Top Video Games of 2013 – Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Ghosts is one of the top video games this year, and for a pretty simple reason: Activision (ATVI) just announced that it sold in $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts.
That doesn’t tell us how many copies ended up in gamers’ hands, but it does demonstrate Activision’s confidence in the title. And CEO Eric Hirshberg added that the new video game is “the No. 1 best-selling game on PS4 in North America at Best Buy (BBY), GameStop (GME), Target (TGT) and Walmart (WMT).”
Last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold $500 million in its first 24 hours, making it one of the top video games for 2012. It held the record for biggest entertainment release until Take Two Interactive’s (TTWO) Grand Theft Auto V recently smashed it. Ghosts perhaps suffered from being segmented into three separate launches: the initial launch for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U on Nov. 5, a second wave with the PS4 on Nov. 15, and the upcoming third wave alongside the Xbox One.
Still, the the new video game has received positive reviews, particularly for its multiplayer gameplay — a crucial component of any modern blockbuster. In fact, it’s definitely one of the strongest titles among new PS4 games. And when the dust settles on new console releases, expect sales numbers to be strong.