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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.



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


  1. bokka1

    January 28, 2008 at 14:38

    This does not surprise me as it is a much better game than Halo3.


  2. doobiwan

    January 28, 2008 at 14:48

    Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy CoD4 For this exact reason, but I’m only a 1 year+ console noob, and CoD4 does nothing “amazing” that wasn’t done in PC games before. In fact there are only 2 things that weren’t already done in battlefield and that was perks and the death cam.

    While I’m not surprised at it’s success, I’m surprised at the scale of it. I think it’s pretty much saying that hardcore console gamers are growing up and don’t want their games dumbed down, just because there’s fewer buttons.


  3. PillsburyDeeBoy

    January 28, 2008 at 15:43

    COD4 is an amazing game by amazing games’ standards. Honestly. No game other than Bioshock and Mario could rub shoulders with Call of Duty in 2007.


  4. SlippyMadFrog

    January 28, 2008 at 15:45

    Justice! Infinity Ward could have sticked with the same sucessfull formula as in COD2 and not take any chances but they chose to do something different and it payed off. Halo 3 on the other hand hasn’t add much significant to Halo 2. It’s as if Bungie was afraid to change the formula. Good for Infinity Ward


  5. Saulk

    January 28, 2008 at 15:52

    I’m really glad to hear this. COD4 was by far the more superior game in multi and singleplayer. Infinity Ward should have made the game longer but the same can be said for Halo 3, a game that I felt was little to no different to the first and second outings of the franchise.


  6. Burns ZA

    January 29, 2008 at 09:54

    PillsburyDeeBoy Says:
    January 28th, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    COD4 is an amazing game by amazing games’ standards. Honestly. No game other than Bioshock and Mario could rub shoulders with Call of Duty in 2007.



  7. bokka1

    January 29, 2008 at 12:30

    Burns you had me looking WTF QFT means. I just got used to internet slang and then you spring that one on me.


  8. baba

    January 29, 2008 at 12:55

    COD4 is not better than Halo3. It all depends on your personal taste. And I happen to like Halo3 more. The MP is the most fun I’ve had since Warcraft2 on the PC!


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