CoD: Ghosts earns Activision $1 billion in less than a day

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#1 Edited by finalstar2007 (25995 posts) -

Activision: "Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation,"

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/06/activision-call-of-duty-ghosts-has-shipped-1-billion-worth-in/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook

#2 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

still need to learn how to hire more people.

#3 Edited by uninspiredcup (12864 posts) -

Best con job in the world.

#4 Posted by Heil68 (47233 posts) -

IW put out a sub par product, it's sad it's selling that well.

#5 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3378 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Best con job in the world.

#6 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (26404 posts) -

This is sad.

#7 Edited by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

Wish i worked at infinity ward, i'm shit at making games, and i want heaps of money

Would fit right in :/

#8 Posted by silversix_ (16219 posts) -

what a shame i wish CoD was deleted from gaming

#10 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3808 posts) -

Glad to see people like good games.

#11 Edited by Netret0120 (2871 posts) -

Dang!!!

Just completely obliterated GTA5's record in a day?!!!!!

#12 Edited by NathanDrakeSwag (5772 posts) -

@Netret0120 said:

Dang!!!

Just completely obliterated GTA5's record in a day?!!!!!

These are shipped numbers. They don't know the actual sell-through yet. GTA's numbers were from actual sales to consumers.

#13 Posted by MrYaotubo (2798 posts) -

Shipped numbers lol,let´s see when the actual proper sales numbers hit.

#14 Posted by aroxx_ab (10792 posts) -

I swear to myself Ghost was the last CoD game i get ever, i am done withthe series.

#15 Posted by finalstar2007 (25995 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

@Netret0120 said:

Dang!!!

Just completely obliterated GTA5's record in a day?!!!!!

These are shipped numbers. They don't know the actual sell-through yet. GTA's numbers were from actual sales to consumers.

While they are shipped numbers they DO mean something and it means Activision got that $1 Billion in their bank account as we speak as companies and corporations do not ship their products for free.

of course you'll be discussing games sitting in the shelf's not being bought by customers and in the end returning to the original publisher but the game has just released and them being returned wont happen till much later next year so as of right now Activision earned $1 Billion from Call of Duty: Ghosts.

The same story applies to GTA5 i dont think they've ever said they actually sold a number of copies to customers but they also mentioned shipped ( 28 million copies ) so rockstar earned all that money from the 28 million copies shipped, to the company they earned the money already.

not trying to defend Activision ( havent even got CoD and probably wont get it till later next year ) or RockStar but saying shipped means nothing is not correct.

#16 Edited by finalstar2007 (25995 posts) -

@MrYaotubo said:

Shipped numbers lol,let´s see when the actual proper sales numbers hit.

You do know "shipped" means the company got the money right? companies do not ship the products for free, they already got that $1 billion from all retailers they sold them to but of course it dosent mean all those copies shipped been actually sold to customers but from the company respective they've earned that money and the game is a huge success.

Same applies to Rockstar saying they shipped 28 million copies across PS3 and xbox means they earned the money from all those copies shipped and the game been a huge success.

#17 Posted by MrYaotubo (2798 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@MrYaotubo said:

Shipped numbers lol,let´s see when the actual proper sales numbers hit.

You do know "shipped" means the company got the money right? companies do not ship the products for free, they already got that $1 billion from all retailers they sold them to but of course it dosent mean all those copies shipped been actually sold to customers but from the company respective they've earned that money and the game is a huge success.

Same applies to Rockstar saying they shipped 28 million copies across PS3 and xbox means they earned the money from all those copies shipped and the game been a huge success.

Read the second and the final paragraph of this article.

#18 Edited by princeofshapeir (15203 posts) -

Key point is these figures are based on units shipped/sold to retailers, not units sold to consumers. GTA V's record still holds and I imagine it still will hold as many are calling this CoD the worst yet, with the series' sales figures going down ever since Black Ops 2.

Also it's no real surprise that they broke $1 billion in units shipped; this is CoD, it's going to be on every platform conceivable. If Activision could find a way to get CoD on your microwave they'd do it.

#19 Posted by XxR3m1xInHDn3D (2365 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

I swear to myself Ghost was the last CoD game i get ever, i am done withthe series.

You will still buy it next year you aren't kidding anyone

#20 Posted by Anvinash1177 (9 posts) -

@MrYaotubo: Yep http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2013/09/18/gta-5-sells-800-million-in-one-day/ "$800 million in sell-through" http://ir.take2games.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=86428&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1856046&highlight= . 1 billion is sold to retailers for COD ghosts, we don't yet know if it sold more which I doubt it.

#21 Posted by aroxx_ab (10792 posts) -

@XxR3m1xInHDn3D said:

@aroxx_ab said:

I swear to myself Ghost was the last CoD game i get ever, i am done withthe series.

You will still buy it next year you aren't kidding anyone

No just no, it will not happen again i promise, myself. Damn i could had got "Metro Last Light" for the money i gave for Ghost:(

#22 Posted by mysticstryk (1700 posts) -

The actual sales numbers will be much lower. Sales projections for ghosts is much lower than expected, will have a rough time just as ac4 and bf4 has been having.

