Last month, when Grand Theft Auto V, the newest game from Rockstar Studios, was released, it proceeded to destroy Call of Duty’s record for biggest video game launch ever, taking the record for itself. And now it seems Activision wants its record back.

In an interview with
MCV, the company continued to deny that Call of Duty is a franchise in decline. The publisher revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, released last year, has surpassed 3 million sales in the UK alone, and they have big expectations for their next release, Call of Duty: Ghosts.

“Congratulations to the team at Rockstar for their success,” said UK senior brand manager Kevin Flynn. “We look forward to getting the record back before the next GTA title.”

He continued to add:
“We know that our unaided awareness for Ghosts is leading the way against other unreleased triple-A titles. Our digital content has proven extremely popular and Black Ops II has sold more than 3m units in the UK.”

Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch on November 5th of this year. Activision is concerned because there are less pre-orders for the game than is normally the case for Call of Duty, but the company thinks people are more reluctant to pre-order the game because of the transition to the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

Are you going to get this game? Do you want
Call of Duty to take Grand Theft Auto’s throne? Let us know in the comments.

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Harold Teekman
I love video games. That's why I write about them. My first console was the Nintendo 64 and we got it when I was 4, along with Super Mario 64. I finished the game on my own when I was 6. One of my all time favorites of that generation is Donkey Kong 64. I love the bosses, I love the level designs, I love how you can play with multiple characters, and I love how many collectibles there are. I was mostly a Nintendo gamer until 2010, when I discovered Assassin's Creed. My PC could barely run it, but it played good enough to provide an amazing experience. Since then I've had a lot of catching up to do, and I'm now a big fan of Mass Effect, Dead Space, Resident Evil and the Batman: Arkham games, among others.

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