It may be the most lucrative video game franchise of the new generation, and Call of Duty shows no signs of slowing down.
Last month, Activision Blizzard revealed that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , launched in 2007, had sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Now, according to GameSpot , the publisher has reported that last year's effort, Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War , has already topped the 11 million mark…and it only took 7 months. The estimates for Modern Warfare 2 – set to launch in November – are also through the roof and at this point, it's hard to imagine the CoD franchise ever failing in the market. After this year's installment (which isn't technically a "Call of Duty"), we may be looking at either a Cold War or Vietnam setting for the seventh iteration of the franchise, which will likely release towards the end of 2010. Is anyone noticing a trend here? Madden releases every August without fail it seems, and now, it's almost inevitable that CoD will get an annual entry. It doesn't appear as if any fans will be complaining, though.
And despite the stiff competition this holiday season, we seriously doubt that Modern Warfare 2 will fall shy of expectations. That thing is gonna be immune to the competition.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: World at War