Call of Duty: Ghosts is the Best-Selling Game on Xbox One & PS4, Says Activision
Written Wednesday, May 07, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Activision says that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the best selling game across PS4 and Xbox One, as revealed during the company’s first quarter financial performance call to investors.
Although specific numbers were not mentioned, Activision executive Eric Hirshberg added that the Infinity Ward’s latest entry in the FPS franchise was the second best-selling title across North America and Europe during the first quarter of 2014, beaten only by Skylanders SWAP Force.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is "the number one selling game on next gen consoles, life to date", said Hirshberg. However, Ghosts’ launch was slower than that of Black Ops 2.
Despite this, Activision Blizzard revenues during the first quarter of 2014 dropped compared to the same period last year. The company pulled in $1.11 billion in net revenue, down 16 percent from $1.32 billion. Meanwhile, net profit fell considerably, down to $293 million for the quarter from $456 million.
Indeed, the only improvement in year-on-year comparisons came from digital sales, which improved slightly from $377 million $379 million during the first quarter of the year.