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

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.

In Activision’s fourth quarter and calendar year 2013 financial report, it was also noted that Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the No. 9 best selling title in 2013. Black Ops 2 launched on November 12 of 2012.

Looking forward, Activision expects Bungie’s Destiny to be the company’s “next billion dollar franchise,” said Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick in a recent press release. Meanwhile, “terrific new games planned for the Call of Duty” franchise are still in the pipeline, including the “groundbreaking new free-to-play” title, Call of Duty Online that the company expects to have “great global potential”.

  • Cole.

    That’s kinda sad to me that with all the next gen games coming out a game that barely qualifies as last generation manages to sell the most. I’m sure the game is fun but hopefully it will be outsold by some newer games.

    • Joel Santana

      More then likely this is the last CoD that sells really well. Though I don’t see any shooter that will sell more then the yearly CoD title for the next 2-3 years.

    • MegaMan3k

      I’m not a fan of Ghosts, but in what way does Call of Duty Ghosts “barely qualify as last generation”?

      • Mr. Thuggins

        He’s referring to the graphics.

        • MegaMan3k

          … Is he saying that Ghosts ‘barely’ looks better than Ps2/Xbox game? Because that’s absurd.

          • Mr. Thuggins

            Some people are spoiled…

    • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

      how many real next gen games are out there? really not that much

  • Storm_Worm5364

    David (or any other editor/admin), PLEASE write a story/post about RepZ IW4M, just like you did when 4D1 MW2 was created! Please, help it spread the word so that it gets populated, because there aren’t many people playing it right now, sadly :( . It would be awesome having your help and fill some servers on that game. MW2 is an awesome game and it can’t be “forgotten” like that. Please guys. :D

    Edit: I know this isn’t the best post to talk about this, but it is a newest one, so, I’m sorry in advance if I’m making you guys “mad”.

    • Joel Santana

      I’ll send this over to David and make sure he sees this.

      • Storm_Worm5364

        Thank you Joel, I fucking love you, FULL HOMO xD :D

        • Joel Santana

          Lol <3

    • Christopher Cioffi

      MW2 was terrible. End of story

      • Energize

        Lol I’m not sure how you could say that, mostly everyone agrees MW2 was the best CoD.

        • Christopher Cioffi

          Because everyone just Oma tubes and quick scopes and act all pro with aim assist, I’d like to see how they will fail on PC xD I honestly think Black ops 1 had the most balance, minus ak74u, famas and Galil at times :/ and I had minimal to no issues on 360 with lag/detection (then again I started playing mp after the first map pack)

          • Energize

            Lol ya I guess your right although I play MW2 on the PC and it’s still really fun.

        • Brandon Griffin

          Can you find this ‘most everyone’ for me because I think they’re on LSD. MW2 was the best COD for a month or two. Now it’s more fucked up than MW3. Plenty of other COD games were better than MW2.

          Edit: Saw your reply below, it probably is a lot better on PC.

      • Storm_Worm5364

        If MW2 was terrible? The terrible ones are MW3 and Ghosts (Black Ops 2 wasn’t that good either). They are stinky horse-manure!

        • Christopher Cioffi

          Black Ops 1 was still on IW 3.0 and still ran and felt better than MW2. Ghosts feels like MW3 on launch day ALL DAY and MW3 is a whole different dimension of constipated shit Black Ops 2, was like diarrhea, still bad but at least it runs (so to speak)

    • dieger

      Eh it has too many imbalances in my opinion plus one man army and noobtubes for days

      • MeisseN

        If you ever played aIW/4D1 MW2 you would know that most of the servers (yes, no bullshit matchmaking and only find servers that suit your interest) ban the use of noobtubes and OMA (if you join the server and spawn with a weapon with noobtube most likely the tube would be removed, and OMAs won’t work). And you can’t equip akimbo G18 (if you do, they will replace it with an useless USP). Seriously alterIWnet / 4D1 made their modded MW2 the most balanced of all

        • dieger

          Really? hmm may have to check out the PC version :D

          • MeisseN

            I haven’t played 4D1 MW2 for a long time, not after MW3′s release. The group was sued and banned over and over again yet they managed to pull thru. Dunno if they still exist today… The 4D1 website fourdeltaone.com has been shut now.

