With two of the most highly anticipated titles expected before Christmas over one million pre-orders have been registered for both Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 with the latter winning by just a small margin. As we look at what the fans think of this news, it is wise to remember that the new Call of Duty title will be available on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems, along with the PC and the new upcoming Wii U console.
Halo 4 is sitting at the top of the Xbox charts with Black Ops 2 a close second place, and a comfortable first on the PS3 charts, so even though Halo 4 is an Xbox exclusive we can tell that the franchise remains popular among gamers. Highlighting the USA pre-order charts for the week of October, 20th Only SP mention how Black Ops 2 is in front by about 100,000 reserved copies, and we are sure this will change over the next few weeks. It seems like this is not the first time the two franchises have gone head to head to we are intrigued to know what the general consensus is concerning this years top titles.
When you take the figures into consideration both games are producing great numbers and as far as exclusives go Halo 4 looks set to be one of the best to come out for quite sometime. The competition and current pre-order sales are a good sign for the industry, and the Call of Duty fanbase on both consoles give us reason to believe Halo 4 is holding its own. In other Black Ops 2 news, our most recent article spoke about the game coming to the Nintendo 3DS according to rumors that have been doing the rounds for a while now. We thought the idea of this happening seemed a bit far-fetched although a UK retailer’s website has recently listed this to be released at the same time as the other platforms.
As we take this news with pinch of salt, we are sure this would have been highly publicized by now, and nothing has come from Activision to confirm this, although we can probably see a side-game like Black Ops: Declassified on the Vita making an appearance on the 3DS. To keep things on an even keel, in another recent post we highlighted comments by 343 Industries encouraging caution against Halo 4 spoilers, as the internet is full of details about the game, and this is due to the recently leaked pre-release copies that have become available.
Those not wanting spoilers to ruin their enjoyment are recommended to stay away from various sites and forums for their own benefit. What’s your view of the pre-order chart figures? Do you feel Halo 4 is going to be decent competition for the popular multiplatform Black Ops 2?