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Submitted by stellarock420 285d ago | news

Activision expects Call of Duty to be biggest selling game

In an interview with MCV, Activision explain how they believe they can beat Grand Theft Auto V's sales records.During an exclusive interview with MCV Kevin Flynn, a senior manager at Activision, stated that he believed that the Call of Duty franchise would be able to break the sales records set by Grand Theft Auto V in September. He went on to say:
"We look forward to getting the record back before the next GTA title."
Activision also congratulated Rockstar on their success so far. You may remember how a couple of weeks ago we spoke about Grand Theft Auto V broke all the sales records for video games, achieving a massive $1billion of sales in just three days (Activision, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Mr_cheese  +   285d ago
I know they are a business, but I wish they wasn't so obvious about wanting every penny they can claw at.

COD has been a disappointment for years, and I just couldn't bring myself to buy into it again.
Kingthrash360  +   285d ago
yeah not as much hype is behind this one...shocking because of next gen versions are coming. but we all know its the same ol same ol so many like me are not to hype about it....im getting bf first this time flippin awsome game.
HammadTheBeast  +   285d ago
EA are no better than Activision when it comes to milking, only difference is that their games are actually good, and improve.

BF Premium is an insane ripoff, the fact that they've cut so many DLC maps and are restricting guns and stuff is pure garbage.
XB1_PS4  +   285d ago
I'm not falling for it, as well as most of N4G isn't, but we're not millions. I hope they get a reality check sales number, so that next years COD has some real effort in it.
Rageanitus  +   285d ago
Im ok with them release it every year, as long as they keep with the same formula with two studios making the COD games. My problem is the DLC and the season passes, these should be really free IMO
ATi_Elite  +   285d ago
Seriously Call of duty Ghost will start the COD decline in sales.

Sure it will move millions of units but it will not beat Black Ops 2 and dam sure will not beat GTAV numbers.

WHY? Because everyone will be playing Battlefield 4 that's why.

COD has peaked and now it shall begin a slow decline like World of Warcraft. Still a force, still a HUGE money maker but there are OTHER things to play.

See you in Conquest mode. I'll be the guy in the LAV OWNING Jets and helicopters.
dmitrijs88  +   285d ago
1. if they will outsell GTA5, world is doomed
2. call of duty has been biggest selling game of the year for almost decade now, obviously activision expects nothing less
Kayant  +   285d ago
They are not stealing the crown from GTA any time soon.
lobocob  +   285d ago
correct
Gozer  +   285d ago
Success has pretty much ruined COD. They were so successful that it has made them afraid to build an engine to progress the graphics. They have kept the same gameplay for their MP for what 4-5 games now. Im surprised that they are actually using dedicated servers for the X1. Success has done more to hurt COD than it has to help it.
Sitdown  +   285d ago
Why are surprised they are using dedicated servers?
HammadTheBeast  +   285d ago
It's the first time they've done something that hasn't screwed up the series since MW2.
Sitdown  +   285d ago
I guess I just don't understand the work in using dedicated servers that Microsoft is providing for free or reduced price.
GreenCharles  +   285d ago
Go home Activision, you're drunk.
Tetsujin  +   285d ago
Want to beat GTA 5 sales? Stop making the same yearly garbage and go that extra mile for both offline AND online (outside obvious GTA online issues).
azshorty2003  +   285d ago
Biggest selling for the month of November maybe. But they're not touching GTA5, not even close.
ylwzx3  +   285d ago
More like Collar Duty.
kratos_TheGoat  +   285d ago
please dog don't take my money
Bruce_Wayne  +   285d ago
Tell the bank that your dog ate your money.
_QQ_  +   285d ago
As much as i wish it wasn't, Its releasing on WIIU,PC,PS4 and Xboxone. thats a 4 system advantage to gtav. i hopebit doesn't. But with those odds who knows.
Crossbones  +   285d ago
They're upset GTA took down COD and GTA doesn't even come out annually.
azshorty2003  +   285d ago
Thats a big part of Why GTA beat them.

There for a while, I was only buying CoD every other year. Then I finally quit all together.
hiptanaka  +   285d ago
Yeah well, Activision needs to take a quick glance at the COD Ghost preorders.

Tracking well below its predecessors.
Rageanitus  +   285d ago
It's funny how ppl become so upset or keep bashing COD, because they are milking a franchise...

I am not a fan of COD, but I do enjoy it enough to play it on single player campaign.

The reason why it is SO popular, is because of the multiplayer. PPL just like it get over it. I personally do not like the multiplayer but I see why others DO. It is pretty much a game for this generation.

Did we forget that gamers went through a phase of WW2 games?
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Destrania  +   285d ago
God, I hope not.
That-Guy  +   285d ago
Activision. Pretentious as usual.
Dasteru  +   285d ago
Maybe. The CoD fanbase has been in a steep decline recently though, people are finally starting to learn.

Even if it does pass GTAVs sales, it has a 3:1 advantage by releasing on 6 different platforms at the same time.
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GhettoBlasStarr  +   285d ago
I think Activision is in for a rude awaking this time around with Next-Gen. It's going downhill very fast, but they won't realize until they hit bottom. And once that happens then it'll be hard to come back. What they need to do is have all DLC to be free, to keep the community together. Or maybe have map packs with 8-10 maps with new guns & gear......I DON'T KNoW, But They BETTER do Sumthin'!!!! SOON MF!!
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BobBelcher  +   285d ago
love the game. I'm sure I'll be 'disagreed' with but hey- I'm juuuust fine w/ that.
90Supra  +   285d ago
That title made me lol...

Not a chance....that BF4 beta has changed a lot of minds

I personally know a good 7 to 8 people that played it and are making the switch from COD.....once you fly choppers and drive tanks....its a wrap
TENTONGUN  +   285d ago
ghost is a bargain bin purchase a long time from now. just for the campaigne. and even that depends. i havent bought one since mw2, and even that wasnt quite mw1 so i traded it. cod is cheesy as hell imo
boribori831  +   285d ago
Well they are claiming to beat a game that only released on two platforms versus cod will be on 6.Smh they better beat roxkstar .Cod is lame now anywho
KillrateOmega  +   285d ago
Dude, GTA5 released on only two consoles and made about $800,000,000 on the first day (or was it week?).

But I don't know, man. If any other franchise could top that it probably would be Call of Duty...
Themba76  +   285d ago
it was a day and a billion in 3 days COD is done.
horndog  +   285d ago
I didn't pick up any of the black ops or any cods after mw2. Activition is just arrogant, cocky and just thinking about bobby's fat ass face and how they have managed to fup a once great series makes me hate his company. I hope they fail hard and rockstar keeps its records at least they are deserving.
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IHassounah  +   285d ago
No way a Call of Duty game will defeat GTAV , You know why ? cause casual gamers play GTAV but most of the people that play Call of Duty is kids and children

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