Call of Duty: Ghosts Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

by William D'Angelo, posted on 06 November 2013 / 8,756 Views

Activision has announced that its latest Call of Duty title, Ghosts, has topped $1 billion in its first day. However, the figure is the amount shipped to retailer and not sold to consumer. More than 15,000 stores opened at midnight around the globe.

"Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation," said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. "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 2, 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."

For the next generation it is the most pre-ordered game at Gamestop. Activision expected the game to be the biggest launch title for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

"Ghosts is an amazing game which ushers in the next generation of Call of Duty," said CEO of Activision Publishing Eric Hirshberg.

"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."

The PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch in North America on November 15 and Europe on November 29. The Xbox One version will launch in North America and Europe on November 22.


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7 Comments

dsage01 (on 06 November 2013)

Such a misleading title. They sold 1B to RETAIL..not to consumer. GTA V sold 800m in its first day to consumer.


swirldude (on 06 November 2013)

"However, the figure is the amount shipped to retailer and not sold to consumer." Ooooh, corporate subterfuge! How fun!


PureDante (on 06 November 2013)

and now we await the week late "...and it sold a billion at stores too! we're almost up to par with gta5!!"


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Jusing (on 07 November 2013)

my roomate's sister-in-law makes $69/hour on the computer. She has been laid off for ten months but last month her check was $16132 just working on th e computer for a few hours. original site ..... ====================== WWW.JOBS37.COM ======================


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chidori-chan2 (on 06 November 2013)

They will never get my money.


vodkasosa1000 (on 07 November 2013)

misleading title of the article


Dahum (on 06 November 2013)

whatever since its the same sickening rehash every single year!


NSS7 (on 06 November 2013)

"Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation," Sorry that title belongs to GTA.


A_C_E (on 06 November 2013)

Has GTA even come close to selling 50 million this gen? Because CoD franchise has more than triple that figure. GTA 5 had a bigger opening but CoD does close to that every year. CoD is by far the biggest franchise coming out of this generation.


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snakehead43 (on 07 November 2013)

you sir are an idiot.


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snakehead43 (on 07 November 2013)

you sir are an idiot.


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Jusing (on 07 November 2013)

my roomate's sister-in-law makes $69/hour on the computer. She has been laid off for ten months but last month her check was $16132 just working on th e computer for a few hours. original site ..... ====================== WWW.JOBS37.COM ======================