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In news that will surprise probably nobody, Activision has successfully taken over the video game market in not one, but three categories.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the #1 selling game globally in 2014, making it the most successful franchise 6 years straight. Skylanders Trap Team outsold its nearest competitor by 17% this year, and is currently 30% bigger than its nearest competitor, making it the #1 selling kid’s game. Finally, Destiny was the #2 selling game in the U.S. based on revenue, and was the biggest new game franchise release in history.

Though Destiny was not as popular with a lot of gamers as everyone thought it would be, that didn’t stop it from selling an enormous amount of copies, and despite Call of Duty Ghosts disappointing many gamers last year, everyone bought this year’s COD. Time will tell if 2015 will hold a different result for #1 selling game, with Halo 5: GuardiansEvolve, and other awesome titles, the new COD may have some competition.

 

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Nathaniel Smyth

The author Nathaniel Smyth

Born and raised in Plymouth, NH, Nat has been gaming since he was 3 starting on his brother’s Sega Genesis, all the way up to the Xbox One. Well rounded in a range of game genres from beat-em-ups to shooters, to role-playing-games, and more, he’s had a passion for all things gaming as long as he’s been able to hold a controller. While busy with school, sports, working, he still finds time to sit down, play, read up on the latest news, and hunt for deals on new and classic games.