Activision today held their 2013 Q1 Financial Results and have highlighted many of the success that the Call of Duty franchise has been having lately.

Chief Financial Officer Dennis Durkin made a few comments on Call of Duty: Ghosts:

Looking to the back half the year, we plan to continue building Call of Duty momentum with the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts on November 5 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Ghosts will also be available on next gen platforms and will be supported by one of the largest sales and marketing plans in the brand’s history.

Here’s the summary:

  • Call of Duty: the #2 franchise in N. America and Europe combined
  • Call of Duty Black Ops II outsold Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 in Retail and Digital
  • Call of Duty Digital Revenue increased year-over-year
  • Activision’s CEO reiterated the Call of Duty: Ghosts announcement. “Planning to share more at Xbox Reveal on 5/21/13.”
  • CEO said Ghosts will be supported by the biggest “sales and marketing plan” in the franchise’s history
  • Black Ops II DLC has been very successful thus far; 60% of purchases for Uprising has come from the in-game store.
  • Black Ops 2 has the highest all time active players of any Call of Duty game to date.

The CFO also added a comment on the Black Ops 2 Micro Items DLC:

“In addition to selling map packs, this quarter we introduced an all-new digital model selling micro DLC that lets players personalize, customize and expand their Call of Duty experience. Although still a small contributor to the franchise overall, we’re pleased with our results and most importantly, we’ve struck the right balance between providing items which have real value to our fans, but in no way compromise the core game play experience.”

SOURCE: Activision and @VG247, MP1st


  • Tomster

    Call of Duty: the #2 franchise in N. America and Europe combined

    What is the n. #1?

    • Rade

      Skylanders, go figure

      • LegitCryptic

        No way lol i cant believe this either way activision owns it

        • moriarty_1975

          Skylanders sales includes accessory packs & figures.

          But I’m still surprised its #1, didn’t realise it was so popular.

          • Jonas

            Skylanders!? Wow, what the hell. Would never guess that.

          • LegitCryptic

            does this mean either way activision owns the top 2 franchises never would have thought

      • James K


        I thought it was Mario or some Nintendo game.

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  • Batman

    BLOPS 2 FTW!!!

  • All this talk about sales and how Ghosts will have this massive “sales and marketing plan” but nothing about making the game enjoyable to veteran players again.

  • Korflock

    Now if they can only get their developers to release a game that doesn’t have broken lag comp.

    • disqus_sqEwmHIRDW

      It’s called mw2. You’re welcome.

      • Cameron Graham

        if they released a no bullshit playlist.. like Black Ops 1 did in the summer.. I’d be on it right now.. (I.E. A playlist without commando or noob tubes or any of that bullshit)

      • Korflock

        Too bad it’s hacked to shit.

        • DidUknowiPwn

          Use FourDeltaOne. There’s an anti-cheat, dedicated servers, mods, new maps, and new weapon(s).

          • MeisseN

            Been playing around before it’s FourDeltaOne, but alterIWnet. They were making the game better, yet they broke the law.

          • daoudos

            alteriwnet is closed

          • MeisseN

            Nope, after the lawsuit aIW divided to two groups, one 4D1, doing legit modding for MW2, BO (also supporting pirated version as well) and the other group, still doing the cracked MP, risking to be sued. They are simply no longer naming themselves alterIWnet, but they are running on that.

    • le monkey face

      >playing CoD multiplayer
      It’s like you want to be disappointed.

      • ccrows

        >Only certain website should use “>” in message boards.
        >Please stop…

        • xx420xx

          le meme arrows

      • xx420xx

        1/10 bcus u made me reply

  • Camo

    CEO said Ghosts will be supported by the biggest “sales and marketing plan” in the franchise’s history

    rarara waarom? nieuwe engine natuurlijk. cod gaat een nieuw leven in

    • incubusman421

      English motherfucker do you speak it?

  • thebulky1cometh

    Read between the lines, people. It’s call of duty… does it really need the help of all that promotion? Greed has replaced quality, money is then only language they speak, so communicate with your wallet by NOT preordering Ghosts.

  • Supermario

    Love the cod serie.But hate the that DLC is more important than the game it self.BO2 is broke sinds the release and 6 month’s or more and the game is stil broken

    • Batman

      There´s three COD dev teams. One of them do DLC(The best dudes are there). The other fix the game+updates. And the last one do some work with their next game

  • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

    I like the big marketing sales campaign. COD don’t advertise much which weird considering it’s a very popular/high selling game. IW are gonna need all the promotion they can get and with some more advertising Ghosts can grow even larger than BO2.

  • Ion5150

    “Black Ops 2 has the highest all time active players of any Call of Duty game to date”

    That is a load of crap! On any given night now, below 300K. Up until around MW2, was 750k during week day and over a mill on weekends.

    highest all time active players … my a$$!!!

  • Ace

    If only micro items let us personalize our weapons. What’s the point of calling them personalization packs if every one has them