• November NPD 2017: Call of Duty: WWII leads $2.7 billion month as sales are up 30% year-over-year

    7 monthes ago - By VentureBeat

    The video game industry was booming last month as holiday spending kicked in. Spending was up across the board, totaling $2.68 billion and up 30 percent over November 2016, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Publisher Activision's and developer Sledgehammer Games's Call of Duty: WWII was the biggest winner last month, becoming the best-selling game of 2017 and for the past 12 months.
    “Call of Duty: WWII generated more launch month consumer spending than any Call of Duty debut since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II in November 2012,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella...
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  • Call of Duty: WWII is a sales juggernaut unlike the series has seen since Black Ops II

    Call of Duty: WWII is a sales juggernaut unlike the series has seen since Black Ops II

    7 monthes ago - By VentureBeat

    Call of Duty is back, and all it took to get back on top was a little world war. Activision's perennially popular military shooter franchise debuted a new entry last month with Call of Duty: WWII , and it is already the best-selling game of 2017 as of November 30, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. But this doesn't tell the whole story. This Call of Duty is selling so well, that it has also outsold any other game from the last 12 months. This means that WWII eclipsed Destiny 2, and the cumulative sales of any other release since December 2016, in less than a...
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