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Submitted by stanr 214d ago | news

Bookie has 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' outselling 'Grand Theft Auto V'

According to bookmaker William Hill plc; 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' will be the bestselling game of this holiday season with the odds being 6/4. Meanwhile 'FIFA 14' has the odds being 2/1 followed by 'Grand Theft Auto V'. (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grand Theft Auto V, Industry, PS3, Tech, Xbox 360)

seanpitt23  +   214d ago
Errr.. No-chance!!
Toolster  +   214d ago
Corse it will, gta v coming out on 2 consoles where as COD is comin on 5 consoles and I bet 80/90% of PS4 and Xbone customers buy COD.

I'd say Ghosts being top is a safe bet
Neixus  +   214d ago
80/90% buying ghosts? I hope you're not serious.
The massive amounts of pre-orders for ps4 was not because of cod, but all the other games.
Also, bf4 is on par, if not more pre orders than cod on next gen.
Blacktric  +   214d ago
"I bet 80/90% of PS4 and Xbone customers buy COD."

*citation needed*
Darrius Cole  +   214d ago
He said "I bet..." that doesn't need any citation. We know its his hunch.
millgate1  +   214d ago
I hope these people realise that Call of Duty is the best selling video game franchise of all time. Of course it will outsell GTA V. It will outsell many games to come. Believe it or not, that's the truth.
USMC_POLICE  +   213d ago
no cod here just killzone/battlefield guess im in the 10%
GraveLord  +   213d ago
Carefuly around here. You say anything remotely close to positive regarding Call of Duty and you'll get dozens of disagrees.

MASTER NERD RACE.
Toolster  +   213d ago
What's with all the cod hate, ok so it's not moved on much since modern warfare, however it has a legion of fans and they can still be a blast to play, I picked up MW3 cheap the other day to keep me amused till GTA comes out and I really enjoyed it.

Neixus - I didn't say people pre ordered the next gens due to cod but I still maintain people will pick it up as a second or third game if not their main game.

Cod has a massive following which is only gonna get bigger on the next gens

IMHO
Deadpoolio  +   213d ago
Errrrr.....Most likely WILL for a FACT...It's 6 platforms versus a game on 2 platforms
GraveLord  +   213d ago
COD Ghosts = PS3/360/PC/PS4/XB1/WiiU
GTA V = PS3/360
Fifa 14 = PS3/360/PC/PS4/XB1/PS2/3DS/PSP /Vita/Wii

Fifa goes overboard with platforms but it'll mainly sell on the HD consoles. COD Ghosts is still very popular and people have been programmed to buy it every year.

So can GTA V outsell Ghost? Yes, its possible. But considering the platorms COD Ghosts is on, its unlikely.
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CocoWolfie  +   214d ago
usa alone http://www.vgchartz.com/pre... not to mention its at the top of most retail sites around the world :p
joe90  +   214d ago
Wow, Xbox smashing the hell out of them sales.
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Brix90  +   214d ago
Yeah but look at the X1 preorders
HammadTheBeast  +   213d ago
US pre.orders only. And we know US is 360 country.
Mikeyy  +   213d ago
GTA 4.

World wide sales

Xb360 10.4 million
PS3 9.8 million

Thats hardly a difference, also consider the millions MS spent for that "Exclusive" DLC?
ritsuka666  +   214d ago
'Call of Duty: Ghosts' will be the bestselling game of this holiday seaso'

No shit,sherlock.
-Foxtrot  +   214d ago
If it does...then people are idiots.
twinspectre  +   214d ago
AMEN..
Swiggins  +   214d ago
"If it does, people have tastes that are different then mine"

Fixed that for you.
spicelicka  +   214d ago
No "If it does... people are idiots"

Fixed it back.
Swiggins  +   214d ago
If it helps you feel better, so be it.
Deadpoolio  +   213d ago
Actually common sense would actually dictate that if it does it has nothing to do with people being idiots or anyone's tastes...However it would have everything to do with a game on 6 platforms will beyond a shadow of a doubt sell more copies than a game that is only on 2 platforms
joe90  +   214d ago
Yeh people are idiots for wanting a game they enjoy.

Ghosts is coming out on 5 different platforms.

