Medal of Honor won’t topple Halo: Reach or CoD: Black Ops this year, says EA

You know it. Ice-T knows it. And it looks like Electronic Arts knows it, too. When speaking about the expected sales for Medal of Honor in a Q1 2011 earnings call, EA Chief Operating Officer John Schappert said, “I don’t expect to topple either Halo or CoD this year.” The conservative projection for sales was framed by an optimistic outlook for more successful EA titles in the future with claims that the publisher will take a ‘leadership position’ in the FPS genre in a few years.

Above: EA’s John Schappert knows that Medal of Honor won’t outsell CoD: Black Ops or Halo: Reach, but believes the publisher can take back a ‘leadership position’ in the FPS genre in a few years

“Between Battlefield and Medal of Honor, we’re going to see a substantial increase in our share against the FPS sector in calendar year ’10 versus ’09, ’08, ’07, ’06, pick the year… I think we got a shot at getting back into a leadership position over the next couple of years,” said Schappert.

“And just watch this space for news we bring you on future titles, sort of in calendar 2011 and beyond. But make no mistake, we think we’ve got the people and the brands to take the leadership back in the FPS space.”

Aug 4, 2010

Source: CVG


  • TURbo - August 6, 2010 6:49 p.m.

    John Schappert doesn't have that many retard bold statements.
  • minimaxi - August 5, 2010 2:57 p.m.

    thats very humble of them
  • oryandymackie - August 5, 2010 8:56 a.m.

    Medal of Honor has the best boxart of the three, though.
  • Cwf2008 - August 5, 2010 4:56 a.m.

    Well considering the beta was incredibly disappointing i sure wont be buyng MOH even though it was initially on my to buy list
  • Limbo - August 5, 2010 4:25 a.m.

    @db1331: Young men and teens basically are the entire FPS population, so it makes sense. Also, who put you in charge of what music is good? Everyone likes different music. Not trying to be an ass, by the way. I would never expect someone to openly come out and say that about their upcoming title. I really appreciate it.
  • sumrandomgeezer - August 5, 2010 3:39 a.m.

    He's hit the nail on the head with nobs on...however doesn't mean people won't buy MOH, i for 1 will and Halo Reach...COD however no thanks, i apologise treyarch but a big ole shiny crossbow won't be able to help tear me from the fact that past its sell by date
  • ventanger - August 5, 2010 1:07 a.m.

    Wow, a publisher saying something humble and realistic. There goes another check off the ol 'signs of the apocalypse' list.
  • flare149 - August 4, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    Yeah the Beta was fairly disappointing. Black Ops will definitely sell the most (not only because it looks so good and CoD is so massively popular, but also because it's on ever system possible), but I'm hearing more and more that people aren't even considering buying MoH because they were that let down by the Beta
  • Jadernader - August 4, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    I coulda told u that lol
  • shadowreaper72 - August 4, 2010 7:35 p.m.

    I may self cant wait for all 3 games they are all awesome of course if activision makes me pay for call of duty i will cancel my preoder for black ops
  • db1331 - August 4, 2010 6:59 p.m.

    MoH lost me with the Grizzly Adams beard and Linkin Park. It seems like they are targeting young men who like terrible music and can't wait until they can grow facial hair.
  • CH3BURASHKA - August 4, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    That's a bold claim, EA.
  • Felixthecat - August 4, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    This is sad. I find it horrible how he expects Reach and Black Ops to sell more than MoH, even though it is inevitable. I would love it if MoH could at least beat Black Ops in terms of sales, but that's never going to happen, the sheeple will still buy it. Anyway, I for one will purchase MoH if I have the money. Then again, I am definitely purchasing Reach.
  • ultimatepunchrod - August 4, 2010 6:31 p.m.

    cool, i hope they bring the medal of honor franchise back to the top.

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