Will Call of Duty reclaim the throne from GTA 5?
With Grand Theft Auto 5 creating record sales numbers, Rockstar has been laughing all the way to the bank. Why not? After a record $800 million in sales within 24 hours, it would appear Rockstar not only crushed its rivals in pure sales numbers, but could easily tattoo “king” on its forehead without objection from the world.
Only One Can Stand As King
Call of Duty returns November 5th to face its defeat with not only a newer, better game to potentially sequel on for the next few years, but a title that plans on spanning more than one generation of console. On November 5th, Call of Duty: Ghosts launches on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. Shortly after on November 15th, Playstation 4 will include it amongst their launch titles while Xbox One releases it on November 22nd to head-up their online campaign.
GTA 5 debuted on only generation, the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. If Rockstar could secure these numbers on only half of the current generation of consoles, consider the numbers a brand new Call of Duty title could drum up on six systems?
With opportunities like this and COD fans already lining up, cash and card ready to slam down at their nearest retailer, Activision could not only retake the throne as king, they may just set the bar so high on record sales, not even Rockstar could reach it.
With video games now a part of modern culture, more and more gamers are setting aside hard-earned cash for their favorite game releases. Even with an economy that rises and falls as often as the beach tide, people are reserving upcoming titles the day they are announced.
With Grand Theft Auto 5 coming out five years after part 4, this gives Activision the time to not only skyrocket their COD: Ghosts numbers into the heavens, but release a “Ghosts” sequel. Only time will tell.