Activision sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts into retailers on day one

Activision sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts into retail stores worldwide as of day one, the publisher has announced.

Furthermore, Activision confirmed that on the Xbox 360 average player sessions for Ghosts have been longer than either Black Ops II or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, during the same time period.

Call of Duty: Ghosts launched worldwide on November 5.

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DarkLordMalik1809d ago

Now go and fix this shit, Activision. We need the frame rate issue fixed on PS4 and Xbox One and the glitch-fest PC version should also be patched.

hesido1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

Activision should lay aside 200-300 millions of it and start building a truly next-gen engine if they want to keep this pace.

They could still pump out another one with this engine while they are working on that new one.

Mustang300C20121809d ago

Right because this doesn't get said every year for the last 8 years. I remember last year it was stated BF was going to destroy COD and then the year prior. Some of you should just put up a chalk board for all this and scratch the ideas you keep claiming should be what every year like it was for the PS3 that insert whatever will save the PS3.

UltimateMaster1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

1$ billion to retailers.
Not customers.

It's important to know the difference.

GiggMan1809d ago

If they do a new engine I hope it still includes co-op local multiplayer. That is the only reason why I'm getting the game eventually. I would love other splitscreen choices, but we live in a world where there aren't many...

JoGam1809d ago

They won't. Why? Because you guys keeps buying that bullshit. If I made a sub par hd game that sold 1 billion dollars I wouldn't care to put effort in to anything else.

mikeslemonade1809d ago

1. They certainly won't sell out right away.

2. Battlefield isn't the answer to COD. They are starting turn into a milk-fest too, and I'm already tired of them.

There needs to be a new emerging shooter or a completely new genre. Madden and GTA were non-shooters and led the industry.

Lisica1809d ago

Why would they do that?

They earned $1 billion with an old engine.
Why waste money when the kids do not see the difference.

hesido1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

@Lisica: They would do that to keep their userbase. COD used to be the pinnacle of fluid FPS gameplay at 60fps in the now-old gen, and Battlefield couldn't touch it in terms of responsiveness, there's only so many frames you can pump out when you have as ambitious goals as BF. No other FPS could hold a candle to COD in that regard as well.

Now people will be able to get their 60fps fluid FPS gameplay fix from other titles as well, Titanfall, Killzone, Battlefield, they all do 60fps MP, and if the latest reviews are anything to go by, they do it more consistently than COD can.

This may not de-crown COD saleswise, but Activision wouldn't want lesser sales and get burned by the end of the next generation, they have to be ready with an engine that makes better use of next gen hardware.

da_2pacalypse1808d ago

Such misleading title... I hate when companies do this... It doesn't matter how many you sold to the retailers, you could have sold billions to retailers, but the result could have only been a few thousand sold...

bornsinner1808d ago

they lost the main devs who made the engine so dont expect that to happen when crappy devs are just copy & pasting the game because they simply can't use the engine properly

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Razmossis1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

Anyone else think this is a lie?
Not enough time has passed for stats to be collected by retailers and compiled by Activision.
There is literally nobody on my friendlist playing the game, compared to like 15-20 people playing GTAV one its day 1.
And look at the hottest games list on the N4G homepage, it's 2nd behind BF4.

This is a lie to keep share holders happy.

jukins1809d ago

its not a lie its just cleverly worded. basically they shipped 1 billion worth of CoD to retailers. I know this is only one store but my local walmart sold only 40 copies across all platforms by 8 am yesterday compared to over 150 copies of Black ops II during its midnight launch.

raWfodog1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

It's not a lie but it does keep shareholders happy. Selling the games to the retailers is money in the bank for Activision. Now the stores have to recoup their money from the consumers.

J-R1809d ago

I believe they shipped $1 billion dollars worth of COD to retailers but I know they haven't sold that much.
I happened to be at Walmart last night and noticed their cases still fully stocked with copies of the standard game and hardened editions.
They wont be taking any records back from GTA5 any time soon.

