Call of Duty: Ghosts Worldwide Sales Pass $1 Billion

UPDATE: To clarify, the $1 billion is not just in consumer sales, but also those sold to retailers — ie, including the next gen versions, which aren’t available for purchase yet. It is still $1 billion in revenue for Activision.


On its first day of release, Call of Duty: Ghosts has already exceeded $1 billion in worldwide, retail sales, according to Activision. The publisher also expects the game to be the most successful launch title for the new generation of consoles.

Activision also highlighted the game’s number one ranking on Xbox Live, as well as the fact that the title was the most pre-ordered release at GameStop.

CEO of Activision Eric Hirshberg said:

“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.”

Well, good for Activision. It’s nice to finally hear a positive headline about Ghosts. You know, after we found out that Ghosts has frame rate issues on the PS4, Activision issued a cease & desists to the developers of Ghosts’ FOV changer, Ghosts has no four-player local multiplayer on current-gen consoles, Ghosts won’t run on a PC with less than 6 GB of RAM for no good reason, and Ghosts was hacked before launch.

Ahem.


via GI International

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3 Comments on Call of Duty: Ghosts Worldwide Sales Pass $1 Billion

Dan Miller

On November 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

This is inaccurate right? They announced that they had orders for $1bn from retail, which is different from sales, as sales means consumer purchases. Particularly important distinction in this case as a huge number of those “sales” Activision claims are for next gen systems, which aren’t even out yet.

I like the game so far and am actually just clarifying, not jumping on the “bash CoD” bandwagon. As stupid as this sounds, the dog Riley is one of my favorite video game characters of the year so far… Probably says more about this year in gaming than it does about Riley though.

CJ Miozzi

On November 6, 2013 at 11:38 am

Thanks Dan; I added clarifying statement.