It has been revealed that the launch shipment for Call of Duty: Ghosts is worse than last year’s title, Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Activision have stated the reason for this is the console transition. The news come out shortly after the publisher sold more than $1 billion to retail since launch.
CFO Dennis Durkin stated the following during a financial call yesterday:
As we have said for more than a year now, console transition years are volatile and hard to predict and this year’s proving no different, Today we announced that we have shipped into retail more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts globally on day-one, based on an average wholesale price. As expected, due to the console transition and digital distribution, this number is down versus last year,
This year, the sell-through curve will be different than in past years, due to the multiple launches of new hardware later in the month, and more days between our launch, and the high volume Black Friday at the end of the month.
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