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COD: Ghosts drops below Modern Warfare 3

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no one playing Ghosts

Towards the end of November last year, I asked if the COD: Ghosts hype train had passed. COD fans had been telling me that everyone was migrating back to previous iterations in the franchise, but when I checked the numbers it wasn’t true. Well, now it is.

Thanks to the glory that is SteamGraph, an ultra fun tool that lets you compare usage in various Steam games, I was able to create this graph comparing multiplayer across a variety of Call of Duty titles. To quote every Upworthy article, what happened next will surprise you:

Ghosts vs blops

As you can see, the numbers for COD: Ghosts multiplayer have dropped significantly since the end of last year when they were averaging around 20k – its currently levels of 4-5k are about on par with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Even Modern Warfare 3 is surpassing Ghosts, while Call of Duty: Black Ops II has reclaimed its top spot.

Beyond the comparison between the Call of Duty games themselves, can we just see how the numbers across the board have fallen? Back in November, Modern Warfare 3 was sitting around the levels that Blops is now – all the games are falling off in popularity and the latest COD isn’t helping to keep people playing the franchise. It seems that people must be getting their pew pew action somewhere else.

An important caveat here – these are just the numbers on Steam. Perhaps there are still tons of people playing COD: Ghosts on Xbox, particularly Xbox One and PlayStation 4 where it’s the only COD game available. However, the game’s popularity has certainly waned and Activision will have to hope that Advanced Warfare is fantastic, while still ensuring that Destiny becomes the new FPS that everyone needs to play.

Last Updated: July 7, 2014

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  1. Umar Reborn XIV

    July 7, 2014 at 08:39

    Casper looks a bit like an OVER-friendly ghost in that pic


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 7, 2014 at 08:50

    Poor COD. It’s like the scooter of gaming.


    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      July 7, 2014 at 08:53

      HAHAHA, fun until your friends find out?


  3. Rince&pop

    July 7, 2014 at 08:54

    Blops? More like Flops.


  4. FoxOneZA

    July 7, 2014 at 09:09

    PC gamers and CoD is like water to oil.


  5. Johan Fourie

    July 7, 2014 at 09:20

    Well that graph explains why Black Ops II is still so damn expensive. Activision and price drop don’t go well together. Suinige fokkers.


    • Viking Of Science

      July 7, 2014 at 09:33

      Yeah Screw that. Saints row 4: National Treasure Edition launches tomorrow. $30 for base game and 29 Pieces of DLC (including the mission packs) Way better value than Blops2 for $60…


      • Johan Fourie

        July 7, 2014 at 09:43

        I want BLOPS2 for the zombies, man. But the price won’t drop, not even during those delicious Steam Sales. :/


  6. Ryanza

    July 7, 2014 at 10:46

    That just goes and shows you how all of Call of Duty games are the same shit. Just look how the graph raises and falls at the same time.


  7. oomjan

    July 7, 2014 at 12:18

    LOL at some times even below MW2


  8. randomguy

    July 7, 2014 at 23:10

    Has the fact being cosidered that it is summers and lot of people are vacationing ?


  9. James Leyva

    July 10, 2014 at 21:07

    well in all fairness you are using last gen numbers while not all went to mw3 and other games they also have moved to next gen


  10. R?J??V

    July 29, 2014 at 20:18

    As soon as Advanced Warfare comes out, nobody won’t come back to Ghosts.


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