GTAV is coming out on 2.
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CrossingEden  +   214d ago
"If you play a different game than me, then you are an idiot"
-foxtrot, 2013
Seriously, you do realize that people are allowed to prefer COD over gtaV -_-
admiralvic  +   214d ago
What about buying CoD makes someone an idiot?
aLucidMind  +   213d ago
I think the idea is that, if you're buying the game expecting it to be new, fresh, or innovative then they think you're stupid because the recent CoD games have had none of those things. In some cases, they may be right, but most who have this mindset don't or refuse to understand it is more a case of hoping the best for a favored game rather than sheer idiocy.
admiralvic  +   213d ago
@ aLucidMind

I don't think a lot of people, especially casual gamers go into a game expecting "innovation". I wouldn't be shocked if most people just bought the games because they retool the multiplayer and add some new maps to master.

This is sort of a common misconception with a lot of "core" gamers. A lot of people think that every game needs to reinvent the wheel, which isn't always a wise thing. Like I suspect a lot of Demon / Dark Souls fans would be INFINITELY happier if Dark Souls II simply added new bosses, maybe a new weapon type, a few new magic spells and perhaps some other small things like this, than adding something as minor as an "easy" mode.
EazyC  +   214d ago
Don't need videogame stats to inform you of that, sir!
TheRElement  +   214d ago
Working in video game retail for close to a decade and judging by the pre-order count company wide, i assure you that GTAV will be highest sold piece of media for a while.
koh  +   214d ago
Depends on what you mean by "holiday season". Since GTA is out before what would usually be considered holiday season anyone who buys it in the first month or more would not count for this bet.

If the bet is "which game will sell more from today until Christmas" I would go with GTA by a pretty safe margin.
Deadpoolio  +   213d ago
ANd you would more than likely be wrong going with that bet in almost every type of situation you can imagine...As common sense should dictate to almost anyone that a game on 6 platforms will no doubt at all sell more copies than a game on 2 platforms
cyclonus007  +   214d ago
The only way this may be right is because CoD will be on 3 more platforms (PC, PS4, and X1) than GTA 5. So overall, maybe. But between PS3 and 360, I doubt Ghosts outsells GTA.
SmokingMonkey  +   214d ago
I'd rather see the over/under on who will win more GOTY honor's

The Last of Us

or

Grand Theft Auto V
_QQ_  +   214d ago
GTAV
!edit:@DVacme the critics usually have a bias towards GTA/Rockstat when picking GOTY,GTAV will definitely deserve it,but i'm just saying.
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DVAcme  +   214d ago
I'm gonna go with GTA5 on sheer scope and replay value. TLOU is a masterpiece, but you can't get as much gameplay out of it as GTA.
HammadTheBeast  +   213d ago
GTA V is getting too hyped for it's own good, meanwhile TLoU gained popularity after release.

I'm already seeing people get too excited for GTA V and ruining it for themselves.
_QQ_  +   213d ago
TLOU was mega overhyped way before release...
buynit  +   214d ago
I hope gta is the top selling for current consoles.
quenomamen  +   214d ago
And Mikey Dees outsells In N Out.
Mac420  +   214d ago
Who is buying a next gen console an actually purchasing COD don't see the point in that. I personally don't like the game not going to rant an rave, call people idiots but are people seriously hyped to play COD on Next Gen consoles. There games have never been known for intovation or supreme graphics that's a current gen purchase. GTA will outsell COD this year, wouldn't be surprised if it breaks every record COD has set. There sales & hype have been on the decline since MW3.
whamlollypop7  +   214d ago
And this means what? Everyone's favorite franchise has been outsold by somebody. Sales numbers don't make the game better.
SpideySpeakz  +   214d ago
Eww no.
windblowsagain  +   214d ago
At the end of the day.

Both games are big, but both are also the same thing again and again.

I'm just glad new ip's will be coming to newer consoles.
aLucidMind  +   213d ago
GTA is hardly "the same thing again and again". Rockstar actually adds and tries new things with every release. The only thing CoD has added in the last few years has been fish and dogs. Unless you're the kind of person who compares Saints Row and Sleeping Dogs to GTA and claims they're GTA copies.
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Xenomorph  +   214d ago
Everyone wants to play grand theft auto. The game will generate another wave of people blaming video games for being violent which will generate PR and controversy.
jah-Fu  +   214d ago
TMZ and n4g. I see it now.
FRA85  +   214d ago
its sad but likely true that COD will sell more.

but few friends who are COD fans were not happy with black ops 2 so you never know people may have finally started to see the light.
uncharted56  +   213d ago
Sigh more people getting the call of shit. News or speculation like this discourages me from trying to get into the gaming industry. GTA 5 and Last of Us are my top 2 games of this generation and sadly none of them have sold like they really deserve to.
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csreynolds  +   212d ago
Never going to happen, sorry.
Xenomorph  +   208d ago
This bookie was so wrong, LOL

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