Activision CEO Calls Call Of Duty: WW2 #1 Selling Franchise In North America

Activision CEO has commented on Call of Duty: WW2 as the #1 Best Selling Franchise in North America for the 9th year running.

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PhoenixUp367d ago

In just one month Call of Duty: WWII became the best selling game of 2017 in the US and for the last 12 months in the same region

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_-EDMIX-_366d ago

Lol that's absolutely crazy but I think they did an absolutely great job on Call of Duty World War 2.

I haven't played Call of Duty in a very long number of years but I could definitely see why people still love the series.

kevnb366d ago

i think the game isnt that great, but im glad people are enjoying it.

FallenAngel1984367d ago (Edited 367d ago )

Allegedly Call of Duty: WWII generated more launch month consumer spending than any Call of Duty debut since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II in November 2012.

But Activision refuses to give out exact sales numbers

SierraGuy366d ago

Why would they...its absolutely their right not to disclose exact figures and is there any doubt it was ever not the greatest selling game all console's combined? We're lucky we get to bask in the warmth of it's presence still year after year.

Dlaw76366d ago

Quit being nosey and play games

-Foxtrot367d ago

Well say what you want guys but if we had to stack the top games this year...COD wouldn't come close to even the top 10

Garethvk367d ago

In the end, sales is king for the publishers as like movies, would you rather have several films that great praised and make small profit or one that sells. I had a studio exec tell me I would rather have a movie get panned by critics and do well at the Box Office than have several get lauded by critics and the public, get Oscar Nominations and turn a small profit. It is those that get you fired as awards are nice but my job is to putt people in the seats.

Vectrexer366d ago

No need to say what I want the amount of players and sells speak for themselves and yes it's probably close to number one in that regard!

Seraphim366d ago

Funny how everyone disagrees with this point but... just continues to show that games don't get the sales they should. Granted there is the exception, apparently CoD is one. Generally speaking though, for close to 2 decades A TON of phenomenal games just don't sell like they should. Rentals, used game sales, consumer bias, casual gamers, the mentality that a game has to be online, and what have you.

My question is how the hell, in the past 2 years, 2 CoD games that even fans hated and didn't buy end up being best selling?

_-EDMIX-_366d ago (Edited 366d ago )

I have no clue what you're talking about but the only game sale that a game should be getting is from a consumer that wants to play it.

So I don't know what you mean by games not getting the sales that they "should" so are you going to go around and start telling people what they "should" be spending their money on? So you know more then the user? Lol


Anytime I hear this crap about a game not selling like it "should" it sounds like the stupidest most entitled elitist garbage I've ever heard you're basically trying to argue some form of Market manipulation as if to suggest you or some other entity knows more about what someone should be spending their money on.


I'm sure there are lots of phenomenal games out there but at the end of the day a customer is the one that ultimately makes this decision not you not me if somebody wants to spend all their money on Candy Crush they're very much free to do that.

If you think Shadow of the Colossus is a better game than that's completely fine but it's not up to you to decide what somebody else's spends their money on so I have no clue what you're talking about in regards to what a game should or shouldn't be selling.

Because I'm pretty damn curious about what your response actually is to what those games should be selling are you literally trying to tell me the 20 + million people that buy Call of Duty should be buying what you tell them to buy? So they don't know that they're having fun with Call of Duty? What you believe makes more sense than them even with them making the money to buy the game?


Sit down bud, it's not that serious. I mean you're basically asking how come some fans complained about Call of Duty yet Call of Duty still sold in huge Millions? Well have you not considered you personally did not speak to 20 million consumers that all personally told you they were not buying Call of Duty.

I'm literally completely utterly shocked that I even have to tell any individual this. Did you just really think that this website equal to the entire globe? Wtf?

I could put money that I could find any single install base of consumers that complains about a game. By such dumb childish Logic No Games should be selling at all. , Remember all the people complaining about Star Wars Battlefront? I mean you had literally dozens of Articles weekly that were being spammed talking about this crap yet the game went on to become the best selling Star Wars game in history moving 15 million units...sooooo maybe, just maybe some of these websites do not represent all of Gaming. Just a thought 😎

Seraphim366d ago (Edited 366d ago )

"I have no clue what you're talking about but the only game sale that a game should be getting is from a consumer that wants to play it."

that's exactly my point. You grasped it the very first sentence. Yet instead of buying the game they pass because it doesn't have MP, is only single player, has MTs, they rent/gamefly it instead, buy it used, etc. Games, many of them should have better to much better sales. Yes not everyone has disposable income to buy every game they want but considering the size of gaming, install base, yes, a lot of games should most certainly push better numbers than they do.