    • http://mp1st.com/ David Veselka

      You’ll have to refresh my memory! Which MW2 article are you talking about?

      • Storm_Worm5364

        It was a looong time ago. When 4D1 “started” I’m going to try and find it :D

    • MeisseN

      When I launched MW2MP yesterday and hopped in a TDM on Wasteland and got noobtubed by Noobtube+OMA dicks over and over again I began to miss the old days with alterIWnet (predecessor of nowadays 4D1) and my rather joyful experience with a much more balanced MW2. It’s really sad that Activision / Infinity Ward came up and sued them without ever caring about hackers and issues in their own games. :( really i would love to see aIW come back like before but to tell the truth what they had been doing was illegal.

  • NinoBr0wn

    What a shame.

  • swipe_06

    No wonder. If you don’t alienate your fanbase with huge changes every iteration you’re destined to grow. You could argue that it is a cheap tactic, but people who buy CoD, want CoD. Sadly tho, it feels, that if I want to buy something else, you still get CoD.

  • MegaMan3k

    I can’t help but think they’re overestimating Destiny’s success.

  • ilias

    really sad

  • Hip2Bsquare

    COD really needs to innovate for their next fame due in November especially if they want to compete with Destiny and Halo(if out)

    • TriPpKinGs

      They don’t want to compete with destiny…are you new here?

  • TriPpKinGs

    Completely off topic, but I really appreciate this site and the hard work you guys put into it. I’ve been visiting here for almost a year and a half on a daily basis and couldn’t imagine my daily routine without popping into MP1st on my smoke breaks. Keep up the great work guys.

    • Milton Espinoza

      That’s true. It’s a must for me to visit this site daily!!! Good Job M1PST.

      • http://mp1st.com/ David Veselka

        Thanks guys. That means a lot :)

    • MeisseN

      I used to visit the site daily since early 2012 (but thanks to killjoys like Bug4 and CDoG I care and play less competitive FPS and decreased my frequency of visiting) and man, this site really grows! I remember when the forums were first set up I rushed over there and registered among the first 10 even though the time was 2AM for me. I still remember first reading Alex DiFiori’s deep editorial (and translating it into Chinese). And of course I remember that my posts about an allegedly leaked DLC of Black Ops 2 being fake got used by David. And he wrote a new article about the findings, giving credits to me and my dudes (who helped my find it). Thanks to MP1st I had been really a boss of ACCURATE information over at my domestic forums. It had been a hell lot of fun to be so passionate about gaming, in those old days. Thanks MP1st and keep up the great work!

  • still can’t wait

    I regret buying ghosts every time I play it. But it’s the only fps game besides battlefield right now. Destiny will be good. Im sure it will sell very well.

    • MegaMan3k

      I hate Ghosts so much. I fully regret purchasing it because I know that by purchasing it, Activision again fails to learn or care. It’s sloppy and unpolished and feels incomplete, like a part of a game lost in half finished game mechanics totally devoid of any polish.

  • dpg70

    Well if it’s not Ghosts then what else could it be? I just assumed it was Ghosts.

  • RoadTripToJalalabad

    COD taking the sales prize on the new consoles is no surprise. I think a more interesting metric to analyze is: how well did Ghosts sell across all platforms vs. prior COD games?

  • Jason Lane

    It’s funny when the top selling game is panned by so many. Toyotas are the best selling cars in the world because they’re dependable, not for their looks, or the way they handle. If that were the case everyone would be driving Miatas. Maybe we should be taking shots at the industry as a whole instead of one game. After all, it’s not like they’re games light years ahead of COD or Battlefield on next gen at the moment.

  • Drabent

    Borderlands 2 + halo = Destiny and its going to rock!

    • Storm_Worm5364

      It’s not on PC sooo…. Fuck it :’(

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