"Call of Duty Ghosts" most pre-ordered North American Xbox One game

"Call of Duty Ghosts" may only be played at a native 720p resolution for the Xbox One but that isn't stopping lots of people who are buying the console on Friday from getting the latest game in the military shooter series. Today, the game's publisher Activision has announced that "Call of Duty Ghosts"  is the most pre-ordered game for the Xbox One in North America.

The press release did not offer specifics in terms of unit sales or revenue for the Xbox One port. It did say that the numbers are based on pre-orders for the game at four retailers (Best Buy, Wal Mart, GameStop and Target). Activision also announced today that "Call of Duty Ghosts" is currently the best selling game for the PlayStation 4 console, which debuted in the U.S. last week.

A few weeks ago, "Resolutiongate" hit the Internet when it was revealed that the Xbox One version of "Call of Duty Ghosts" ran at 60 fps at a native 720p resolution, but was upscaled for 1080p TVs. Mark Rubin, the executive producer of the game at developer Infinity Ward, claimed at the time that the lower resolution was due to "resource allocation" issues.

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I find it rather suspicious they picked and choose retailers to have preorder data from. Why not include Amazon?

Activision has really been attempting to blur the facts about Ghosts' sales. Like when they announced 1 Billion Sold!*

*To Retailers

I think its sales have not been too great and they are just trying to hold up whatever they can to prevent people from questioning the future of the series.

Slow news day? The article's title contained all the relevant information, while the rest was all about flogging a dead horse. How many different flimsy excuses can people come up with to write about "resolutiongate" repeatedly? I could perhaps understand if it was a terrific game, but it isn't, not by a long shot.

I dunno looks like I MIGHT be doing the 2+1 free game from target and getting ryse,dr3, and bf4 instead of COD played cod on 360 and already bored.

deadonthefloor said,
Silly people and their discs.

The only reason I don't have a pre-order is because the digital versions aren't available for preorder.

Games on disc are significantly cheaper, so ill keep on been a silly person with a disc and save £10+ per game

I would happily go digital, however not for the sake of paying a lot more than I need to for the privilege of downloading.

I cancelled my Ghosts pre-order because the game got such bad reviews on all the systems (PS4/360/PS3) and the game doesn't make use of any of the new tech on XB1. Getting Battlefield 4 instead because it makes better use of next-gen hardware. BF4 has better graphics, it uses SmartGlass and Kinect for leaning/squad commands, and I think BF4 even supports the impulse triggers. Ghosts on the otherhand is a sloppy port of a bad last-gen game. Now I'm just hoping the XB1 version of BF4 is not completely busted like the PS4 version which EA has blamed on the PS4 firmware change.

the better twin said,
Go die in a corner please COD

Orrrr... You could, you know.... Continue to not play it? It's popular for a reason. I don't wish the popular games I don't enjoy playing would cease to exist.

McKay said,

Orrrr... You could, you know.... Continue to not play it? It's popular for a reason. I don't wish the popular games I don't enjoy playing would cease to exist.


Orrrr I continue to not play the game yet continue to have to suffer its detrimental effects on the industry. Practically every multiplayer game is the same these days.

the better twin said,

Orrrr I continue to not play the game yet continue to have to suffer its detrimental effects on the industry. Practically every multiplayer game is the same these days.

Sure if Companies striving to beat Call of Duty is detrimental. The Industry is doing it to itself. Call of Duty found a winning formula with their multiplayer that the fans love, and they're continuing to provide that.

You think if any of the other games did that they wouldn't stick to what sells? What proof do you have that Call of Duty is responsible for "every multiplayer game is the same".

I don't think they are.

McKay said,

Sure if Companies striving to beat Call of Duty is detrimental. The Industry is doing it to itself. Call of Duty found a winning formula with their multiplayer that the fans love, and they're continuing to provide that.

You think if any of the other games did that they wouldn't stick to what sells? What proof do you have that Call of Duty is responsible for "every multiplayer game is the same".

I don't think they are.

If you can't see that every game follows the same formula then there's no hope. Practically every game tries to mimic its success by copying its unimaginative formula, not being brave enough to experiment with originality and new ideas. Gaming has become completely dull and lifeless.

the better twin said,
If you can't see that every game follows the same formula then there's no hope. Practically every game tries to mimic its success by copying its unimaginative formula, not being brave enough to experiment with originality and new ideas. Gaming has become completely dull and lifeless.

Lazy Companies do that, plenty of games have proved that you can still compete against CoD and be very successful. This is those studios fault, not Call of Duty's.