Activision Made a Ton of Cash From Destiny 2 and COD: WWII
Activision revealed today that its published console games in 2017 made the company over $1 billion in global sales. This figure was achieved thanks to Call of Duty: World War II and Destiny 2. The latest COD game was 2017’s top selling console game, while Destiny 2 outsold the original and became Activision’s biggest PC launch of all-time.
As much as gamers bitch about franchise games and sequels, in particular for those that start with COD, it’s clear that we all still love the franchise and fatigue hasn’t set in yet. The remastered Crash Bandicoot package also garnered Activision some accolades by making it the best-selling remastered title on the PS4.
You can check out parts of the official press release below to feel how excited Activision’s executives are.
Activision has delivered the No. 1 and No. 2 top selling console video games in North America this year (based on revenues), continuing a string of chart-topping title releases in 2017. At No. 1, Call of Duty®: WWII, which has already surpassed $1 billion in sell-through worldwide since its launch last month, is the top selling console video game of the year in North America, extending Call of Duty®’s run as the No. 1 top selling console video game franchise in North America for nine consecutive years, based on revenue. Developed by Bungie, Destiny 2 secured its status as the No. 2 highest selling console video game in North America for the year, based on revenue, while also becoming the biggest PC launch in Activision Publishing history, based on units. Additionally, Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy, is the No. 1 top selling remastered collection in PS4 history.
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