Call of Duty: Ghosts Has Shipped $1 Billion Worth Through Retail Channels, Double XP Weekend Starts November 8th

Just in 24-hours of availability the launch of CoD: Ghosts – single player title has managed to bag more than $1 billion in revenue through retail sales channels, apparently breaking the record set by Grand Theft Auto 5 – reaching that number in 3 days. Activision has officially announced that the first Call of Duty: Ghosts double XP weekend will be held on November 8-11. Players can now earn double experience points starting Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. PDT and running through Monday, November 11th at the same time scape. Full details after this break!

The game’s publisher, Activision, has unwrapped the lid of first day Call of Duty: Ghosts sales figures in a publicly released press statement and announced that the boosting income has been accumulated through worldwide sales of the title into retail stores.

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On November 5, Call of Duty: Ghosts hits the stores as the latest installment in the extremely popular CoD franchise. Millions who flocked out yesterday to be amongst the first to play the game (Activision and Infinity Ward creation). In addition to the impressive sales figures, Activision is also happy about the millions of gamers that are already running and enjoying Ghosts online. In fact that CoD: Ghosts game is now sitting at the number spot in the Xbox LIVE charts.

The Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick was more enthusiastic about this company’s success with the Call of Duty franchise, “Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation, more people have played CoD titles this year than ever before, logging four billion hours gameplay”.

Now it didn’t stopped stopped them with millions of gamers rushing out to get the latest iteration of the first-person shooter – Ghosts title is highly expected that can be played highly likely that those 4 billion hours of gameplay will increase dramatically in the coming months.

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Note: The Call of Duty: Ghosts cut scene is copied from Modern Warfare 2, with the critics quick to point out that each new version is merely a rehash of the previous, and that Infinity Ward / Activison is simply milking what has certainly become something of a cash cow, and the $1 billion made in just 24-hours is here to prove it.

Apart this, Activision on the same press statement has also confirmed that those getting involved in Ghosts seem to have deeper interest in the game that manifests itself with longer sessions. Average players sessions for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 are on average a lot longer than for the same period when gamers where first getting their hands on Modern Warfare 3 or Black Ops II. Activision’s latest and so-called greatest offering in the Call of Duty franchise is currently available on Sony’s PlayStation 3, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U and Windows powered Desktop PCs.

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The next generation CoD versions of the game will be soon be available alongside the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Activision said “stay tuned” for details concerning a double XP event for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

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What actually is the Call of Duty: Ghosts XP? It’s is double impact event which will be available on all platforms Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. In-game stats, and achievements earned during the double XP weekend will transfer to next-generation gaming consoles, so long as players upgrade within the same console family such as Xbox 360 to Xbox One or PS3 to PS4. (Via GameSpot)