With less than 2 months before Call of Duty Black Ops 3 officially gets released, hype continues to brew up for the annually released FPS game from Activision as it remains to be one of the most anticipated games in the US.
Earlier this month, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 held its ground as the most anticipated ?top 10 games to buy next? in the US according to insight group Nielsen. As of this September 19, however, the title has slinked to the 2nd spot with Fallout 4 reigning in the top. Here are the “Top 10 ?Games” that gamers in the US want to buy next according to?Nielsen:
- Fallout 4
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- Fifa 16
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- NBA 2K16
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Madden NFL 16
- Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
- Super Mario Maker
COD3 BOPS bagging the 2nd spot is still a tremendous feat for a title that gets released year-after-year compared to the Fallout series as the last titles released for the franchise was way back in 2010 (Fallout: New Vegas) and 2008 (Fallout 3). Both titles also had a big marketing push recently. Fallout took Android and iOS devices by storm with Fallout Shelter while COD BOPS 3 held a PS4 multiplayer beta test.
Black Ops 2 made $1 billion within 15 days of release and the latest installment might surpass this. According to GameStop Director of Merchandising Eric Bright, COD BOPS 3 has received a bigger demand this year ?than we?ve seen for a normal Call of Duty?, Venture Beat reported.
The BOPS 3 Collector?s Edition, which comes with a fully-functional Juggernog Mini-Fridge, has also been sold-out two months ago in all major retailers, Gamespot reported. ?Due to extremely high demand, GameStop has fulfilled its allocation and does not plan to have more in the future,? GameStop told the publication. While Amazon and Target still has no stock available for the Juggernog Edition, GameStop now has it available for pre-order.
Seeing people be excited to jump on board the COD BOPS 3 Juggernog Edition hype is mind boggling. Who would think that this limited edition would be able to match the hype from Fallout 4?s collector?s edition which has a life-sized working Pip-Boy? CinemaBlend also thinks the same way: ?I wouldn?t have expected for this to be as popular as the Fallout 4 Collector?s Edition? but gamers really love mini-fridges and coasters.?
PS4 Limited Edition
It was announced during E3 2015 that PlayStation will be the new home of Call of Duty and the developers continues to live-up to their promise.? A COD BOPS 3 Limited Edition PS4 Bundle has now been announced and the 1TB console comes with a uniquely designed orange colored lines as well as emblems which represents the game modes, PlayStation Blog reported. It also comes with a grey and orange-colored DualShock 4.
This limited edition bundle will be sold for $449.99 and you can already pre-order it now, the report said. The specially designed DualShock 4 can also be bought separately.
Will this limited edition help sell more PS4 consoles? COD BOPS 2 is one of the best selling games of all time right beside Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas according to Tech Times. COD BOPS 2 has already sold 24.8 million copies since November 2010, the report said.
?With these stellar sales, COD BOPS 3 will undoubtedly help sell more consoles for Sony. Activision?s GM of Call of Duty Rob Kostich is also pushing for COD to be a great game for PS4. Here is what he said according to the PlayStation Blog:
?Last month?s beta on PS4 was a phenomenal success. We want to thank the amazing PlayStation Nation for its feedback, for its participation, and for making Black Ops III the largest beta in PS4 history! Black Ops III is without a doubt the most ambitious game that Call of Duty has ever created ? Treyarch is pushing the boundaries across each and every mode of play on PS4.
?From day one, it has been designed to push the franchise to new heights on next generation hardware. We cannot wait for you to experience Black Ops III for yourselves on November 6th, and we hope you like the Black Ops III Limited Edition PS4 as much as we do!?
Call of Duty Black Ops 3 will be released on November 6, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC.