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Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Are The Top-Selling Video Games of 2017

December 20, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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It’s a good year to be Activision. Coming Soon reports that the video game studio has the #1 and #2 top-selling games of 2017 in Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2.

Call of Duty has already passed $1 billion in worldwide sales since its debut last month. It’s the top-selling console video game in North America for 2017, making Call of Duty the #1 top-selling franchise in North America for nine years in a row. It was developed by Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. WWII is the top selling Call of Duty game on current consoles and has the largest console digital launch in Activision history.

Destiny 2, which was developed by Bungie, came in at #2 on console sales, but it did have the largest PC launch in Activision history (based on units). It’s already outsold Destiny, which was called the “biggest new video game IP launch in history” at the time. It is the first Activision game to launch on Battle.net. So far it’s earned over 90 awards and nominations. The studio also released “Destiny 2 Ghost Skill” for Amazon Alexa, which allows players to ask Alexa and Ghost to perform in-game tasks.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said: “Call of Duty: WWII is the #1 top grossing console game of the year in North America, and Destiny 2 is #2. 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.

Other Activision titles did well, like Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, whihc is the top-selling remastered collection in PS4 history. That set arrived in June and was developed by Vicarious Visions. It’s still among the top ten selling PS4 games in the US.

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