Did you expect anything else?
Call of Duty: Ghosts may be the worse game in the series since Treyarch’s debut effort with Call of Duty 3 (which, coincidentally enough, kicked things off on the previous generation of consoles back in 2006), but that doesn’t mean anything for the brand that remains one of the strongest forces at retail in modern gaming: in news that surprised approximately no one, Activision confirmed today that Ghosts was leading the next generation launch titles.
“Call of Duty: Ghosts is the No. 1 best-selling game on PS4 in North America at Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart, and also the No. 1 pre-ordered Xbox One title in North America at those retailers for launch,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “We couldn’t be more excited about the consumer response as we look forward to this Friday’s release of Xbox One. As we’ve said before, it’s a great time to be a gamer, and a great time for Call of Duty fans.”
The best part, as Hirschberg notes himself, is that the game isn’t done yet- a release on Xbox One follows in a few hours (along with the console itself).
I wish that this title wouldn’t sell as much as the obviously superior previous Call of Duty games, but what can you do.