Call of Duty: Ghosts continues to lead the next-generation of console launch, taking the #1 spot again in North America for Xbox One.

Call of Duty®: Ghosts is the must have game. Activision’s blockbuster title is the #1 most played Xbox One multiplayer game worldwide, according to Microsoft, while becoming the #1 top selling Xbox One title in retail sales in North America at retailers Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart. In standalone Xbox One software retail sales*, the game also is #1 in the United Kingdom, according to GfK Charttrack. Additionally,Call of Duty: Ghosts is the #1 most played PlayStation® 4 game, according to Sony Computer Entertainment America, and continues to be the #1 top selling PS4 title in retail sales in North America at Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is also the most played title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360, and the game continues to be the #1 selling PS4 game in North America.

“Around the globe, Call of Duty: Ghosts is leading the next generation. It’s the #1 selling title at key retailers and it’s also the most played game on Xbox One and PS4 globally,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “As we’ve said before, we’ve got the best community of fans in the world, and we’re thrilled they’re coming with us to the next generation.”

“Congratulations to our friends at Microsoft for the launch of the Xbox One,” said Dave Stohl, executive vice president, worldwide studios, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Xbox and Call of Duty together have formed a valued and lasting partnership on Xbox 360, and we know this is just the beginning. So we look forward to an exciting new future on Xbox One.”

“As home to the largest and most engaged Call of Duty community, it is no surprise that the newest entry in the blockbuster franchise has quickly become the most played multiplayer game on both Xbox One and Xbox 360,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “We congratulate our partners at Activision and Infinity Ward, and are proud to continue offering the best and most engaging Call of Duty online experience to our fans globally by launching all Call of Duty: Ghosts map packs first only on Xbox.”

There has been over 1 billion multiplayer matches played; players have prestiged over 2.2 million times; and earned over 3.3 trillion XP points.

Call of Duty: Ghosts launched on Nov 5th for current-gen and PS4, and launched Nov. 22nd on Xbox One.

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  • There’s a patch 1.05 out for me on Ghosts.

    • [email protected]

      This could be the one pushed out on the 23rd?

      • No, that’s a hotfix/playlist update. This is a patch.

        • [email protected]

          OK – Only for PS4 – PS3 and PC!

          • I know, I’m on PS3 😛

          • [email protected]

            360 here 🙂

        • Keshav Bhat
  • Fires

    What about ps3?

  • Super_Deluxe

    Not surprised we haven’t got dedis yet, they did also say that they got rid of quickscoping but we all know how that turned out. I’ve stopped getting my hopes up or at least lowered my expectations big time with any related to COD. BF4 looks great on next gen, it’s time to hit it from the back!

    • Captain_Planet

      Yeah, quickscoping is a blast on Ghosts.. Such a shame, lol.

      • Toxic Hogwash

        You can’t quickscope on Ghosts, take this from a MW2 and MW3 and BO2 quickscoping pro. It’s gone, now, fast scoping is most definitely there and fun to do, but quickscoping, actual quickscoping as in not seeing your scope and shooting him is extremely difficult.

        • Captain_Planet

          Dude, I was quickscoping with the USR (whatever the first sniper is) on Hardcore Team Deathmatch WITHOUT crosshairs for the Chrome Barrel attachment like MW3 without a problem.

          It isn’t extremely difficult. Or any harder than it was on MW3. To say that you can’t quickscope on Ghosts kind of offends me, for some reason. I wish I could post a YouTube clip here to show you some of my Game Winning Kill Cams, just to show you what I’m talking about.

          I don’t see my scope. I’ve memorized where the sweet-spot is in the middle of the screen, just like previous IW CODs and pop, pop, pop. No dragging or display of the guy/target in my scope at all.

          I can’t believe I’m defending quickscoping either. I’m sorry, guys. lmao

    • Sentrymann

      Be careful, apparently BF4 is borderline unplayable on the next-gen systems, it crashes every few minutes….or so I’ve been told.

      • PuddingAuxRais1ns

        It doesn’t anymore, atleast not for me.

        • Sentrymann

          Glad to hear it!

    • Shardlotte

      They NEVER said that there would be no more quickscoping. They stated that changes had been made that could make quickscoping more difficult to do. Jesus Christ.

      • Super_Deluxe

        Doesn’t seem like it. I’ve tried it and it’s as easy as it was in MW3 which is why kids are still doing it and it’s getting worse. Either way the problem is still there. IW can get rid of it if they want by removing quickdraw and aim assist from snipers. But since they cater to campers and quickscopers, I don’t see it happening any time soon unfortunately.

    • AverageJoe

      As bad as Ghosts is; which in my view has lost its addictiveness due to the instant deaths, its still a world better than BF4 although they are at least now comparable although this is due to infinity ward failing rather than BF4 getting better.

