Call of Duty tops $10 billion in sales worldwide

Call-of-Duty-Advanced-Warfare-LogoActivision announced this week that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is their biggest entertainment launch of the year. They’re not just talking in terms of video games though as this launch has beaten the biggest movies, music and books launched for all of 2014 so far. That has to be a truly amazing accomplishment.

Bigger still is that fact that the Call of Duty franchise has exceeded $10 billion dollars in sales since it was created in 2003. Let that number sink in for a minute, a video game franchise has made more money than some of the biggest movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers, Iron Man and Avengers combined.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. had this to say about the recent game launch, “We poured our hearts into making Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare an epic ride, and we are pleased with the performance.”

Let’s talk about some stats for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The first week after launch according to internal estimates, more than 370 million online matches were played. In those online matches gamers leveled up over 200 million times. Activision also confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the highest-selling digital launch in console history according to Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and internal Activision estimates.

The best part about the digital downloads is that if you purchased it for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, you can upgrade for FREE to the new gen counterparts. This isn’t just limited to the game, but also covers all multiplayer stats, and all DLC purchased for in-game use including your Season Pass. This only applies if you use the same Xbox Gamertag or PSN ID on the new consoles of course. Those of you who still haven’t upgraded to an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 have until March 31, 2015 to take advantage of this free upgrade.

Okay, that’s it gamers, time to pick up that control and get back to it.

Source: Activision

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