Following the critical and commercial disappointment of Call of Duty: Ghosts last year, Activision and Sledgehammer Games set out to make a big return for the franchise with the recently-released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and it seems the determination paid off with equally big results.
In a press release sent out by Activision, the company announced that since its release earlier in November, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare debuted as the “biggest entertainment launch of the year,” though no specific sales data have yet to be reported or released by Activision or otherwise. Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg detailed in a statement:
“We poured our hearts into making Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare an epic ride, and we are pleased with the performance. Sales and engagement are up through the first week compared to last year. Season Pass sales are up, as well. The game has been very positively reviewed and the response from fans has been tremendous. We believe Advanced Warfare will be the most successful game of the year and we thank our fans for making it the biggest entertainment launch of the year.”
In addition to the appraisal for the game’s big debut, the press release also added on several more records to Advanced Warfare‘s performance, detailing that the game has also been confirmed as the highest-selling digital launch in console history, according to results from both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
On a final note, Activision has confirmed with the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that the franchise as a whole has crossed $10 billion in worldwide sales, across all titles and platforms since the series’ debut.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.