#1 Most Played Xbox One Multiplayer Game Worldwide; #1 Top Selling
Xbox One Title at Leading North American Retailers; #1 Xbox One
Standalone Software Title in U.K.*
#1 Most Played PlayStation 4 Game; #1 Top Selling PlayStation 4 Game
at Leading North American Retailers
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The next generation of game consoles is here, and Call of Duty®:
Ghosts is the must have game. Activision's blockbuster title is
the #1 most played Xbox One multiplayer game worldwide, according to
Microsoft, while becoming the #1 top selling Xbox One title in retail
sales in North America at retailers Best Buy, GameStop, Target and
Walmart. In standalone Xbox One software retail sales*, the game also is
#1 in the United Kingdom, according to GfK Charttrack. Additionally, Call
of Duty: Ghosts is the #1 most played PlayStation®
4 game, according to Sony Computer Entertainment America, and continues
to be the #1 top selling PS4 title in retail sales in North America at
Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart.
Further reflecting the demand for the newest entry in Activision's famed
franchise, in a recent GameStop holiday survey conducted of 1,000
PowerUp Rewards (PUR) loyalty members and 500 general gift-givers, Call
of Duty: Ghosts is the most desired video game this holiday
"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."
In addition to being the #1 Xbox One multiplayer game on Xbox Live, Call
of Duty: Ghosts also is currently the #1 most played Xbox 360
multiplayer game, according to Microsoft.
"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
"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."
More than 1 billion multiplayer matches of Call of Duty: Ghosts
already have been played across all versions. Ghosts' players
have Prestiged more than 2.2 million times, earning over 3.3 trillion
Experience Points (XP), according to internal gameplay statistics.
Call of Duty: Ghosts launched for both current gen systems
and PS4 on November 5, and on November 22 on Xbox One, the all-in-one
videogames and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Published by Activision
Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard
and developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Ghosts is
rated M for Mature (Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong
Language) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/ghosts,
or follow on Twitter @InfinityWard.
*United Kingdom sales figures exclude games sold as bundles with Xbox
One console hardware.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc.
is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway,
Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, mainland China and the
region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can
be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in
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