The NPD Group has introduced that Call of Duty was the best-selling console sport franchise in 2018 within the US, marking the tenth yr in a row that the sequence has earned the title. In celebration, Activision printed a blog post that highlighted the perfect Call of Duty moments from the previous decade, in addition to thank followers for taking part in.
“We’ve been honored over these past 10 years to see the community come together, showcasing some truly incredible moments,” Activision wrote. “Whether it’s jaw-dropping skills, frenetic clips or just some funny experiences, we’re honored to serve the most passionate community around.” The weblog submit ended with guarantees that there could be extra Call of Duty to anticipate in 2019, however no actual particulars had been shared.
Activision’s 10-year streak began in 2009 with Modern Warfare 2, earlier than transferring on to Black Ops in 2010 and Modern Warfare 2 in 2011. Each following sport’s setting would happen within the near- to far future after that, earlier than culminating in battles that happen in house in 2016’s Infinite Warfare. 2017’s WWII introduced the sequence again to its World War roots, earlier than Black Ops 4 as soon as once more moved the franchise again to the near-future. Black Ops four is the primary Call of Duty sport to ditch a conventional single-player marketing campaign. Instead, the sport included Blackout, a battle royale mode, that has confirmed to be very talked-about.
Again, these video games weren’t essentially the highest promoting video games within the US through the yr of their release–although a few of them might have been. Call of Duty, typically, has simply been the perfect promoting franchise on consoles within the US for the previous 10 years.
If the established rotation for which developer is assigned for every Call of Duty continues in 2019, then Infinity Ward is up subsequent. Although it has not been confirmed as a Call of Duty teaser, a tweet by Infinity Ward senior communication supervisor Ashton Williams hints that the next game might be Modern Warfare 4. No concrete particulars have been introduced for 2019’s Call of Duty but, although.
Also in line with the NPD report, Red Dead Redemption 2 was the best-selling sport of 2018 within the US, adopted by Call of Duty: Black Ops IV, NBA 2K19, Madden NFL 19, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Far Cry 5, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. This information doesn’t embody digital PC gross sales, although, nonetheless.