The first real thing is that Black Ops 2, while topping almost all sales charts, it sold less than previous entries of the series. Actually this is not a true sign that the series’ popularity is going down the drain, given that the game had a lot of strong competition.
Another factor comes into play when considering the possible downfall of the Call Of Duty series: DLC and Season Pass sales. Jeff Gerstmann, Giant Bomb’s writer, recently tweeted that he’s been getting a lot of emails trying to make him buy the extra DLC and Season Pass for the game, also promoting some supposed special deals.
Apparently sales aren’t going too good and Activision is trying to get more customers through deals: as of now the Season Pass is still available for a very high price and without any real announcements regarding future DLC packs gamers are probably thinking twice before investing their money for potential but still unknown extra content.
With a new Call Of Duty game already in development by Neversoft, things don’t look too well for Activision. To get some real data on the situation we will have to wait until all the planned DLC packs are released.