#23 Posted by kuu2 (7967 posts) -

When you make cash like that I guess you don't have to put out a good product. Simpletons will buy it without any hesitation.

#24 Edited by kemar7856 (11512 posts) -

@aroxx_ab: yeah after the 200th and latest release you say no more lol they got your money already

#25 Edited by TheTruthIsREAL (806 posts) -

It is really a sad day for gamers

#26 Posted by gameofthering (10467 posts) -

I don't know anybody that has bought the game. Usually everybody gets COD at launch.

#27 Posted by BigBoss255 (3539 posts) -

Me neither. Usually a COD launch is some public event but Ghosts really just felt like it came out of nowhere. I expect it to sell a lot less to consumers than what Black Ops II did.

#28 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4412 posts) -

COD is fun but gets really old after a while. And after MW3, I have decided to go with only the Treyarch ones.

#29 Posted by freedomfreak (43567 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

Glad to see people like good games.

#30 Edited by Animal-Mother (27137 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

Activision: "Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation,"

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/06/activision-call-of-duty-ghosts-has-shipped-1-billion-worth-in/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook

Actually this article is wrong.

It's shipped a billions dollars worth. It didn't make a billion dollars worth.

Also lol acitivision doing damage control

"The billion dollar mark was likely chosen to contrast the game's accomplishment with that of Grand Theft Auto 5, which sold $1 billion to consumers in three days, where as Call of Duty shipped a billion dollars worth of game to retail stores. Call of Duty: Ghosts was the "most pre-ordered" game at GameStop this yea"

#31 Posted by Animal-Mother (27137 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

@Netret0120 said:

Dang!!!

Just completely obliterated GTA5's record in a day?!!!!!

These are shipped numbers. They don't know the actual sell-through yet. GTA's numbers were from actual sales to consumers.

While they are shipped numbers they DO mean something and it means Activision got that $1 Billion in their bank account as we speak as companies and corporations do not ship their products for free.

of course you'll be discussing games sitting in the shelf's not being bought by customers and in the end returning to the original publisher but the game has just released and them being returned wont happen till much later next year so as of right now Activision earned $1 Billion from Call of Duty: Ghosts.

The same story applies to GTA5 i dont think they've ever said they actually sold a number of copies to customers but they also mentioned shipped ( 28 million copies ) so rockstar earned all that money from the 28 million copies shipped, to the company they earned the money already.

not trying to defend Activision ( havent even got CoD and probably wont get it till later next year ) or RockStar but saying shipped means nothing is not correct.

Finalfail not reading his resources. This thread is a fail. Just like any other final star thread

Here let me paint the picture for you.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/20/grand-theft-auto-5-sales-surpass-1-billion/ SOLD. NOT SHIPPED

#32 Edited by charizard1605 (61704 posts) -

How much did it actually ship? I don't see any number of shipped copies.

Also, that sucks, because Call of Duty Ghosts is the worst entry in the series yet. That's saying something, I thought it was hard to go further down from Modern Warfare 3.

*sigh*

I just want it to be as bombastic and fun as Black Ops again, is that asking for too much?

#34 Edited by Animal-Mother (27137 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

How much did it actually ship? I don't see any number of shipped copies.

Also, that sucks, because Call of Duty Ghosts is the worst entry in the series yet. That's saying something, I thought it was hard to go further down from Modern Warfare 3.

*sigh*

I just want it to be as bombastic and fun as Black Ops again, is that asking for too much?

They don't give the numbers shipped. Just enough to make a billion dollars. Which A) Finalstar thinks Activision has already made and B) Thinks has already sold....

But of course he gets the hell out of dodge before being proven absolutely wrong and making himself look silly.

#35 Edited by Couth_ (10332 posts) -
@Animal-Mother said:

Finalfail not reading his resources. This thread is a fail. Just like any other final star thread

Here let me paint the picture for you.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/20/grand-theft-auto-5-sales-surpass-1-billion/ SOLD. NOT SHIPPED

I wanna call shens on that.. All sales numbers are shipped.. You can't get hard sales numbers, not that fast anyway.. You would have to get the numbers from every single retailer.. shens..Also once it's shipped the money is in ATVI's pocket...

#36 Edited by GodspellWH (753 posts) -

@Animal-Mother: There no possible way for them to get all the sale numbers from every retail. Note that it was nearly estimations on how much they believed was earned in three days.

#37 Edited by heretrix (37525 posts) -

Lol. GTA V spanked dat ass.

#38 Posted by Senor_Kami (8439 posts) -

I like how people argue "shipped not equal sold" for Call of Duty, as if all those units are going to sit on store shelves and end up being sent back to Activision and the series has a track record of not being able to sell through initial shipments.

#39 Posted by dotWithShoes (4901 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:

Activision: "Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation,"

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/06/activision-call-of-duty-ghosts-has-shipped-1-billion-worth-in/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook

Actually this article is wrong.

It's shipped a billions dollars worth. It didn't make a billion dollars worth.

