Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the top selling console game in 2016

Surprise! Call of Duty is still popular, and is still a huge money maker for Activision.  Even with plenty of competition this year (Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 to name a few), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has taken the #1 spot for November 2016 and the rest of the year. At least in terms of “revenue from physical unit sales”, which it has now achieved for 8 years in a row.

We thoroughly enjoyed the single player campaign in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare even though the multiplayer was somewhat overly familiar feeling (read our review here).

Anywho, read on for the official press release from Activision, complete with additional statistics for the title and franchise.

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., today announced that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the #1 console video game in the U.S., based on year-to-date revenues from physical unit sales. The title, which launched on November 4th, is also the #1 top selling console title for the month of November, based on revenue from physical unit sales. Additionally, Activision?s Call of Duty franchise is the #1 console video game franchise in North America for the 8th consecutive year, based on year-to-date revenue from physical unit sales.

“Call of Duty is retail?s #1 grossing console franchise in the U.S. for the 8th consecutive year and the boldly innovative Infinite Warfare is the #1 grossing console game of the year at retail in the U.S.,” said Eric Hirshberg, Activision’s CEO. “In addition to our annual blockbuster release, Call of Duty is about engaging fans year around. Black Ops 3 has had amazing engagement all year and now with the classic, boots on the ground gameplay of Modern Warfare Remastered, and the thrilling new experiences of Infinite Warfare, we have a great experience for every Call of Duty fan this holiday.”

Also, available now is the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Season Pass, which can be purchased on its own or as part of the Legacy Pro or Digital Deluxe editions of the game. Season Pass gives discounted access to four Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC Map Packs released during 2017 (discount based on a Season Pass suggested retail price of $49.99, and four individual DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of $15 each) that take innovative multiplayer mechanics to a variety of all-new, sensational environments.

The DLC Map Packs will be available first on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and availability and release dates may vary by platform. Season Pass owners will also get four new terrifying zombie adventures featuring quirky environments and fearsome enemies. Additionally, as a special offer, Season Pass owners will receive 10 Rare Supply Drops and 1,000 bonus Salvage that fans can use to craft new Prototype weapons in multiplayer.