A financial firm believes Medal of Honor: Warfighter's sales will suffer due to the "poor quality" of the original.
A lack of E3 interest has also caused Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz considerably reducing his projected calendar fourth quarter US sales prediction for Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
Cowen stated that they now expect the game to sell 1.4 million units on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during the December quarter, with the company previously projecting sales of 2.3 million.
"This is based on a very soft performance since E3 in Amazon's top-selling game rankings compared to other recent titles. We think the most likely culprit for apparent gamer disinterest is the poor quality of the last Medal of Honor title in 2010."
Medal of Honor received a mixed reception from critics, with a Metacritic score of 75. The shooter, however, managed to surprisingly sell over five million units. Its sequel, Warfighter, is due for a release on October 23 in North America and three days later throughout Europe.