Posts tagged with ‘Activision’
Call Of Duty Makes $500 Million In First Day Sales
Activision announced today that the total first day sales have proven that Black Ops II and the Call of Duty series remain the biggest selling name of the year, with over half a billion dollars in sales just within the first 24 hours.
"With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s CEO. "Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars," the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013."
The game is expected to continue selling high throughout the rest of the year due to the numerous holidays coming up, with more of the DLC Season Passes to also contribute to further sales numbers as well.
Domino To Appear In Deadpool Video Game
Like Deadpool comics? Anticipating the upcoming Deadpool game developed by High Moon Studios, who worked on Transformers: Fall of Cybertron? Do you remember Domino, who appeared occasionally in the comics, often chastising and opposing Deadpool? Well, he wanted you to know she’ll be appearing in his game, because he said it himself at New York Comic-Con.
Domino is best known as a mercenary and X-Force marksman with some probability-altering superpowers. Her role in the Deadpool game was not specified by Deadpool or Daniel Way, a writer for Deadpool comics and an author for the game as well. Deadpool’s game is still scheduled for a 2013 appearance.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Villain Trailer
A new Black Ops II trailer debuted today displaying your opponents in the game, along with an appearance from a former comrade being confronted by what appears to be the main antagonist, Raul Menendez. What could this all mean?
Neversoft Working On Call Of Duty Title
Neversoft, developer of the Tony Hawk series and later Guitar Hero games, updated their website seeking out people to join their team of “eager developers ready to push the First Person Action genre in support of Activision’s Call of Duty franchise” (see picture above).
There is no statement as to what exactly they’re working on. It could be a full-title fledged console title, a handheld entry into the series, or they may even just be developing tech Sledgehammer or Treyarch. But this is definitely a big step for the Neversoft team, and merits some attention. The developer’s last release was 2010’s Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 To Be Wii U Launch Title
Leaked images of the upcoming Nintendo Gamer magazine reveal that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will launch with the Wii U later this year.
Neither Activision or Nintendo spoke a word about this last week at E3 and no Gamepad functionality has been announced. But it makes sense that a full-scale Call of Duty would appear on the Wii U, seeing as both companies are big fans of making massive amounts of money. Putting one of the most successful franchises in entertainment history on the successor to gaming’s highest selling hardware only seems logical.
Nintendo still has yet to reveal a launch date or price for the Wii U. But Black Ops 2 is already scheduled to release on November 13th on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC later this year, so can we expect a launch window around this time? Let’s hope so.
(Story originally found on Eurogamer)
Needless to say, Activision is very pleased that Skylanders toys have sold so well, selling out at retailers and online across the entire country, sometimes within hours of launch. The company has gone on to say that well over 30 million of the toys have sold, and the game itself was the #1 kid’s game in Q1 2012.
Activision also stated that, including all accessory packs, toys, and games, that Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure was the 3rd best selling game in dollars across all platformers in Q1 2012. Skylanders Giants, scheduled to come out later this year, is hoped to achieve similar success.