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Analyst Expects Big Numbers for Call of Duty Elite

September 6, 2011 | Posted by Adam Larck

Investment firm Wedbush Securities expects Call of Duty Elite to be “very popular” with hardcore gamers.

According to Gamasutra, the $50 price point is expected to generate about $50 million in revenue next year.

“We expect that at least 1 million will sign up for the premium Elite membership by year end,” it said. “The Call of Duty network effect may be amplified by premium Elite, such that if a gamer’s friend purchases premium Elite and gets access to premium maps, the gamer may feel compelled to purchase premium Elite in order to compete as early and as often as possible.”

The firm went on to guess that there would be 3 million subscribers by the end of 2012, and 5 million by the end of 2013.

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