Activision has announced that Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts is the game with the most sales on both the PS4 and Xbox One, though no official sales figures have been revealed.
Despite what critics say, it seems the Call of Duty juggernaut is still going strong. Yesterday, during its financial earnings call, Activision revealed that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the best-selling game on both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and on Microsoft’s Xbox One. This announcement covers both North America and Europe, though no official numbers have been revealed. According to Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg, the shooter’s accomplishment is “an important achievement as we establish Call of Duty as the first person action game of choice for the next-gen.” If that wasn’t impressive enough, the publisher also announced that CoD: Ghosts is also the second best-selling game in Europe and North America during the first quarter of 2014, with the top spot also nabbed by Activision with Skylanders Swap Force.
While some might argue that the pickings were a bit slim when it came to PS4 and Xbox One content, this is no small feat by Infinity Ward, as it managed to beat EA’s Battlefield 4, and even Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag — both considered heavyweight franchises that were also released on both consoles.
The next entry in the annual shooter will be called Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and is being developed by Sledgehammer Games for a PC, last-gen and current-gen release on November 4. In other Call of Duty news, Activision will be merging CoD: Ghosts developer with Neversoft (Tony Hawk Pro Skater series) to create a single “super studio.”
Is this news surprising at all to you or more importantly, does the game deserve all those sales? Given how much coin the publisher makes, it’s no wonder it can afford to allocate $500 million to develop and promote Bungie’s Destiny. Let’s hope that this continued success means Sledgehammer’s claims that Advanced Warfare will use brand-new tech that focuses on the PS4 and Xbox One will translate to a better shooter.