It turns out that players still want to play Call of Duty as shown by the fact that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the best-selling "next-gen" title released so far. Activision announced that Ghosts is both the top-selling game for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and the most played game on both platforms.

According to GameStop PowerUp Rewards, it is also the most "desired" game of this next-gen turned current-gen era.

Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, said...

"Around the globe, Call of Duty: Ghosts is leading the next generation. It's the #1 selling title at key retailers and it's also the most played game on Xbox One and PS4 globally. As we've said before, we've got the best community of fans in the world, and we're thrilled they're coming with us to the next generation."

Activision touts its partnership with Microsoft on the Call of Duty brand as being a key factor for the success.

Activision Publishing EVP, Dave Stohl, added...

"Xbox and Call of Duty together have formed a valued and lasting partnership on Xbox 360, and we know this is just the beginning. So we look forward to an exciting new future on Xbox One."

Microsoft VP of Marketing, Yusuf Mehdi, said...

"As home to the largest and most engaged Call of Duty community, it is no surprise that the newest entry in the blockbuster franchise has quickly become the most played multiplayer game on both Xbox One and Xbox 360,"

Oddly enough, the emphasis on the PS4's role in this was downplayed significantly. So, how many years now before the Call of Duty series is an Xbox exclusive? If it does become exclusive, will you make the jump to the Xbox brand as a result?