The latest installment within the Call of Duty franchise, Infinite Warfare, may of had one of the biggest game releases of 2016 and topped UK sales charts today... Despite this, it's off to a very rough start over on Steam.
It was only today that the UK's Top 10 selling games were announced and the results were to be expected. As with every year, Call of Duty comes out on-top within the first week of release. However, the stats from that chart are only across the PS4 and XBOX One, which is no wonder considering the dwindling figures on Steam.
At the time of this article going live, the official steam statistics show that the game is severely under-performing against games like Farming Simulator 17 for example. Where Infinite Warfare is averaging roughly 15,436 daily users, Farming Simulator 17 is averaging roughly 26,044. This is nearly double the average users of Infinite Warfare, which is certainly an eye opening statistic for the team behind the game. Titles such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 4 and Rocket League are also out-performing the FPS.
The statistics above obviously don't include Origin and UPlay but following on from the weak Steam figures, it won't be dramatically different - this is yet to be confirmed though.
It has not been announced how well the Modern Warfare Remaster is performing on Steam, however it's unclear if this statistic is tied in with Infinite Warfare's. Thinking back to the initial release trailers for the game, it received record-breaking dislikes but people were adamant this wouldn't make any difference once the game has been released... It seems they were wrong, with this game being the worst-performing Call of Duty title on Steam ever.
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