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Call of Duty’s Lead Platform Switching to PS4; Digital Game Sales Higher than Xbox One’s - Insider

The Call of Duty franchise has been associated with the Xbox brand for quite a while, but something may be changing, as gathered by industry insider Pete "Famousmortimer" Dodd, that normally has a good track record with what his industry sources share with him. To provide an example, he was the one that first mentioned the difference in resolution of Call of Duty: Ghosts between PS4 and Xbox One. Today he mentioned something quite interesting about Call of Duty's lead platform and PS4/Xbox One digital sales.

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XiSasukeUchiha1499d ago (Edited 1499d ago )

Damn what now there saying COD leading platform is going to be on PS4. What an giant flip-flop!

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Statix1499d ago (Edited 1499d ago )

Looks like that much-ballyhooed Microsoft/EA partnership, essentially supporting ALL of Activision's direct competition (Titanfall, Battlefield, EA, etc.) backfired on them.

All it did was piss Activision off, and now Activision is switching sides because they felt betrayed.

We all kinda saw this coming last year, when Activision demoed Ghosts to IGN on the PS4 than the Xbox One.

Bigpappy1499d ago

Activision isn't buying COD, you guys are. This is after so many in your camp keep slamming the game and insulting those who play it.

You also seem to forget, the number one place COD is sold, is on Xbox 360.

mcstorm1499d ago

I agree with Bigpappy I would not call this a big deal tbh. Most people are now looking at other games over COD. COD is a IP that needs a break and also going up against some new and exciting IP's like Titanfall, Destiney ect. I expect a lot of developers to start using the PS4 as the leaded console for 3rd party games but bragging about COD is not really anything to get excited about.

Ninver1499d ago

Now the interesting question is will Activision release exclusive dlc first on ps4 or will they still sleep with the losing team (Microsoft).

Charybdis1499d ago (Edited 1499d ago )

Depends if sony wants to pay for it,exclusive content mostly are paid mutual beneficial deals, such as with watchdogs and destiny.

That said with the ps4 as lead platform it would make sense that potential beta programs and updates would launch exclusively and/or first on the ps4.

MonstaTruk1499d ago

If I were SONY, I wouldn't pay Activision sh*t.

SONY's the big boy on the block, now. EARLY established, this gen. If Activision wants to rub the console with the CLEAR install base advantage the wrong way, keep doing the month-exclusive DLC thing with MS. It's already rubbed a lot of PS3 fans the wrong way last gen, start that up the beginning if this gen and see what happens...

Sci0n1499d ago (Edited 1499d ago )

wow xbox gamers lived off of cod don't get me wrong its always sold well on PS as well but just about all of last gen microsft shelled out the big bucks for timed exclusivityq because the 360 didn't have to many big exclusives that was there main game. Even though everyone always hates on it and claim they are tired of it it keeps selling millions.

GraveLord1499d ago

It just makes sense. PS4 is selling far better and delaying these people DLC for 1 month is a huge amount of lost sales.

Kidmyst1499d ago

A big downside to this is more of the annoying gamers we found more on XBL than PSN will be more now on PSN. But as long as I have the mute button I'm cool!

diehardmetallicafan1499d ago

exactly what i thought... the mute button will save everyones mothers a lot of abuse ;)

MonsterChef1499d ago

Private chat parties are the best. I'm in a clan and everytime we play together we start our private chat no need to here insults just strategy

adorie1499d ago

Maybe now the game will actually look next-gen.

Matt6661499d ago

it just shows that the only things Activison care about is money and sales

notyobizhwispndmymny1499d ago

I thought you guys were not interested in COD or multiplayer games. Remember you absolutely hate COD LOL..

This is getting too funny. Hate it because it doesn't tow the Sony company line, love it as soon as a rumor states that it will.

bennissimo1499d ago

Who cares what platform COD will be developed around?

It'll still be crap.

TITANFALL!

otherZinc1498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

Dualshockers again...
This SONY site is always full of M$ doom, speculation & assumptions, never any facts...just, "this could happen". Whatever.

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Statix1499d ago (Edited 1499d ago )

Remember how the new Call of Duty by Sledgehammer was unveiled at Destination Playstation earlier this month? That might have been an indicator of this shift.

If COD leads on PS4, then we don't have to worry about a crappy port-job that caters to the weakest common denominator that is the Xbox One.

DawnOfDon1499d ago

The Xbox One version runs smoother though, I own it on both

filipakos1499d ago

If it didnt run smoothly then you should feel bad for buying it.Thats the whole reason of why they made it 720p on xbox

lawgone1499d ago

So immature that people are disagreeing with dawnofdon. I also own both and it DOES run smoother on the XB1. It's pretty annoying actually.

extermin8or1498d ago

You realise I think ot was digital foundry showed that most of the frame rate hiccups on cod werent the frame rate dropping... but exceeding 60fps in places. So when that occurred amd ot returns to 60 your eyes percieve it as a drop. Bit it isn't. ... so not running as smoothly maybe but only because the fps wasnt capped properly clearly.

fOrlOnhOpe571499d ago

Interesting. Especially Sony's higher digital sales.Maybe as a result of Vita and remote play perhaps?

shivvy241499d ago

Maybe its ps+ , I love having physical copies but when I got ps+ it just felt so simple switching games without having to change disks

skydragoonity1499d ago

Ps4 is the lead console this gen, no surprises here.

Eonjay1499d ago

Exactly. I think Dodd is given too much credit for telling us things we already know. Every multiplat is leading on PS4 hardware (mostly because the PS4 is the leading platform in sales).