Parallax Abstraction wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 11:32:
What I hate is the amount of amazing titles that struggle or fail because people won't broaden their horizons beyond one or two yearly franchises.
I think a lot of Call of Duty's customers only buy a few games a year, actually. So why would they risk buying something that might disappoint them when they know they will enjoy CoD's MP for hundreds and hundreds of hours?
My wife's a middle school teacher, and a lot of the kids in her classes have been talking about the BLOPS2 launch, as it's typically the only game they get all year. (It's a school in a pretty poor, rural area.) It's not that hard to see why they'd stick with what they know. After all, I do the same in a restaurant.