Another month, another billion-dollar video game release, and this time it comes from the folks at Activision and Infinty Ward. The company has announced that Call of Duty: Ghosts has sold a billion dollars worth of games into retail worldwide in the first 24 hours.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that a billion dollars worth of games have been sold to consumers; instead it just tells how much was sold to the stores who sell the game. This all coming on the day Activision is set to release its second quarter earnings record.
Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation,” said Activision CEO Bobby Kotick. “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.”
Now, it’s just waiting to find out the exact number of copies sold to consumers which may, or may not, be so close to that one billion mark.
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