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Ghosts No. 1 Best Selling Title On Next-Gen, Destiny To Be “Next Billion Dollar Franchise”

MP1st - For the publishing company’s fourth quarter, Activision announces Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts as the No. 1 best selling title in aggregate across all platforms in the U.S. and Europe combined and No. 1 best selling title on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Lior844d ago

Call of duty is the biggest scam since religion

TomShoe844d ago (Edited 844d ago )

Ghosts is the only game I've ever played where I felt like I wasted my $60.

And I've played a LOT of bad games. At least the other games are fun. I don't have fun in Ghosts at all, not compared to Black Ops II. Playing Ghosts just feels like a grind to me.

dcj0524844d ago

Cod was fun and it climaxed at black ops. Then it went all down hill the past 3 years.

3-4-5844d ago

" Billion Dollar Franchise" doesn't mean anything to me.

Larger companies are inefficient with their money.

Other dev's could make 4-5 solid quality games for what they spend on each COD game.

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt844d ago

activation got lucky landing bungie they gonna have a lot of money between

Destiny and Call of Duty.

Soldierone844d ago

They didn't screw up Destiny and kept it from going exclusive, which means they have the upper hand in the next battle. Titanfall being exclusive to one console hurts its chances of becoming mainstream, and besides that game EA really has nothing to compete with Destiny.

Only studio that really stands a chance of stepping in Destiny's way, in my opinion, is Ubisoft with Rainbow Six or one of their other Tom Clancy titles.

Mr_cheese844d ago

For ubisoft, it may well be the division

Necro_559844d ago

Um Halo is like the 2nd most popular and highest selling shooter in history and its exclusive. I mean Halo 4 i believe made like 500 million in 24 hours. Activision obviously swooped up Bungies next titles because they think it will be the next Halo. Which i doubt.

Soldierone844d ago

There is a difference.

Halo was exclusive from the ground up, lots of hype, and didn't have a lot of competition from other exclusives. Microsoft also utilizes Halo as a "flagship" title, along with being a mascot of the console.

Titanfall (while they won't admit it) is a timed exclusive battling Destiny for attention among other exclusives (Halo this year), that ticked off a lot of people by abandoning a third of their fans.

Only way Titanfall becomes massive like Halo or COD is if its truly groundbreaking in some way.

mhunterjr844d ago

Kind of like how gta, metal gear, final fantasy, mass effect, and bioshock couldn't become mainstream due to temporary exclusivity....

Hicken843d ago

Different era for GTA, Metal Gear and Final Fantasy(they were also massive sellers on the best selling consoles of their generations). Mass Effect and Bioshock saw pretty good success, but didn't become "mainstream" until their later entries, which were multiplat.

mhunterjr843d ago (Edited 843d ago )

@Hicken

Titanfall will also likely be a massive seller..and compared to MGS, FF, and GTA, it's PC availability will give it even more potential exposure.

Like Bioshock and ME, the franchise will be going to more consoles later.

... So really it already meets your criteria. The notion that titanfall won't be 'mainstream' is simply ridiculous.

mediate-this844d ago

Halo, gears, uncharted, gt all are proof they dont need multi consoles. TF will be aassive success, everyone talks about it, the true definition of hype. Gameplay day one, not a few screenshots and told its going to be good off the screenshots.

Yeah it would have been great for ps4 cause it definitely would have out performed the xbox one version. But glad i have both.

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christocolus844d ago (Edited 844d ago )

They need to stop bragging about the cod franchise cos Its badly in need of an overhaul. I dont see them repeating this level of sucess though. They really messed up with this one and a lot of cod fans dropped out.

annus844d ago

Ah yes, they should stop bragging about being one of the top selling games consistently each year for how long now? You should go teach them some real business strategies, what they are doing clearly isn't working!

And every single year the CoD fans say the same crap. They bitch about how the last one sucked, and that they won't buy the new one. You know what happens? They go and buy the new one.

Darkfist844d ago

so it means that i have to skip Destiny until number 3 is released

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