Shadow of the Colossus sold well. Especially when compared to a game like Ico. Okami sold for crap, Clover Studios was closed yet over time it's done well. Plus we got Platinum out of it. But no, All 3 games aren't for everyone. Not quite so niche anymore but not quite mainstream or casual either. So no, I'm not saying I should dictate what everyone buys. But when you have so many gamers not supporting the industry.... yeah, games don't [often] gain the sales they should.

_-EDMIX-_365d ago (Edited 365d ago )

'I'm not saying I should dictate what everyone buys. But when you have so many gamers not supporting the industry.."

Yea, that is your issue. Gamers support and buy what they want. So...."when you have so many gamers not supporting the industry.."

What is your solution? Are you going to tell them what they should be playing or what?

Understand that there is no "should", there simply is what sold and what didn't. Unless someone literally STOLE code from an entire game, there is no "should" regarding sales. Someone buys a game cause they want it, thats it.

"yeah, games don't [often] gain the sales they should"

Based on what logic? You telling me you know more of how someone should spend their money? Do you not see how hard it is for you to even explain what you mean without basically telling gamers what they um "should" be spending their money on for the sake of the "industry"?

What about for the sake of the person with the money? They clearly need to buy what they believe is fun, thats how this works. Thats why this idea of this "should" makes no sense and has no real place in business UNLESS you are literally saying someone STOLE something from you. It sucks, games fail all the time, but the idea of a game deserving of more sales over another doesn't actually make any sense as it suggest you KNOW whats good for someone else. That is like me saying you DESERVE to play this other game (never mind you just bought something else) but yea, buy this other game for the INDUSTRY BRO, you'll love cause I love it.

Thats not how this works. That is actually why the concept of "should" or "deserving" make ZERO sense in such a business like gaming that is subjective by nature. The only that should be in gaming is someone "should" be able to spend their money to buy a game they want. JUST like someone is "deserving" of getting a quality game that they want to play. I can't tell you what you "should" be playing anymore then you think you can tell me.

There is a problem when someone not buying a game you like suddenly means " when you have so many gamers not supporting the industry"

Sooooo supporting the "industry" means buying what you like only? smh. The industry is all gaming, not just the ones you like bud. Seems a bit narcissistic

SierraGuy366d ago

You are so lost and confused.

_-EDMIX-_366d ago (Edited 366d ago )

Ok, I think it was an actually good game the single player was great and I think the multiplayer is very balanced compared to the previous years.

This is just one of those things where it depends on preference my personal top 10 would be something like

Resident Evil 7
Evil Within 2
Horizon zero Dawn
nier automata
Persona 5
Yakuza 0
Yakuza 1 remake
Gran Turismo sport
Sonic Mania

And I want you to consider there are other games that I actually played in beat this year that are not on that actual list, so it doesn't mean that I hate Call of Duty World War II or than I hate Battlefront 2 or that I hate breath of the wild or even Mass Effect Andromeda, simply that I see those games differently and I did not really enjoy them as much as what I just listed to really put in my top 10 but not enough to say they were terrible games.

So I want you to consider my top 10 and consider my top 10 is not really going to look like yours or other people's. I'm sure someone out there might have put Call of Duty or Destiny 2 or whatever in their top 10.

I mean consider people are not just going out of their way in parting with their money to play something they don't enjoy. I would argue you would have to be playing a crapload of games every single year to buy Call of Duty and not have it inside of your top 10.

Lol (like me or others on here)

I put like 70 hours in breath of the wild and didn't put it in my top 10 but that's kind of sort of like no man's sky where I think I put about 80 hours in that game and I didn't put it in my top 10 the year that game released simply because I played other games that I felt were more enjoyable and kept up to what they were anticipated to be.

So it's not "we", that is something that differs from user to user and varies.

kevnb366d ago

i would rather be overrated then under sold.

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