CoD: Black Ops 4 Pre-orders Beat Those of Fallout 76, RDR 2 and BF V, Pre-order Model Suggests
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pre-orders are beating pre-orders of Bethesda’s Fallout 76, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 and EA’s Battlefield V, if the pre-order model from financial services firm, Cowen & Co, is to be believed.
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that claimed that pre-orders for EA DICE’s next Battlefield installment, Battlefield V, are rather ‘weak’ compared to other titles. These reports were based on Cowen & Co’s pre-order model that now apparently used GameStop’s pre-order sales chart.
Venturebeat’s Jeffrey Grubb has now clarified the rather ‘weak’ pre-orders for Battlefield V with extrapolated pre-order excitement based on historical data, and it appears that Battlefield V is clearly trailing behind the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Pre-orders for the upcoming Fallout 76 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are also beating Battlefield V pre-orders. Interesting to note is that Red Dead Redemption 2 will only be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the other titles mentioned will also be released on PC.
The Cowen Ordometer looks at GameStop's best-seller list and then extrapolates preorder excitement based on that compared to historical data. Here's its rankings:
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2. Fallout 76
3. Red Dead 2 (46% behind Blops 4)
?. BFV (85% behind Blops 4)
— Jeffrey Grubb (@JeffGrubb) August 21, 2018
Grubb notes that while this data has some value, it doesn’t translate to real-world sales in any way.
Battlefield V is scheduled for a release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 11, while Black Ops 4 will release a day later on October 12.
Fallout 76 is slated for a global release on November 14, and the highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on October 26.