Call of Duty: Ghosts earns $1 billion on first day [Update]

Activision confident in upcoming next-gen releases.

Update: The numbers cited are sell-in to retail and not sell-through to consumers. As such, the game has not achieved any type of sales records, which are still held by Grand Theft Auto V. We apologize for the misunderstanding.

Original Story: Call of Duty: Ghosts earned $1 billion in revenue on its first day of release, Activision has announced.

Activision said over 15,000 stores across the globe opened at midnight this week to launch the title, and that the game was the most pre-ordered release at GameStop.

Ghosts is an amazing game which ushers in the next generation of Call of Duty,” said Activison CEO Eric Hirshberg.

“This is the must have launch title for the next generation of consoles, and we expect Call of Duty: Ghosts to be the most successful launch title for the Xbox One and PS4 by a wide margin. In fact, according to GameStop, Call of Duty: Ghosts is their most pre-reserved next gen title.”

In September, Grand Theft Auto V earned $1 billion in its first three days of release, overtaking Call of Duty: Black Ops II‘s previous 13 day record. According to today’s numbers, Call of Duty has taken back that record.


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