Also lol acitivision doing damage control

"The billion dollar mark was likely chosen to contrast the game's accomplishment with that of Grand Theft Auto 5, which sold $1 billion to consumers in three days, where as Call of Duty shipped a billion dollars worth of game to retail stores. Call of Duty: Ghosts was the "most pre-ordered" game at GameStop this yea"

I know it's been said many times in this thread, you know that it shipped a billion $ worth, means Activision received the money for that much? I regularly make things it give it to stores to sell free of charge.

#40 Posted by dotWithShoes (4901 posts) -

@Senor_Kami said:

I like how people argue "shipped not equal sold" for Call of Duty, as if all those units are going to sit on store shelves and end up being sent back to Activision and the series has a track record of not being able to sell through initial shipments.

How often do you think retailers send games back to the publisher?

#41 Edited by Animal-Mother (27137 posts) -

@Couth_ said:
@Animal-Mother said:

Finalfail not reading his resources. This thread is a fail. Just like any other final star thread

Here let me paint the picture for you.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/20/grand-theft-auto-5-sales-surpass-1-billion/ SOLD. NOT SHIPPED

I wanna call shens on that.. All sales numbers are shipped.. You can't get hard sales numbers, not that fast anyway.. You would have to get the numbers from every single retailer.. shens..Also once it's shipped the money is in ATVI's pocket...

No they're not

Retail game that sells at $60

was bought from the publisher at about $48

The publisher makes about $18 - $25 depending on how well the game sells

A digital game can make a publisher about $42 on a $60 gam

I can't mail out a product to a retailer that doesn't sell and than call it a sale.

Though I do agree there is a sale and I see what you are saying. It just doesn't work that way.

Activision hasn't made a billion dollars. It says they shipped a billion dollars worth of copies out. I'm also going on to the defense by saying. The shipped/sold. But it didn't earn a billion dollars selling to consumers and that is a fact.

#42 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (6629 posts) -

People are zombies for this game even when IW puts out a buggy product

#43 Posted by Senor_Kami (8439 posts) -

@dotWithShoes said:

@Senor_Kami said:

I like how people argue "shipped not equal sold" for Call of Duty, as if all those units are going to sit on store shelves and end up being sent back to Activision and the series has a track record of not being able to sell through initial shipments.

How often do you think retailers send games back to the publisher?

Of Call of Duty games shipped to the store for day one sales? Probably close to zero and the few that are are disc errors, not because they sat on shelves and went unsold.

We're talking Call of Duty here people. People act like the series is a sales flop and no titles ever sell through their initial shipment. Has there ever been anything to suggest this?

#44 Posted by Animal-Mother (27137 posts) -

@Senor_Kami said:

@dotWithShoes said:

@Senor_Kami said:

I like how people argue "shipped not equal sold" for Call of Duty, as if all those units are going to sit on store shelves and end up being sent back to Activision and the series has a track record of not being able to sell through initial shipments.

How often do you think retailers send games back to the publisher?

Of Call of Duty games shipped to the store for day one sales? Probably close to zero and the few that are are disc errors, not because they sat on shelves and went unsold.

We're talking Call of Duty here people. People act like the series is a sales flop and no titles ever sell through their initial shipment. Has there ever been anything to suggest this?

No because you're right. Call of duty sells.

@dotWithShoes said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:

Activision: "Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation,"

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/06/activision-call-of-duty-ghosts-has-shipped-1-billion-worth-in/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook

Actually this article is wrong.

It's shipped a billions dollars worth. It didn't make a billion dollars worth.

Also lol acitivision doing damage control

"The billion dollar mark was likely chosen to contrast the game's accomplishment with that of Grand Theft Auto 5, which sold $1 billion to consumers in three days, where as Call of Duty shipped a billion dollars worth of game to retail stores. Call of Duty: Ghosts was the "most pre-ordered" game at GameStop this yea"

I know it's been said many times in this thread, you know that it shipped a billion $ worth, means Activision received the money for that much? I regularly make things it give it to stores to sell free of charge.

We're arguing terminology here. I understand what everyone is getting at and i'm not that stupid to think a publisher would give away the shipments away for free.

Shipping=Mailing and delivering the product to retailers for a specified profit. In this case most $60 dollar games are sold to a retailer for around 48 dollars.

Sold= Amount of product moved by retailers into the consumers hands which denotes true sales numbers. Like everyone is saying nobody can know if it made a billion dollars a little over 24 hours later.

#45 Edited by bbkkristian (14967 posts) -

Enough said.

#46 Posted by Vatusus (5209 posts) -

Thats cool and dandy but... did it surpass GTA V sales like they predicted?

#47 Posted by Cyberdot (3925 posts) -

Shameful.

#48 Edited by aroxx_ab (10792 posts) -

@kemar7856 said:

@aroxx_ab: yeah after the 200th and latest release you say no more lol they got your money already

But they tricked me with flashy trailers+ Bf4 is unplayable in the current state so i thought CoD was going to be better and i didnt wait for reviews either :(

#49 Edited by MajesticShea (730 posts) -

GTA 5 will provide less fun than COD multiplayer tbh.

#50 Posted by nutcrackr (12847 posts) -

If it doesn't sell well in-store, then it could be more damaging than if they just shipped half as many.