After 2016's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare underperformed in the marketplace, Activision turned things around with Call of Duty: WWII this year. The game's initial launch sales far outpaced Infinite Warfare, and now Activision has announced that Call of Duty: WWII's global sales have amounted to more than $1 billion already.
In a year-end press release celebrating its achievements this year, Activision said Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 are the No. 1 and No. 2 games of 2017 in North America based on revenue. Activision added that Call of Duty has now been the top-selling gaming series based on revenue for eight of the past nine years worldwide, and nine straight years in North America. Additionally, Call of Duty: WWII is the the "biggest console digital launch" in Activision Publishing's history.
As for Destiny 2, it's also Activision Publishing's biggest PC release ever based on units sold. Additionally, Activision confirmed that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is the top-selling remaster collection in PS4 history.
"Call of Duty: WWII is the #1 top grossing console game of the year in North America, and Destiny 2 is #2," Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said. "That means Call of Duty has been the #1 top grossing console gaming franchise in North America for a staggering nine years in a row, and worldwide eight out of the last nine years. Thank you to our players for your incredible passion and engagement. And thank you to our talented, committed teams all across the globe that make incredible results like this happen."
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