The latest Call of Duty video game ‘Ghosts’ has made more than $1bn (£621m) from its first day on sale, its publisher has confirmed.
Activision Blizzard’s latest title from its blockbuster “Call of Duty” video game franchise has made more than $1 billion in sales – the number of copies shipped to retailers. The $1bn figure represented sales to retail store, and may not reflect consumer purchases, according to publisher Activision.
The franchise’s tenth installment “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” was released worldwide on Tuesday.
Call of Duty: Ghosts has smashed it’s way past its competitor Grand Theft Auto V, which raked in $800m (£496m) on its first day in September.
At the time, the game beat the record for single-day games sales held by the last Call of Duty game, Black Ops II, which made $500m (£310m) in November 2012.
Eric Hirshberg, chief executive of Activision, said the game “has delivered yet another epic thrill ride in the campaign, and what I think is our best multiplayer game yet”.
Call Of Duty: Ghosts can be played on PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U and PC, next gen console’s Xbox One and PS4 later this month.