It appears that Splinter Cell Blacklist didn't meet sales expectations, which is surprising considering the general amount of praise it received. This has got me wondering: why was this the first Splinter Cell game to fail its sales target? Could it be that a lot of old school SC fans who still bought Conviction decided to skip this one? If so, why? Could it be the gameplay? I doubt it, since from what I hear it went back to pure stealth. I know I lost all interest in the game when I saw they replaced Michael Ironside with a generic-sounding nobody. Could this be fan backlash for that reason? Is this what "voting with your wallet" looks like?
If that's the case here's hoping for a return of the "real" Sam Fisher in the next Splinter cell Game?