Activision announced today the company delivered the top-selling console video game of 2014 with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and the top-selling kids video game in the world with Skylanders Trap Team. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare topped the U.S. charts for 2014 and claimed the title of the #1 top-selling console game of 2014 globally. “Call of Duty” is also the #1 franchise in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row in the U.S., based on revenue. Skylanders Trap Team is the #1 top-selling kids video game globally, and “Skylanders” is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year in the U.S, and globally, for the third year in a row, based on retail sell-through including toys and accessories.
“We’d like to thank our fans for making Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the #1 top-selling video game in the world, Skylanders Trap Team the top-selling kids game in the world and Destiny the #1 new video game IP of 2014,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “As much fun as we had making these games, we’ve had even more fun playing alongside you. Stay tuned. We have more exciting games in store for fans this year.”
Destiny, the new game from Activision and Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014, based on revenue. Destiny is also the top-selling new video game IP of the year and had the biggest launch of a new video game franchise in history. And “Skylanders” continued to lead the ‘Toys to Life’ category for the third consecutive year.
“Skylanders continues its leadership position as the #1 kids video game franchise globally as well as in the U.S. by wide margins. As a global franchise in 2014, Skylanders is 30% bigger than its nearest competitor. And Skylanders Trap Team outsold its nearest competitor globally by 17%,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “As the creators of the ‘Toys to Life’ category, we are thrilled to continue to lead it for the third consecutive year.”