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'Call Of Duty' Franchise Passes 250 Million Copies Sold Worldwide

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The Call of Duty franchise has reached a major milestone. Video game publisher Activision announced on Thursday that popular franchise has sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

Activision revealed the impressive amount of units sold to date in a blog post, crediting the release of Black Ops 3 to helping its reach this mark.

Developed by Treyarch, the first-person shooter and 12th title of the franchise was released on Nov. 6 and was crowned the top title in November 2015 with sales exceeding its predecessor, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Fallout 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront were named the second and third top-selling games that month, respectively.

And after just two months on shelves, sales data from the market researcher NPD Group revealed that Black Ops 3 has been named the best-selling video game of 2015.

Activision's communication manager Scott Lowe also revealed in the blog post that this marks Call of Duty's seventh consecutive year as being named the top-selling franchise of the year in North America.

On Feb. 2, Activison will kick off its DLC season with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Awakening, which will be the next chapter in Treyarch's Zombies saga, Der Eisdenrache. It will include four new multiplayer maps: Gauntlet, Splash, Rise, and Skyjacked, which is a reimagined map based on Hijacked. The DLC is set to launch on PS4 first.

NPD Group also found that Sony's PlayStation was the best-selling console of 2015. Sony previously announced that its console has sold over 30 million units worldwide.

Source: Activision

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