Activision's Blockbuster Console Series Also Tops U.S. for 8th
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision
Blizzard, Inc. [NASDAQ: ATVI],
today announced that Call of Duty® is the #1 top-selling
console video game franchise globally for 2016 based on revenue. This
marks the seventh time in the last eight years that Activision's
on-going hit franchise has been the top-selling console franchise
worldwide, and the eighth consecutive year in the U.S. According to NPD,
the most recent release, Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare is
the #1 top-selling video game on console in the U.S. for 2016 based on
total revenue and units sold from physical and digital sales (excluding
hardware bundle sales).
"Call of Duty is the #1 console franchise worldwide in 2016,"
said Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO. "We're thankful to our players for
once again putting Call of Duty on top, and we recognize how rare
this is - to do year after year. That's why we push to deliver
innovations and incredible gameplay that are worthy of the best fans in
the world time and again. And we have an exciting year ahead in 2017."
The first DLC Map Pack Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sabotage,
is scheduled for release on January 31, first on PlayStation®
4. Also available now is the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Season Pass, which can be purchased on its own or as part of the Legacy
Pro or Digital Deluxe editions of the game. Season Pass gives discounted
access to four Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC Map
Packs released during 2017 (discount based on a Season Pass suggested
retail price of $49.99, and four individual DLC Map Packs at a suggested
retail price of $15 each).
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is rated M for Mature
(Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language,
Suggestive Themes). Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
is available in the Legacy and Digital Deluxe Editions of Call of
Duty: Infinite Warfare. The title is rated M for Mature (Blood,
Intense Violence, Strong Language). Check local retailers for
availability of all Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Editions. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com.
Fans can also follow @CallofDuty on Twitter,
Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download.
Internet connection required. For disc-based Legacy editions of Infinite
Warfare on PS4™ system and Xbox One, Infinite Warfare game
disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered.
Internet Connection Required. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQ.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading
global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision
maintains operations throughout the world and is a division
of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More
information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company's website, www.activision.com or
by following @Activision.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in
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plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including expected
release dates or of the features of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Season Pass, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sabotage and Call
of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC Map Packs are forward-looking
statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and
uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual
future results to differ materially from those expressed in the
forward-looking statements set forth in this release include
unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk
factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on
Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The
forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information
available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the
date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision
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ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of
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are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially
from current expectations.
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Activision Publishing, Inc.
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