Call of Duty 4 outsells Halo 3 in 2007

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I think the success of Call of Duty 4 has taken many people by suprise.

Granted the game is available on a lot more platforms than Halo 3 but it is still quite an amazing feat to outsell the juggernaut that is Halo 3.

I just received a press release in my inbox from Megarom who distribute COD4 locally. According to stats gathered from NPD and GFK, COD 4 has officially outsold Halo 3 in the 2007 calendar year.

Quite an achievement if you think that it was released quite a while after Halo 3 last year.

Full press release after the break.

CALL OF DUTY® 4: MODERN WARFARE™ RANKS #1 TITLE IN UNITS WORLDWIDE FOR CALENDAR 2007

 

Game Sells in Excess of Seven Million Units According to The NPD Group, Chart Track and The GFK Group

 

 

Fourways, South Africa, January 28, 2008- Megarom Interactive, one of South Africa’s leading video game importers and distributors, proudly announced that  Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI)  announced that Call of Duty 4®: Modern Warfareâ„¢ was the #1 title in units worldwide for calendar 2007, according to The NPD Group, Chart Track and The GFK Group.   Developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty 4®: Modern Warfareâ„¢, has sold in excess of seven million units worldwide since its launch in November.

 

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has garnered critical acclaim, securing more than 18 perfect score reviews and over 40 combined Editors’ Choice and Game of the Year awards in the U.S. alone.  The game has been nominated for 10 prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences awards, including Game of the Year.  Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare also currently is the #1 Xbox 360â„¢ title on Xbox Live, based on unique users, according to www.majornelson.com.

 

 

“We’re very excited about this achievement especially given so many competitive titles this year,” said Will Kassoy, senior vice president, global brand management, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Consumer and critics agree that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of the best games ever created and further establishes Call of Duty as one of the premier brands in the industry.  This ground-breaking game and franchise continue to establish new standards by which all other action games will be judged.”

 

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.  Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.

 

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea.  More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

Last Updated: January 28, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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