Interest in Medal of Honor: Warfighter is at an all time low. Despite the game looking decent, it feels like the market just doesn’t care – even publisher EA’s typically dominant PR cycle is half-hearted this year.
As such, US analyst Doug Creutz has decided to slash the title’s projected sales estimates. He previously expected the game to sell 2.3 million units between its 23rd October release date and December, but now reckons the title will just about scrape past the 1.4 million units milestone.
“This is based on a very soft performance since E3 in Amazon’s top-selling game rankings compared to other recent titles,” he told Forbes. “We think the most likely culprit for apparent gamer disinterest is the poor quality of the last Medal of Honor game in 2010.”
While that’s certainly part of the problem, we think there’s a bigger issue at play. The industry has been flooded with countless modern military campaigns over the past five years, and we think that gamers are starting to tire of the formula. At this point, it doesn't really matter how good Warfighter is – it’s hard to get excited over another near-future shooter, isn't it?