Activision has confirmed, via NPD sales numbers, that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny are the best-selling games of 2014 in the U.S. Call of Duty’s ascent to #1 isn’t all that surprising because its Call of Duty. However, Destiny, a brand new IP managing to claim the #2 spot is astounding. The new IP was able to beat back industry juggernauts Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Grand Theft Auto V, Far Cry 4, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U among others.
“To date, 2014 has been a series of number ones for Activision Publishing: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 top-selling game of the year, Skylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year, and Destiny is the #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “We are excited about how fans have responded to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny and Skylanders Trap Team, and have even more great new content in store in 2015.”
2014 has been great for Activision. It’ll be interesting to see if they can continue this success into 2015 with Treyarch’s first next-gen Call of Duty, and without a new Destiny game.