Every empire that has ever risen to the top eventually falls. Its quite possible this is the first sign that the COD franchise is on its way down… finally. I say that with the utmost of respect, as Call of Duty has sold and continues to sell at an impressive rate for a game most feel never really changes year after year. Currently we are receiving word that pre-orders for Ghosts are well below that of Black Ops 2, Activisions current and best selling COD title. You can attribute that to possibly one or two reasons, maybe more. Pre-orders are great for you to make sure you get the game day one, but a lot of gamers realize that it is just not needed anymore. Second, gamers could very well be done with the series and looking forward to other FPS titles, such as Battlefield 4 which is picking up incredible steam as the launch nears.