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Activision claims Call of Duty next-gen dominance

Ben Parfitt
Activision claims Call of Duty next-gen dominance

Call of Duty: Ghosts has emerged as the big winner in the next-gen games race, Activision has claimed.

The publisher says that Ghosts is the best-selling Xbox One and PS4 title “at leading retailers” (that’s GameStop, best Buy, Walmart and Target) in North America. It also reckons it’s the most played Xbox One multiplayer game and the most played PS4 game.

In addition, if you strip out games sold as part of Xbox One hardware bundles, Ghosts is the platform’s best-selling game in the UK, too.

“Around the globe, Call of Duty: Ghosts is leading the next generation. It’s the #1 selling title at key retailers and it’s also the most played game on Xbox One and PS4 globally,” Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg satetd.

“As we’ve said before, we’ve got the best community of fans in the world and we’re thrilled they’re coming with us to the next generation.”

Microsoft’s corporate VP of marketing and strategy Yusuf Mehdi added: “As home to the largest and most engaged Call of Duty community, it is no surprise that the newest entry in the blockbuster franchise has quickly become the most played multiplayer game on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

“We congratulate our partners at Activision and Infinity Ward and are proud to continue offering the best and most engaging Call of Duty online experience to our fans globally by launching all Call of Duty: Ghosts map packs first only on Xbox.”

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