Call of Duty Series Reaches Lifetime Sales of 250 Million Units, Seventh Year of Topping NPD Charts

on January 15, 2016 8:03 AM

For well over 10 years, Activision’s Call of Duty series has been one of the heaviest-hitting and top-selling titles consistently, with the publisher confirming a new milestone for the action FPS series and cementing its status as a bestseller.

Activision announced in a press release that lifetime sales of the Call of Duty franchise have now reached over 250 million units since the series’ introduction in 2003, in response to the most recent data from the NPD Group showing that the series’ latest title, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, was the top-selling title of December and in 2015 as a whole, marking the seventh consecutive year of being the top-selling title in the US.

The full statement from Activision on the latest milestone reached by Call of Duty is below from Rob Kostich, senior vice president and general manager at Activision for the Call of Duty series.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was the top selling title of 2015 globally by a wide-margin in both units and dollars sold-thru. This also marks the seventh year in a row that Call of Duty has been the #1 selling franchise in North America, according to NPD. In fact, Call of Duty has surpassed 250 million units sold life-to-date worldwide. This achievement is thanks to the amazing experiences created by all of our development teams, and would not be possible without the incredible passion from the Call of Duty community. We congratulate Treyarch on creating an incredibly engaging and an enormously fun game with Black Ops 3 and look forward to what’s to come in 2016.”

The most recent title, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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