Everyone knows that Call of Duty is one of the most financially successful video game franchises of all time. Most releases of the franchise clear the billion-dollar mark. But today Activision’s press department released how much the franchise has made to-date, beginning with 2003’s Call of Duty through the brand spankin’ new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which just hit the market a few weeks ago. The number is staggering:
That’s $10,000,000,000, just because these things look so much cooler with the zeros typed out. That’s a lot of dough.
Here’s the press release quote:
“Since Activision created the Call of Duty franchise in 2003, franchise revenues have exceeded $10 billion in sales worldwide, far exceeding box office receipts for such household movie franchises as Hunger Games, Transformers, Iron Man and Avengers, combined,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “Advanced Warfare is the biggest entertainment launch of 2014 in terms of revenue, surpassing all movie, music and book launches this year.”
They haven’t released sales numbers for Advanced Warfare yet. If you’ve played it with its exoskeletons and futuristic solider gear, it’s crazy to look back and think how the franchise has evolved from what was essentially a World War II war game.