Call of Duty: Ghosts Sells Over $1 Billion Into Retail Stores, Activision Expects it to be the Most Successful PS4/Xbox One Launch Title
As of day one, Activision is reporting that they have sold-in over $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts to retail stores. Additionally, Ghosts has already become the #1 most played game on Xbox Live, with average play sessions longer than Black Ops 2 or Modern Warfare 3 during the same period.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick talked about Call of Duty and how successful Ghosts and Black Ops 2 have been:
Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation. More people have played Call of Duty this year than ever before, logging four billion hours of gameplay. And in the last 12 months, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, including its digital content, generated more revenues than any other console game ever has in a single year. Although it is too early to assess sell-through for Call of Duty: Ghosts, it’s launching at a time when the franchise has never been more popular.
CEO of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg, then talked about how Call of Duty: Ghosts is expected to the most successful PS4/Xbox One launch title:
Ghosts is an amazing game which ushers in the next generation of Call of Duty. The team at Infinity Ward has delivered yet another epic thrill ride in the campaign, and what I think is our best multiplayer game yet. This is the must have launch title for the next generation of consoles, and we expect Call of Duty: Ghosts to be the most successful launch title for the Xbox One and PS4 by a wide margin. In fact, according to GameStop, Call of Duty: Ghosts is their most pre-reserved next gen title.
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