CoD Ghosts sells makes one billion on day one

MaydaX

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CoD Ghosts sold over a billion into retail stores

Activision Sells More Than $1 Billion of Call of Duty®: Ghosts into Retail Worldwide as of Day One

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that the company sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty®: Ghosts into retail stores worldwide as of day one.

"Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "More people have played Call of Duty this year than ever before, logging four billion hours of gameplay. And in the last 12 months, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, including its digital content, generated more revenues than any other console game ever has in a single year. Although it is too early to assess sell-through for Call of Duty: Ghosts, it's launching at a time when the franchise has never been more popular."

Millions of people are already playing Call of Duty: Ghosts online. Since its release yesterday, Call of Duty: Ghosts has moved to the #1 spot as the most played game on Xbox Live, according to Microsoft. Additionally, Activision confirmed that on the Xbox 360 videogames and entertainment system from Microsoft, 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 at 15,000 midnight openings around the world. Fans around the world shared their excitement in social media, with Call of Duty-related terms trending an astounding 20 times globally on Twitter in the last 24 hours.

"Ghosts is an amazing game which ushers in the next generation of Call of Duty. The team at Infinity Ward has delivered yet another epic thrill ride in the campaign, and what I think is our best multiplayer game yet," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "This is the must have launch title for the next generation of consoles, and we expect Call of Duty: Ghosts to be the most successful launch title for the Xbox One and PS4 by a wide margin. In fact, according to GameStop, Call of Duty: Ghosts is their most pre-reserved next gen title."
http://investor.activision.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=804829
 
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I am having a hard believing these figures. Using vgchartz.com as a rough guide of sales per platform it only adds up $135 million or so for US sales. I can't fathom Euro/Asia sales trumping that by much certainly not enough to hit $1 billion. Perhaps someone with experience can state whether these numbers include digital sales or are retail only.

US Reported pre-order sales per platform according to VG CHartz:

Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) 957,388
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) 499,328
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne) 375,295
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4) 360,318
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC) 48,612

Total: 2,240,941 x $60 per = roughly $134,456,460

Let's say these numbers are reflected in Europe/Asia would that mean that gameday release brought in over $500,000 in sales to hit the $1 billion mark?
 

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Actually after re-reading it

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that the company sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty®: Ghosts into retail stores worldwide as of day one.
So sold to stores but not necessarily to customers.

Also for some laughs

 

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This means they've provided to stores 1B worth of inventory. Until the stores sell that inventory it doesn't really count. It's a misleading statement.
 

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I was just going to mention the "into retail stores" part, which is the first time they've ever said it that way....

I was in two Targets yesterday (thanks to the wife) and both had plenty of copies still on the shelf. I wonder what the midnight releases looked like.
 
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