      • Super_Deluxe

        Agreed. At least the hit detection is spot on and the game play is smooth most of the time. And yeah bf4 finally incorporated close quarters matches for casual players. I couldn’t stand the big ass maps on on BF3 with just 12 players total. Spent most of the time searching for players to kill.

      • DanDustEmOff

        I think Ghosts is one of the best CoD games to date. Netcode is nearly perfect and the game is really fun to play my only grip is the spawns which hardly makes it the worst CoD.

    • Keshav Bhat

      It amazes me how many fans are stuck over the dedicated servers, when IW has said that facts over and over again. It’s clear: Listen and Dedicated servers exist. You can put in the one that works the best for you.

      This is the best CoD for connection that I’ve ever played before. HUGE improvement over MW3 for sure.

  • Shardlotte

    I’m glad that so many people can play Ghosts. I don’t care about all the complaints, playing Ground War on this game is simply fantastic. It makes Stormfront playable!

    • Toxic Hogwash

      Stormfront is… x_x I hate it, too many sideways lanes, like Free Fall…

      • Captain_Planet

        Yeah, that’s why I just find which side the other team is spawning on and rush’em inside the buildings until they flip. Going out into the middle of the map is too risk. But, SMGing on the insides seems to work and keep Stormfront fast-paced.

    • Super_Deluxe

      Ground War should’ve been 12v12, which would make it as hectic as it was on previous CODs with smaller maps. And regular playlists should’ve been 9v9. Given the maps are alot bigger than previous CODs and alot more powerful consoles, this should’ve been the new standard. But I’ll wait till next year to buy a next gen console which should have all games including COD be fully optimized for the next gen consoles. But yeah I still agree with you, it does make the game alot better. Less time spent on searching for other players.

  • Sentrymann

    This is why I laugh every time somebody tries to tell me Call of Duty is dying. Top selling game on both next-gen consoles, that’s no small accomplishment.

    • Hamza Idris

      True Dat!

    • [email protected]

      Agreed – I think it’s friggin awesome!

    • TheShadowReaper

      yep, well said.

    • smayo

      thats because there is no real alternative for COD at the moment, as soon as there is it will be over very quick i think.

      • Mitch

        Well, you have BF4 and the Xbox and PC people could go with TitanFall.

        • smayo

          BF4 is not a real alternative imo, it plays completly different, titanfall i dont know but it comes close i think by what i have seen, but for now there is no fast past 60fps no bs arcade shooter like COD around, if there is please let me know 😉

          • Mitch

            That’s true. But a lot of people are going from CoD to BF.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            The only way there will be an alternative is a copy of COD with a different name and a few new features.

    • BobbyPayne

      yeah its still good, but ive noticed over the last few years that the midnight launches have attracted less and less people.

      If they remastered COD4 and added the clan wars it would be a milliontimes better than Ghosts

      • So??

        “If they remastered COD4″ What’s there to remaster?? Enhanced graphics? It is only an original tittle of the modern warfare series!! Games are made to progress, open to new game mechanics and new additions to the core game. ” million times better than Ghost” come on dude, be real here. There is always something new in every COD game. Pay close attention to all the details of every COD game.

  • daChikid

    Idk why but i don’t like cod ghost i had high expectations buying it but i hated it and sold it for bf4 on ps4

    • smayo

      same here, didn’t sold it because i have still hope it will get patched to make it better, but i am bored with it already, i never have been bored with a COD so fast after release,

    • Mitch

      I just have 1 problem: the maps. I’m currently only playing the Ghosts moshpit.

      • DanDustEmOff

        I like the maps it’s the spawns that irritate me.

  • Ryumoau

    Another congrats to infinity ward. Also did anyone notice a 1.07 patch for ps4 version of ghosts today? I wonder what its about.

  • Shooter

    I like COD but it really dosen’t deserve to be the number 1 game on next-gen, it really dosen’t.

    • OneTooMany

      Na its the worst Cod since world at war, theres just nothing else to buy lol. Bring on TitanFall!!!!

      • [email protected]

        Really? Worst COD since WAW? – You’ve missed a whole lot of titles between them two! – where you been dude?

  • curi0us

    Not like any of the other games are worth playing.

    Ryse is a short, QTE.
    Forza is Pay2win practically.
    Killer Instinct (though fun) wasn’t made by RARE.

  • Cell

    I’m a huge CoD fan but Ghosts is far the worst CoD of history.

    • Shardlotte

      People say that about the latest CoD every year.

    • ben wills

      You didn’t play MW3, did you?

  • Dat_Noob

    Actually COD will die, either by Destiny or Titanfall