Following up on the NPD report from yesterday, Activision has confirmed Call of Duty: Ghosts to be the #1 selling next-gen title on PS4 and Xbox One for 2013, with Ghosts also being the #1 selling title overall in December.
While Grand Theft Auto V may have stopped Call of Duty: Ghosts from being the #1 selling game in the US for all of 2013, Activision is reporting data from the NPD that Call of Duty was the #1 franchise for the 5th year in a row in the US in terms of software units and dollar amount.
Switching to Skylanders, SWAP Force was the #2 best-selling overall title in December 2013, the franchise was the #1 best-selling kids video game series in the US for 2013, and Skylanders as a whole was also the #3 video game franchise overall in the US for 2013, according to the NPD and when you factor in toys and accessories.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg talked about their results:
Call of Duty: Ghosts is the #1 best-selling next gen launch title on both Xbox One and PS4, and for the second year in a row Skylanders was the #1 top-selling kids video game franchise. This consumer response to both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Skylanders speaks to the deep connection both franchises have made with fans, which fuels our commitment to delivering great games time and again.
With 2014 representing the first full year for the PS4 and Xbox One, do you think Call of Duty and Skylanders will replicate their success this year, or do you think they’ll falter? Let us know in the comments below.