|[January 16, 2015]
Activision Delivers Top Global Games of 2014: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare #1 Top-Selling Video Game; Skylanders Trap Team #1 Kids Video Game; Destiny #1 New Video Game IP
Activision (News - Alert) Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision
Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI),
delivered the top-selling console video game of 2014 with Call of
Duty®: Advanced Warfare and the top-selling kids video game in
the world with Skylanders Trap Team.1 Call
of Duty: Advanced Warfare topped the U.S. charts for 2014 and
claimed the title of the #1 top-selling console game of 2014 globally.1
Call of Duty is also the #1 franchise in the U.S. for the sixth year in
a row in the U.S., based on revenue.2 Skylanders® Trap
Team is the #1 top-selling kids video game globally, and
Skylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year in the U.S,
and globally, for the third year in a row, based on retail sell-through
including toys and accessories.1
"We'd like to thank our fans for making Call of Duty: Advanced
Warfare the #1 top-selling video game in the world, Skylanders
Trap Team the top-selling kids game in the world and Destiny
the #1 new video game IP of 2014," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of
Activision Publishing. "As much fun as we had making these games, we've
had even more fun playing alongside you. Stay tuned. We have more
exciting games in store for fans this year."
In addition to these wins, Destiny, the epic new game from
Activision and Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game
among all titles in the U.S. in 2014, based on revenue.2 Destiny
is also the top-selling new video game IP of the year and had the
biggest launch of a new video game franchise in history.1 And
Skylanders continued to lead the 'Toys to Life' category for the third
"Skylanders continues its leadership position as the #1 kids video game
franchise globally as well as in the U.S. by wide margins. As a global
franchise in 2014, Skylanders is 30% bigger than its nearest competitor.
And Skylanders Trap Team outsold its nearest competitor
globally by 17%," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "As
the creators of the 'Toys to Life' category, we are thrilled to continue
to lead it for the third consecutive year."
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is developed by
Sledgehammer Games for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment
system from Microsoft (News - Alert), PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and
PC, and is available via direct digital download. A current gen version
for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is also available. The title
is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense
Violence and Strong Language.
For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com,
or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter
Skylanders® Trap Team introduces a ground-breaking
innovation that lets Portal Masters "trap" the most wanted villains in
Skylands and then play as them in the game in the battle for good. The
game offers an unprecedented new addition to the game's play pattern in
the form of Traptanium™ Traps. When this new type of toy is
placed into the Traptanium PortalTM, Portal
Masters can "capture" a variety of special villains from the game and
magically transport them from Skylands into the real world --
effectively bringing life to toys. Additionally, Skylanders Trap
Team advances the gaming industry by offering the full AAA game
experience on both tablet and console for the first time ever.
The fourth installment of the award-winning, $2 billion game franchise, Skylanders
Trap Team is playable with more than 175 unique toys from all
previous Skylanders games. Every character is able to defeat and trap
villains using Traptanium™ Traps, providing fans more ways to
enjoy their collections. The game is available on the following
platforms: Nintendo's Wii™ system and Nintendo's Wii U™ system; a
variety of iPads®, Kindle Fire and Android (News - Alert) tablets; Xbox One and Xbox
360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation® 3 and
PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems from Sony. A different
adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. For
more information, please visit: www.skylanders.com
Destiny casts players as a Guardian of the last city on
Earth, able to explore the ancient ruins of our solar system in a
social, living universe filled with other players. Players will journey
through environments spanning the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles
of Venus while creating their own legend as they and their friends
venture out into the stars to reclaim the treasures and secrets lost
after the collapse of humanity. Over the course of their adventures,
players will become more powerful as they wield rare and exotic weapons,
gear, and super abilities.
Destiny is rated T for Teen by the ESRB (Animated Blood
and Violence), and is available now for the PlayStation®4 computer
entertainment system (PlayStation Plus required for some features),
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one
games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment
system from Microsoft (Xbox Live Gold required for some features).
For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com.
For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social
channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame
and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter (News - Alert), and interact directly with the
developers at www.Bungie.net.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing,
Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive
entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world.
More information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company's website, www.activision.com.
© 2015 ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, CALL OF DUTY ADVANCED WARFARE,
SKYLANDERS, SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM, TRAPTANIUM, TRAPTANIUM PORTAL are
trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.
© 2015 Bungie, Inc. All rights reserved. Destiny, the Destiny Logo,
Bungie and the Bungie Logo are among the trademarks of Bungie,
Inc. Published and distributed by Activision.
"PlayStation" and "PS3" are registered trademarks. "PS4" is a trademark
of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
All other trademarks or trade names are the properties of their
1 Based on physical game unit sell-through data, according to
NPD, GfK, and Activision internal estimates.
2 Based on
physical game unit-sell through, according to NPD.
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