The Call of Duty franchise has now topped over $10 billion in sales since it began all those years ago, and it's hardly surprising news as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has smashed the videogame charts.
Not only is Advanced Warfare taking the sales crown for games, but it even exceeded movie box office goliaths combined when it came to revenue. It beat last year's Call of Duty in its first week.
"Since Activision created the Call of Duty franchise in 2003, franchise revenues have exceeded $10 billion in sales worldwide, far exceeding box office receipts for such household movie franchises as Hunger Games, Transformers, Iron Man and Avengers, combined," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "Advanced Warfare is the biggest entertainment launch of 2014 in terms of revenue, surpassing all movie, music and book launches this year."
"We poured our hearts into making Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare an epic ride, and we are pleased with the performance," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc.
"Sales and engagement are up through the first week compared to last year. Season Pass sales are up, as well. The game has been very positively reviewed and the response from fans has been tremendous. We believe Advanced Warfare will be the most successful game of the year and we thank our fans for making it the biggest entertainment launch of the year."
This Call of Duty was led by, with handling Xbox 360 and PS3. This is also the first in the series to forgo the traditional HUD display for one that matched the futuristic time period - it uses holographic displays. Advanced Warfare is the 11th main instalment to the Call of Duty series. It'll catch up to Final Fantasy in no time.