The November Sales report from the NPD Group reveals that Activision Publishing is solely responsible for producing the top two selling console retail releases of the year in the US. Not only that, the publishing group was also able to deliver the number one kids video game franchise of the year.
According to the report, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is currently the top-selling game of the year through November in the US, as well as individually on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game is only in its second month of release.
Next up is Destiny which currently sits just behind Advanced Warfare in the top-selling console games list. Bungie’s epic action-adventure shooter was an extremely high budgeted game and one of the most hyped games of its period.
Finally, Skylanders sold very well in retail across software, toys and accessories to wrap up the number one kids video game franchise of the year spot.
“To date, 2014 has seen a series of number ones for Activision Publishing: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 top-selling game of the year, Skylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year, and Destiny is the #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “We are excited about how fans have responded to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny and Skylanders Trap Team, and have even more great new content in store in 2015.”
Here’s a little list of achievements put together for Activision for the year, through November 2014, in the US.
- #1 and #2 top selling console titles: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny
- #1 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- #1 kids video game franchise: Skylanders
- #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year through November: Destiny
- Call of Duty leads November console game sales for 6th consecutive year