Call of Duty tops 250M units sold worldwide

By Brenna Hillier
15 January 2016 01:51 GMT

Call of Duty has sold so many copies you could probably construct some sort of super fort out of them.


Following on from word that Black Ops 3 was the best-selling game in the US in 2015, Activision has announced Call of Duty franchise sales have topped 250 million units worldwide.

Summoned from the labyrinthine corridors of Activision by the clarion call of the NPD, Call of Duty franchise general manager Rob Kostich said Black Ops 3 was the best-selling title of 2015 globally by a “wide-margin in both units and dollars”.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Kostich said Activision is looking forward to “what’s to come” in 2016, presumably referring to Infinity Ward’s next effort. It’ll be the first time the team has had a three year cycle so expect a refreshed feel from the original* Call of Duty crew.

*Technically. A lot of the originals are over at Respawn, obviously.

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