Call of Duty: Ghosts is the best-selling next-gen game
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Nov 26, 2013 9:45AM PST
Early adopters of next-gen consoles are typically on the lookout for something brand-new to play on their shiny new systems. So, what next-gen game did gamers buy for their PS4s and Xbox Ones? Call of Duty: Ghosts, of course.
Activision has announced that Ghosts is not only the most played game on both Sony and Microsoft's new machines, but also the top-selling game at retail for both platforms. Ghosts is apparently also the "most desired" video game according to GameStop PowerUp Rewards members.
"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," Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said in the announcement. "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."
Unsurprisingly, the announcement focuses on Activision's ongoing partnership with Microsoft with the Call of Duty brand. "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," Activision Publishing EVP Dave Stohl said. "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," Microsoft marketing VP Yusuf Mehdi added.
Neither party seems interested in mentioning "resolutiongate" caused by the PS4 version of the game running at a higher resolution than the Xbox One version.