The chart buster shooter video game “Call of Duty” already piled up a jaw-dropping lifetime sales of 13.01 billion to breeze past $10 billion mark with relative ease. The remarkable feat is boosted by the product release of its latest installment earlier this month.
Activision Publishing stated last Thursday that the released of the “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” outclassed the product releases of the other games and even films, books or albums that were rolled out this year. Activision Blizzard’s chief Bobby Kotick quipped in a press release, “Advanced Warfare is the biggest entertainment launch of 2014 in terms of revenue, surpassing all movie, music and book launches this year.”
The first version of the Call of Duty made its debut in 2003, and from then on, the game raked in a whopping $10 billion in revenue, and even humbled other blockbuster films this year such as “Hunger Games” and “Transformers.” says Kotick.
Activision Publishing chief, Eric Hirshberg, made a forecast that the latest installment of the game will be the best selling video game in 2014 but did not revealed how many copies of the game will be sold.
The newest version of the “Call of Duty” plunged into action earlier this month, as rough and tough soldiers from the future squared off with Machiavellian villain (played by Kevin Spacey) and his minions.
Activision embarks on topping off the franchise; as it puts its Sledgehammer Games studio in coming up with an engaging title and at the same time pounce on the cutting edge features of different gaming platforms such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
The game highlights a new epic villain which is played by multi-awarded actor Kevin Spacey. Specialized devices were used to obtain Spacey’s movements, appearance, expressions and among others to come up with a lifelike virtual replica of him taking the cudgels of playing the role as a private military contractor who aims to rule world.