
WD1 was largely considered a poor mans GTA by mainstream and TF1 had the lack of content to deal with.
Destiny 2 might buck this trend and only be slightly down compared to Destiny 1 launch because it has a really devoted and large player base.