175 Million Call of Duty Games Sold to Date, Still Fewer Than GTA

On average, one copy of Activision's hit shooter series is sold every two seconds.

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With $11 billion in total lifetime revenue, the Call of Duty franchise is one of the biggest in all of gaming. But how many copies of the series have been sold to date? Activision clued us in today, announcing via a new infographic that, since the series debuted over a decade ago, it has sold 175 million Call of Duty games.

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That comes out to around one copy sold every two seconds, Activision said.

By comparison, Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto series has sold more than 185 million copies.

Other franchises to have sold more than 100 million units include household names such as LEGO, Mario, Pokemon, Need for Speed, Final Fantasy, and FIFA.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has sold 60 million Halo games while Konami has shifted 33 million Metal Gear Solid titles, according to each publisher's latest count.

Going back to the Call of Duty infographic, over 100 billion multiplayer matches have been played so far, while players have chucked more than 300 billion grenades. On top of that, players have earned 579 billion in-game awards, which is more than five times the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

The next Call of Duty game, in development at Black Ops creator Treyarch, will be released later this year. Activision announced the title during an earnings call earlier this year. Little is known about the game, but Activision historically blows the lid off new Call of Duty games in May, so gamers may not have to wait much longer to learn more about it.

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gtalfg

Find players for Grand Theft Auto Heists at << LINK REMOVED >>

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Killer6b9

So the title should say.... 175 million mistakes made..... And sadly counting...

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Hurvl

"On average, one copy of Activision's hit shooter series is sold every two seconds... one copy sold every two minutes, Activision said" Umm, yeah. I always say that people are stupid for talking about bought reviews or that some articles are just paid marketing, but this sounds like the opposite, lol.

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steelmouth

. . . and 3 of those were bought by steelmouth, 60mil Halos? people please can we buy more Halos?

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Tech-head

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It's not a multi plat, so it will never sell as well as the big multi plat games.

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Nightelf123

If Star Wars Battlefront 3 would released in 2009 it would have blew COD just like how Battlefront 2 blew COD 2 in the first month.

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spud_almighty

That is a lot of crap!

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xolivierx

yeah Call of Duty...it's turning into a joke. People running at 300kmh with jetpacks, running with 30lbs guns, reloading like ninjas, and running like crazy all over the place because that's how gun fights are won.

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Shilleto

<< LINK REMOVED >> it went down hill after mw1

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BabyBossDaboo

<< LINK REMOVED >> Lol.Amen to that!Just boring nowadays.Not one of my frnds plays this old Drivel* now.I kno many ppl didn't like it,BUT I had way more fun playing TitanFall!Hopefully T2 can make-up for T1's shortcomings.I'm done with Cod games-as many of my frnds are.

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McGregor

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I just restarted playing titanfall now that a few of my friends decided to snag it. I've got it on PC, but decided to use an XB1 controller, I'm actually really glad that I got back into it, it's been a blast!

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Remoticons

never bought a single game of this franchise... but good for them...

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grtdziner1013

Your a fn idiot

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manofsteel2013

Black ops luve 4 ever

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DirtyDishes23

<< LINK REMOVED >> Black ops 2 = 30+ days

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nesky

Who cares..

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dirkradke

<< LINK REMOVED >> At this point at 136 people who have commented and 53 additional people have read or are reading the comments right at this moment. So at least 189 people care. Considering it is the Internet and a site like Gamespot probably receives thousands of hit every minute I suspect a lot of people care.

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nesky

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> OR~ 189 were bored. OR~ 189 were just going through the motion. OR~ even though they were here, it still doesn't necessarily mean they care. Just... Like.............................................................................................................. (wait for it).................................................................................................................................................................................. ME ^_^

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dirkradke

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I love you man. You are my hero.

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theslovakian38

but you also have to realize the COD is milked out every single year with a "new" game. GTA comes out what every 4-5 years now? Sooo peace out...

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Baldy_Nohairs

<< LINK REMOVED >> So you'd rather the EXACT same game for 4-5 years... than a game every year with new maps, guns, even graphics etc.

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xolivierx

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> guns maps graphics = lol. COD remains the same with a different skin. If anything else, it's getting more and more arcadish. it's cheap candy for hyperactive kids.

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grtdziner1013

It's still the same fn thing....you stupid fn monkey

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Skrilla_XS

<< LINK REMOVED >> Truth

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Da_Ollie

HOLY CASH!!!

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Animalosity

Can we say clickbait? This article was meant for nothing more than to spawn up some fan boy rage and nothing else....

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GinsuVictim

<< LINK REMOVED >> Not clickbait for once.

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dirkradke

<< LINK REMOVED >> I actually found the statistics interesting and in no way rage worthy. So I think you're wrong. Can we still be friends?

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Ice-Cube

Wow, that's surprising that GTA beat them, considering COD is released every year. Where as GTA is every 4-5 years. Goes to show quality sells more than quantity.

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Baldy_Nohairs

<< LINK REMOVED >> GTA is about 6 years older than CoD as well

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DirtyDishes23

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> smarts

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DutchZombie

Two more years before IW makes another good COD. ..

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PortalJumper93

<< LINK REMOVED >> Because Ghosts was so good... Fish that swim out of the way when you go by. Double suns. need I go on?

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DirtyDishes23

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> ghosts was my third favorite behind BO2 and WAW

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DutchZombie

People actually die when you shoot them in multiplayer. Keep going...

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cboye18

I think Ghost was one the the least innovative, most boring COD game I've ever played. Black Ops, AW and MW2 sh!t al over it.

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DutchZombie

I disagree. AW was worse in every way

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Baldy_Nohairs

<< LINK REMOVED >> Heh, I don't know about you, but when I shoot people in online, they die.

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dirkradke

<< LINK REMOVED >> The thing is Call of Duty didn't always suck so there is a lot of people who moved on when Activision annualized it. It would be better if it came out every 2 or 3 years.

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dirkradke

<< LINK REMOVED >> I was referring to the sales numbers where a lot of people have moved on. That is a larger chunk than the annualized Call of Duty. It is great they make Activision so much money, but I left and have found no reason to come back since Modern Warfare 2.