Looks like Activision has hit another one out of the park with the new the Skylanders Trap Team game. According to the NPD group Activision based on retail sales has become the #1 kids video game franchise of 2014. Pat yourselves on the back Portal Masters BOOMtastic job! But that’s not all! Activision recently released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the latest installment in the franchise series.
In its first month of release COD: AW has become the #1 selling console game of the year through November in the United States overall, as well as becoming the top-selling title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Now here is the icing on the cake Destiny the new epic release from Bungie is the #2 selling console game among all titles in the US through November of 2014. BOOYAH!
Check out the press release below to get more detail on this awesome achievement for our favorite franchises.
CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE AND DESTINY ARE THE #1 AND #2 BEST-SELLING CONSOLE GAMES OF THE YEAR IN THE U.S.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 Top-selling Game of the Year in the U.S.
Skylanders is the #1 Best-Selling Kids Video Game Franchise of the Year in the U.S.
Santa Monica, CA – December 12, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), 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 Warfare is 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 Dutyleads November console game sales for 6th consecutive year
I have always been a fan of the Call of Duty series and Destiny is breath-taking in my opinion. Congratulations to Activision and its respected companies for doing such a great job this year. I am excited to see what the future holds for these titles. I’m going to Trap some villains, and blow up some stuff. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!