The sales of Call Of Duty seems to have peaked. At its height, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 achieved a sales of 13 million copies for PS3.
CoD Modern Warfare 2 was also the first game in the series that I had played. When I was playing Black Ops II, I could see from the heat map in the game that at any one time, there could be half a million users playing this game from all over the world.
Have you heard of the song Jersey Girl by Rick Springfield? There was a saying that you could always remember where you were the first time you heard this song.
I could still vividly remembered the first multiplayer game that I played and at which point I had spawned in the map. The map was Favela and I remembered I was fumbling with the assault rifle when I first spawned in the map.
The thing about playing a game like Call Of Duty is that it is very intense. A typical multiplayer game would last 10 minutes. There are so many good players that even if you put in a tremendous amount of time in playing this game, you will always be the average player. The reason for this is that you are always matched with players with your level of skills.
The bad thing about playing an intense game like Call of Duty is that after you have played this game for a while, you are unlikely to pick up other games.
For example, recently I tried playing Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero and I found the pace so slow that I could not keep up with it. This is a game that I used to like when I first had my PS2.
There was another game that I used to like before I started playing CoD and that was Resident Evil. I tried Resident Evil 6 and I did not even finish the game.
So if there is anything that killed other games, it is Call Of Duty.