Well this is a good thing for Activision I guess as having the #1 and #2 selling games has to be good for their bottom line that’s for sure. Also Skylanders is the #1 kids game franchise but that comes as no surprise as there’s not many choices really when it comes to kids games and I have to admit Skylanders is cool and innovative.
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. has delivered the top two selling console retail releases of the year to date overall in the U.S., as well as the #1 kids video game franchise of 2014, based on retail sell-through, according to the NPD Group, through November. In only its first month of release, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfareis already the #1 top-selling console game of the year through November in the U.S. overall, as well as individually on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3. Destiny, the epic new release from Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014 through November and Skylanders® is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year through November in the U.S., based on retail sell-through including toys and accessories.
“To date, 2014 has been 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.”
Activision’s lineup of Call of Duty, Destiny and Skylanders achieved the following in the U.S. through November 2014, according to NPD:
#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
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website,www.activision.com.