With the PS4 (At least in North America) and the Xbox One now available it’s time to sit back and take a look at how well the games have done. It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that the best-selling, most-played next-gen launch title is Call of Duty: Ghosts. This is true for both the PS4 and Xbox One.
“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,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “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.”
According to Microsoft, Call of Duty: Ghosts is currently the #1 most played Xbox 360 game, dethroning its predecessor Call of Duty: Black Ops II. No word from Sony on how Call of Duty: Ghosts is fairing on the PS3.
“Congratulations to our friends at Microsoft for the launch of the Xbox One,” said Dave Stohl, executive vice president, worldwide studios, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Xbox and Call of Duty together have formed a valued and lasting partnership on Xbox 360 and we know this is just the beginning. So we look forward to an exciting new future on Xbox One.”
“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”, said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “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.”
Players have already racked up 1 billion multiplayer matches across all versions of the game. They have prestiged 2.2 million times and earned 3.3 trillion experience points. That’s some serious dedication.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is out now for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.