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.

In cities like London and San Francisco, keen “Call of Duty” fans queued up from midnight at retail stores to grab their copies of the game.

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.