Call of Duty Subscription Would Attract 5 Million Players, says Analyst!Published by LegendaryFire on Sunday, July 25, 2010
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Call of Duty Subscription Would Attract 5 Million Players, says Analyst!
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter's recent comments suggesting that COD fans could be facing a new subscription fee has to lead an uproar in the gaming community and a quick rebuttal from Activision, who noted that Call of Duty will always be free to play online. With that said, most still believe some sort of subscription plan is still coming.
Janco Partners' Mike Hickey said today, "We believe management will announce a subscription plan for Call of Duty online, a premium service that automatically drops new maps and items. We expect 4 to 5 million current COD online players would subscribe to the service."
As games continue to shift more towards digital and into the realm of services, players are less likely to buy new software, which is why (in part) NPD data has been showing a slowdown in recent months. Publishers will need to monetize their online offerings, and we agree with Pachter and Hickey that a Call of Duty subscription is highly likely to happen at some point.
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