In what comes as the least surprising news of the year, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is confirmed to be the Biggest Entertainment Launch of the Year. Activision has also announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the highest selling digital launch in console history.
The numbers are just staggering, for the Call of Duty franchise as a whole. Since its launch in 2003 Call of Duty revenues have topped $10 Billion, which is more than other high-profile franchises like Iron Man, the Avengers. It’s amazing to think that a video game franchise is more valuable than these huge mega-blockbusters but in our current society we’ve seen a shift in what people enjoy doing, and playing video games is not only a hobby but has also become a potential career for people.
For all the naysayers who believe that video games are not a viable form of entertainment, they just need to look at the numbers to see that the rest of the world doesn’t agree with them.