Call of Duty: WWII is the Top Selling Console Game of 2017 in North
America and the Biggest Console Digital Launch in Activision Publishing
Destiny 2 Outsells the Original Destiny and Delivers the Biggest PC
Launch in Activision Publishing History
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy #1 Remastered Collection in PS4
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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. (i)¹
"Call of Duty: WWII is the #1 top grossing console game of the
year in North America, and Destiny 2 is #2," said Eric Hirshberg,
CEO of Activision. "That means Call of Duty has been the #1 top
grossing console gaming franchise in North America for a staggering nine
years in a row, and worldwide eight out of the last nine years. Thank
you to our players for your incredible passion and engagement. And thank
you to our talented, committed teams all across the globe that make
incredible results like this happen."
Developed by Sledgehammer Games with support from Raven Software, Call
of Duty: WWII is already the #1 top selling Call of Duty
game on current generation consoles and is the biggest console digital
launch in Activision Publishing history. Call of Duty has
been the top-selling console franchise worldwide eight of the last nine
Based on units, Destiny 2 has outsold Destiny,
hailed as the "biggest new video game IP launch in history" at the time.
The highly-acclaimed sequel is the first Activision title launched on
Battle.net, and is the biggest PC launch in Activision Publishing
history. The game has earned more than 90 awards and nominations to
date. Activision and Bungie also released the Destiny
2 Ghost Skill for Amazon Alexa, a first of its kind for games,
allowing players to ask Alexa and Ghost to perform in-game tasks.
In 2017, Activision also released Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy,
a remastered collection featuring one of the most iconic and famed
personalities in video game history. Released in June and developed by
Vicarious Visions, the remaster quickly became a fan favorite with
gamers on its way to being the No. 1 top selling remastered collection
in PS4 history. The title has continued to remain among the top 10
selling PS4 titles in the US for the year, so far, in units. (ii)¹
The enthusiastic community response has been felt globally. Call
of Duty: WWII has been named the UK Christmas No. 1 title for
2017 by Chart-Track. For four consecutive years, Call of Duty
titles have held this honor. Further, Call of Duty: WWII
has held the mantle of No. 1 selling title in the UK according to
Chart-Track for seven consecutive weeks, since its launch. Crash
Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy spent a total of seven weeks also at
No. 1 earlier this year.
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communities. For more than two-and-a-half decades that purpose has led
to the creation of some of the industry's most celebrated gaming
franchises, including Marathon, Myth, Halo, and Destiny.
Today, Bungie is focused on creating new experiences and adventures for
the Destiny 2 community to share.
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(i) According to NPD, GfK/GSD and Activision internal estimates, through
(ii) According to NPD, GfK/GSD and Activision internal
estimates, through Oct. 2017
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