Retailers have set a pretty lofty goal with the release of the latest Call of Duty game. Just how lofty? Well, they have been shipped $1 billion worth of Call of Duty: Ghosts to sell. As CNET reports, this doesn’t mean that they’ve actually made that much money from consumers, that number only reflects how much money retailers have invested into the game. What’s impressive for Activision is that they made this much money from retailers on day one. Call of Duty: Ghosts was released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Microsoft Windows on 11/5/13. It will be released on the PlayStation 4 on 11/15/13, as well as the Xbox One on 11/22/13. If sales numbers and popularity from the previous games are taken into account, it might not be too hard for retailers to hit their goal, especially with the Christmas season approaching.

Retailers Pour $1 Billion Into Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Why’s This Call Of Duty Any Different?

According to the game’s official website, this Call of Duty has a very unique plot:

“Ten years after a devastating mass event, the nation’s borders and the balance of global power have been redrawn forever. As what’s left of the nation’s Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as “Ghosts” leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power.”

As far as the gameplay goes, at least in single player mode, players will spend the majority of time as main character Logan Walker. When it comes to the multiplayer mode, though, there have been several new additions to the game. For starters, you can now create your own soldier from head to toe, there is a new kill system, a new perks system, and changes have also been made to the squad system. Possibly one of the most exciting changes is the fact that environments are now destructible and changeable depending on what happens in the match.

Will all of those changes ensure that retailers sell at least $1 billion worth in sales? Only time will tell.

If you’ve experienced Call of Duty: Ghosts, what do you think of it so far?

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SOURCE: http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57611079-235/retailers-enlist-$1b-worth-of-call-of-duty-ghosts/