Activision announced today the company delivered the top-selling console video game of 2014 with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare topped the U.S. charts for 2014 and claimed the title of the #1 top-selling console game of 2014 globally. “Call of Duty” is also the #1 franchise in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row in the U.S., based on revenue.
“We’d like to thank our fans for making Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the #1 top-selling video game in the world, Skylanders Trap Team the top-selling kids game in the world and Destiny the #1 new video game IP of 2014,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “As much fun as we had making these games, we’ve had even more fun playing alongside you. Stay tuned. We have more exciting games in store for fans this year.”
Considering how disappointing Advanced Warfare was (and still is for many players) we are really surprised at these results. Advanced Warfare was plagued by serious lag issues from launch day onward. Destiny, the favorites to take the title from developer Activision and Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014, based on revenue. Destiny is also the top-selling new video game IP of the year and had the biggest launch of a new video game franchise in history.