Activision's Blockbuster Heads into Xbox One Launch as Most
Pre-ordered Xbox One Title at North American Retail; Quickly Becomes Top
Selling Title Also at North American Retail on PlayStation 4
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
With only two more days to go until the launch of the Xbox One, Call
of Duty®: Ghosts is already emerging as the leading next
generation title at retail. Following the release of the new
PlayStation® 4 in North America on Friday, Call of Duty: Ghosts
has quickly become the No. 1 selling title in retail sales on the new
platform, as well as the No. 1 pre-reserved Xbox One title, at retailers
Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart in North America.
"Call of Duty: Ghosts is the No. 1 best-selling game on
PS4 in North America at Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart, and also
the No. 1 pre-ordered Xbox One title in North America at those retailers
for launch," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "We
couldn't be more excited about the consumer response as we look forward
to this Friday's release of Xbox One. As we've said before, it's a great
time to be a gamer, and a great time for Call of Duty fans."
Call of Duty: Ghosts launched for both current gen systems
and PS4 on November 5, and will be available day one for Xbox One, the
all-in-one videogames and entertainment system from Microsoft, when it
releases worldwide this Friday, November 22.
"Call of Duty: Ghosts is currently the No. 1 best-selling
game on PS4," said Chris Nagelson, vice president of entertainment for
Walmart U.S. "The momentum for this title on next gen is incredible. We
know fans across the country will be heading to Walmart this weekend to
pick up their Xbox One edition, and on Black Friday to bring home Call
of Duty: Ghosts. We expect Ghosts to be one of the most
in-demand Christmas gifts of this year."
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.
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