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.
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.