Yesterday, it seemed like 90% of Xbox or PS3 gamers were playing “Call of Duty: Ghosts” which released yesterday. Including my boyfriend unsurprisingly. But it seems that the game has already done extremely well financially for Activision.
Activision has announced that it has sold more than $1 billion of “Ghosts” into retail. According to a press release from Activision, “Call of Duty: Ghosts” has moved to the #1 spot as the most played game on Xbox Live, according to Microsoft. Additionally, Activision confirmed that on the Xbox 360 video games and entertainment system from Microsoft, average player sessions for Ghosts have been longer than either Black Ops II or Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3, during the same time period.
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, said,
“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.”
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, also added,
“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.”