Call of Duty: Ghosts claims the number one spot in the United Kingdom all format chart. The game was released on November 5 and has already sold over 1 billion dollars worth of copies to the retailers world wide. Although the game hasn’t been well received by the critics and gamers, it continues to sell well. It is the third biggest launch title in the UK this year. First being Grand Theft Auto V and the second FIFA 2014.
According to the chart the game sold most on the Xbox 360, 64 percent of the total sales to be exact. Where as 34 percent were sold on the PlayStation 3 and 3 percent on the PlayStation 4. While the Wii U and physical PC sales combined, were a disappointing 1 percent. This means that the game sold more on the PlayStation 4 than the Wii U.
It is interesting to note, that the PlayStation 4 copy of the game will not be playable for another 3 weeks. It’s the second time that Call of Duty sales have been poor on the Nintendo Wii U. Activision said that the sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was abysmal on the the system, it sold a meager 0.2 millions copy. It’s obvious that Call of Duty: Ghosts will be an even bigger disappointment than its predecessor. It has to be mentioned that the Wii U sales did pick up recently in Japan, but overall the performance of the console has been poor. Nintendo needs to do something special to turn around the misfortune of the console. Many are reporting that the Wii U might have to be discontinued by next year.
Meanwhile, long time Call of Duty rival Battlefield 4 was 2nd on the list, closely followed by Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag at the third spot on the chart.
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