Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Is the Top Selling Game of 2016

by Robert Workman


Despite reports to the contrary that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare lost a good chunk of audience compared to last year’s Black Ops III, Activision is touting that the game is faring a lot better than most people are giving it credit for.

The publisher reported today that Infinite Warfare is the top selling console video game on the U.S., based on year-to-date revenues from physical game sales.

The game managed to be the top selling console title for November, based on physical sales, and also scored the number one spot for console video game franchise in North America for the eighth consecutive year, according to the company.

"Call of Duty is retail’s #1 grossing console franchise in the U.S. for the 8th consecutive year and the boldly innovative Infinite Warfare is the #1 grossing console game of the year at retail in the U.S.," said Eric Hirshberg, Activision's CEO. "In addition to our annual blockbuster release, Call of Duty is about engaging fans year around. Black Ops 3 has had amazing engagement all year and now with the classic, boots on the ground gameplay of Modern Warfare Remastered, and the thrilling new experiences of Infinite Warfare, we have a great experience for every Call of Duty fan this holiday."

And Activision is confident that sales will continue to go strong into 2017, with the planned downloadable content that will be tied in with the Season Pass currently being sold alongside the game. The publisher had no comment on the DLC just yet, but it will come with 10 Rare Supply Drops and 1,000 bonus Salvage for use towards Prototype weaponry in multiplayer. So, there’s that.

It looks like even with the critiquing of Infinite Warfare by some of the fans, that isn’t stopping its momentum when it comes to gangbuster sales.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.