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COD: Ghosts breaks records, but does it fail in the eyes of fans?

Never has there been such a hype over the release of a Call of Duty title and never has there been such fan disappointment. As stated in the article “COD:Ghosts - a below average game yet review-proof” Ghosts has a user score of only 2.1, with a reviewer score of 74%. Metacritic is of course not the ultimate authority on game reviews, but it does reflect some sentiment. In the past couple of days I've also seen a lot of feeddback from gamers around the world - and most of it is negative.

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According to Activision Call of Duty Ghosts is so popular that it broke the following records:

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts is Gamestop's Most Pre-ordered Next Gen Title
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Takes over the #1 Spot on Xbox Live
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Sets New High Watermark for Average Player Session Length

I can only draw the conclusion that when it comes to the Call of Duty franchise, that we are all terribly confused. We hate to love Call of Duty :S

Let’s take a look at the rest of the Activision press release regarding Ghosts.

Activision Publishing, Inc. announced that the company sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts into shops worldwide as of day one. "Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "More people have played Call of Duty this year than ever before, logging four billion hours of gameplay. And in the last 12 months, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, including its digital content, generated more revenues than any other console game ever has in a single year. Although it is too early to assess sell-through for Call of Duty: Ghosts, it's launching at a time when the franchise has never been more popular."

Millions of people are already playing Call of Duty: Ghosts online. Since its release yesterday, Call of Duty: Ghosts has moved to the #1 spot as the most played game on Xbox Live, according to Microsoft. Additionally, Activision confirmed that on the Xbox 360, average player sessions for Ghosts have been longer than either Black Ops II or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, during the same time period.

Call of Duty: Ghosts launched at 15,000 midnight openings around the world. Fans around the world shared their excitement in social media, with Call of Duty-related terms trending an astounding 20 times globally on Twitter in the last 24 hours. "Ghosts is an amazing game which ushers in the next generation of Call of Duty. The team at Infinity Ward has delivered yet another epic thrill ride in the campaign, and what I think is our best multiplayer game yet," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.

"This is the must have launch title for the next generation of consoles, and we expect Call of Duty: Ghosts to be the most successful launch title for the Xbox One and PS4 by a wide margin. In fact, according to GameStop, Call of Duty: Ghosts is their most pre-reserved next gen title."

Source: Games Press

I would love to hear what our own readers think about Ghosts. Please drop me a comment!

Call of Duty: Ghosts exclusives from Kalahari.com

  • PC: Call of Duty: Ghosts (Day One Edition) Pre-Order DLC Incentive: Free Dynamic Map “Free Fall"
  • Xbox 360: Call of Duty: Ghosts (Day One Edition) Pre-Order now and receive a Call of Duty: Ghosts themed weapon camo for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
  • Xbox One: Call of Duty: Ghosts (Day One Edition)
  • PlayStation 3: Call of Duty: Ghosts (Day One Edition) Pre-Order now and receive a Call of Duty: Ghosts themed weapon camo for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
  • PlayStation 4: Call of Duty: Ghosts (Day One Edition)
  • Wii U: Call of Duty: Ghosts (DayOne Edition)

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