Activision has revealed that the latest avatar of the hugely popular Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Ghosts, has generated over $1 Billion in worldwide sales. It must be noted that these sales are to retailers and does not necessarily mean that all have been sold to consumers. Nevertheless Activision is confident that this will be the most successful launch for any game on the next generation consoles; the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
As of now, Activision has claimed that Microsoft has revealed to the games publishers that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the most played game on the Xbox Live community this week. The new Call of Duty game is also being played for longer sessions that the older games; Black Ops 2 and Modern Warfare 3.
RockStar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 garnered 800 Million $ on its first day and only hit a Billion $ on day three. And yet, these figures are based on actual sales to consumers and not just to retail outlets. Adding credence to Activision’s claims that Call of Duty: Ghosts will be the most successful launch game for the new generation consoles is GameStop, who have stated that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the most pre-ordered next generation console game.
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Call of Duty: Ghosts happens to be the latest one in the lineup of the much popular Call of Duty first –person shooter game series. Call of Duty: Ghosts is conceived by Infinity Ward and Activision will be publishing. This will be the first ever Call of Duty game which Infinity Ward will be developing after they had last developed Modern Warfare 3 in the year 2011.
Call of Duty: Ghosts series comes with a promise of strengthening the Call of Duty franchise. Thus, en entirely new sub-brand will be created which will comprise of a new and innovative gaming engine and new experiences and ideas will also be introduced to the gaming series. Call of Duty: Ghosts are being developed for Xbox 360, Playstation3, Playstation4, U, Wii and even for the Xbox One. It will be likely be released on 5th November 2013.
Call of Duty: Ghosts game series is set against the backdrop of a devastating global event that is set to shift the power balance completely in the world. The most notable part is that United States does not remain a global power anymore. In fact, it ceases to be a superpower altogether.
Whatever is left with the US special forces will merge to establish an elite team known as ‘Ghosts’. These ghosts will be attempting to combat the rise of militarily and technologically advanced enemies who are eyeing to destroy everything that remains with the United State.
The Xbox One launch is to be held in a few days from now and the countdown has already begun. Even the PlayStation 4 will be launched around the same time. With the launch of two new gaming consoles, the big launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts is bound to steal the limelight. It is also reported that buyers of Sony’s and Microsoft’s new hardware will be introduced to an altogether new and surreal gaming experience, something which they have not experienced in the past. Infinity Ward’s executive producer, Mark Rubin has stated that only the PS4 version supporting Call of Duty: Ghosts will be running in 1080p. Xbox One users will have to suffice with 720p.