Call of Duty: Ghost Tops Next Gen Gaming Sales Charts

According to a report regarding the financial earnings for Activision Blizzard in the second quarter of this year, Call of Duty Ghosts has been the best selling next generation game in both North America and Europe. Call of Duty’s enduring popularity, combined with good performance from other titles such as Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, which was the best selling PC title in the same period of time, and World of Warcraft, which remains the #1 subscription based MMO in the world, has lent Activison Blizzard a strong financial performance that analysts say will continue into the near future.

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The company also has a number high profile projects lined up for the near future with highlights such as publishing the high profile FPS Destiny for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, which has set industry records for most pre-orders of a game featuring a new intellectual property, and the release of  the home console version of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls lighting the way towards a bright future for the game company.

Founded in 1979, Activision is the publisher of such popular franchises as Call of Duty, Skylanders, and a variety of licensed games based on properties such as Transformers and Angry Birds. In 2008 the company merged with Viviendi, the parent company of Blizzard, to become Activison Blizzard.

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Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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