I’ve seen a bunch of people say thing like “Halo has reclaimed the top spot again”, or “Call of Duty has been dethroned!”.
The truth is that none of that is happening yet and its likely to not happen.
We judge what game is on top of everything based on population, and how many UUs are playing it.
For the past 3 years, a CoD title has been in the top spot of retail games.
MW2 was top for 1 year until Black Ops, Black Ops until MW3, and MW3 has been number one for a year.
*Now before you say: “Minecraft is number one on Xbox now!”, that’s an arcade title. I’m referring to 60 dollar full retail games.
It seems that a lot of people are starting to get blinded by reviews and such because ever since 3:01 AM, I’ve seen so many off base claims saying that Halo is now the king.
Halo 4 has a GREAT chance to compete for the top XBOX spot when it comes to having more people playing it, but don’t count Black Ops 2 out yet. There are Xbox owners who HATE Halo because they aren’t used to its style of combat. There a thousands who don’t like the campaign, and there are thousands who sold Halo Rreach back to get Black Ops when they realized that it just wasn’t CoD.
I hope Halo 4 does good, but I think it’s time you guys get a bit more realistic.
Do you honestly think a Halo game will be able to stop CoD? If there is any game that has a better chance it to beat it, it has to be a brand new IP: something that nobody has played yet, and turns out to be AMAZING. Halo is already hated by a bunch of players, and because of how bad Reach did in an attempt to beat out Black Ops 1, I doubt 4 will do any better.
EDIT: Even with all the great scores, Halo 4 still has a lower Metacritic than MW2.