The lights are on
It's not exactly news that Activision's Call of Duty
franchise is extremely popular, but a new infographic released today show just
how popular it is. Spoiler: It's really, really popular.
Some of the highlights include:
For more of these sobering fun facts, click on the image
below for a larger version of the infographic provided by Activision.
Our Take:I don't know whether to be impressed or disturbed. Longer
than all of human existence - just think about that for a second. The other
thing that's clear is that the pundits in the press like myself might have to
rethink this idea that Call of Duty is bound to fall off. I've been
predicting a decline in its popularity for some time, yet each iteration seems to sell more than
the last one. Perhaps Call of Duty has verged into the realm of sports games, with a
loyal audience that just wants more new competition each year.
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The Wii U turned me into a Call of Duty gamer. Now I want to play it again.
This is why I don't want to know how long I have been playing a video game beyond a day.
I don't see this series dropping off just yet. Especially with the number of elementary school kids that I see getting these games during the holidays when I'm out buying presents for my niece. Oh well, imagine that things that could be beneficial to everyone if more time was put into research or your community? Maybe I'm just getting old.