Call of Duty: Ghosts has followed the trend for the series in terms of sales, with Activision revealed they have sold more than $1 billion in retail as of day one.
Fans are in their millions playing the latest Call of Duty title online since its release. It has already moved to the #1 spot as the most played game on Xbox Live, according to Microsoft. Additionally, Activision confirmed that on the Xbox 360 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.
There were a staggering 15,000 midnight launches for Call of Duty: Ghosts and fans shared their excitement in social media, with Call of Duty-related terms trending an astounding 20 times globally on Twitter in the last 24 hours.
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard stated:
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 followed up adding:
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.
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