Call of Duty: Ghosts,
has already emerged as one of the most sought after pre-ordered
titles for the next-generation consoles. Moreover, with the
) Xbox One coming up in a couple of days' time, the demand for
the game is expected to increase even more.
The recent launch of
) new Playstation in North America has helped the game to quickly
reach the No. 1 position.
This apart, it is the top selling title in retail sales on the
new platform and also the leading pre-reserved Xbox One title at
several retailers such as GameStop, Walmart, Target and Best Buy.
The gaming rating firm "metacritic" has given a score of 74 for
the game and the "hardcore gamer magazine" has given it a score
of 95, reflecting positive reviews from all fronts.
The all new
Call of Duty: Ghosts
is the videogame edition of "The Expendables." Although the
acting and the storyline of this game is above average,
nevertheless the engaging nature of the game as well as the
explosions can be enjoyed. Activision's third quarter revenues of
$657.0 million also benefited from the robust performance of
games such as
Call of Duty, Skylanders, World of Warcraft
which is expected to be the case for the next few quarters.
Moreover, recent releases of
Skylanders SWAP Force
Cabela's African Safari
Wipeout Crash and Burn
Plankton's Robotic Revenge
Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles
are expected to boost the top line for the company.
The company has raised its full year revenue guidance to $4.29
billion (from prior outlook of $4.25 billion) based on strong
performance from its major franchises, strong sales of
Call of Duty
, as higher consumer spending on new consoles is helping to
increase the sales of this game.
In light of the abovementioned facts, we believe that
Activision holds a strong position, and is expected to gain from
superior product offering, although competition from rivals such
) may rationalize growth prospects.
Currently, Activision Blizzard has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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