LackTrue4K1809d ago

So, did they take R* crown for sales record or not...???

KYU21301809d ago

your answer is no. The Distinction or retailer purchase and customer purchase is what has currently halted that. GTA5 was for sales to customers. CoD is for what as sold to retailers.

this is a very big difference. when it comes to record breaking.

LackTrue4K1809d ago


"Thanks for the info!!! That's great to hear!!!!"

GraveLord1809d ago

maybe you should play the game yourself on next-gen before repeating this shit.

I've heard plenty of people having problems with other COD games at launch which I never had myself.

Mosiac771809d ago

Also spawning is an issue. i been spawning in front of enemies many times.

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GamerXD1809d ago

On 'Retailers'. And on 4 platforms.

JustPlay41809d ago

I'm shock(not really) be buying for PC soon hope the patch fixes the problems its been having

fluffydelusions1809d ago

I have the PC version and won't even play till it's fixed at this point. The menu freezing is so bad I can't even create a soldier. Won't even mention the obvious lag and frame drops this game has and also the ridiculous requirements. Blops 2 IMO looks better

DomceM1809d ago

You deserve it for buying this game.

Neonridr1809d ago

All I have to say is this..

What were you thinking IW?

DeadRabbits1809d ago

You get what you deserve when you buy this crap!

Underworld1809d ago

I know CoD doesn't change much and it would be nice if they made a new engine. But I will buy Ghosts. I just enjoy the CoD multiplayer. I always have fun with it, so I can't not buy it. If I'm having fun then who cares.

True_Samurai1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

Omfg I thought the ending resembled cod 2!

grahf1809d ago

This is for real? Like really real? Am I going to find this on Snopes in a few days as mythbusted? No? Wow.

Welshy1809d ago

PLEASE tell me that MW2 vs Ghosts ending is a hoax...

If that is seriously the ending, COD has got substantially worse and copy/paste since I gave the franchise up 2 days into Black Ops 1.

shivvy241809d ago

Its not the ending, the scene was copy and pasted into an early level in ghosts

pwnsause_returns1809d ago

why do you people still buy this trash...I mean really..... I'm tried of people throwing money on franchises that do the same thing OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN..... you people are the reason why I have no faith in society....

grahf1809d ago

People that buy video games are the reason you have no faith in society and not any of the other hundreds of thousands of reasons like child-sex slavery or corrupt politicians or fanatical religious sects taking over countries?

Priorities, check!

Look, people buy crap all the time, otherwise McDonalds would be out of business. COD optimizes quick, easy consumerism. Its like the Angry Birds for consoles.

pwnsause_returns1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

its terrible and insane.

tanis_halfelven1808d ago


i was with you until you badmouthed mcdonalds :)

dem nuggets

AlexanderNevermind1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

This isn't the ending for Ghosts is it? I thought I remember seeing this in the 1st 15 minutes of gameplay videos.

Neonridr1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

yeah, it's the ending of MW2, but they re-used the same scene in Ghosts (earlier in the game, like you said). Probably not uncommon,in the industry but they didn't do a very good job hiding it, lol

AlexanderNevermind1809d ago

Thanks Neonridr,

Yeah its definitely copy pasted. I think it would have been worse if it was the ending.

But yeah well said at the probably not uncommon/devs just good at hiding it comment.


Devs re-use assets all the time, but to this similitarity level? I don't think I ever saw that anywhere else before.

I mean, other may do even worse on quantity of stuff reused, look at Assassin's Creed for example, you see the same objects, buildings and textures all around on multiple games. But at least they rearrenge stuff, design new maps, new situations where you spot the same stuff... But hey, a brick is a brick, a wooden crate is a wooden crate, there's really no point to remake every minor detail if they'll just come out looking like the same stuff.

Now re-using so much (character setting, animations, even models look like they were only slightly updated) from a cutscene sequence like that? It talks volumes on IW creativity.

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Wikkid6661809d ago

Hmmm... didn't seem like as many people playing as there normally is on day 1 to me.