COD: Advanced Warfare is the best-selling game in the US in 2014

Activision wins big again in 2014, producing top sale results.

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Published Wed, Dec 17 2014 8:03 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:11 PM CST

Love it or hate it, the Call of Duty series still pulls massive numbers. According to a recently issued release, the latest game in this long-standing series has been named the top-selling console game of the year in America.

COD: Advanced Warfare is the best-selling game in the US in 2014 | TweakTown.com

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing announced that "to date, 2014 has been a series of number ones for Activision Publishing: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 top-selling game of the year, Skylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year, and Destiny is the #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year", with Hirshberg further commenting that "we are excited about how fans have responded to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny and Skylanders Trap Team, and have even more great new content in store in 2015."

According to NPD, Activision has won big throughout the 2014 calendar year - pulling numerous title wins and achievements including:

  • #1 and #2 top selling console titles: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny
  • #1 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • #1 kids video game franchise: Skylanders
  • #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year through November: Destiny
  • Call of Duty leads November console game sales for 6th consecutive year

We recently reported that the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sales were down 27% on the previous Ghosts release - we're very interested to see if this is a recurring trend going into 2015 and subsequent releases.

Do you think the consumers are getting fed up with the apparent 're-hash' of every Call of Duty game? Or is this dip in sales due to some exterior reasoning? Either way, congratulations Activision on another trophy to place in the cupboard.

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