In an interesting move, ShopTo has pulled all future Activision games from sale, after a dispute arose between them and Activision over Activisions policy of not allowing "e-tailers" to dispatch any games until 1 day before the release date. ShopTo's boss, Igor Cipolletta, spoke to Eurogamer over the matter:
"Activision's policy of only allowing e-tailers to despatch one day before release date effectively destroys an e-tailer's pre-order campaign, as many deliveries inevitably arrive post-release date. This has the undesired effect of previously loyal and satisfied customers thinking that, if we can't 'get it right' for one of the biggest games of the year, why should they trust us with any future orders? Their friends and acquaintances, by word of mouth and social media, (despite possibly not having ever ordered from us), would see us (and possibly e-tailers as a whole) as unreliable. This despite all the time and hard work my team and the myriad of other publishers put into other titles during the year.
Of course this Activision policy is not for every title, but due to the volume and fever pitch Call of Duty seems to generate (both positive and negative), it causes the most damage to us."
At the time of writing, future Activision releases Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Deadpool and Swap Force are not listed on the ShopTo website.