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Activision Publishing has been shy about disclosing the number of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare copies that it has sold — or how much revenue the game is generating in comparison to last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Analysts are assuming the comparison isn’t that favorable. But Activision, a division of Activision Blizzard and one of the biggest game companies on Earth, has disclosed just about every other number related to Advanced Warfare. The publisher has said that the Call of Duty franchise has generated more than $10 billion in revenue in the past decade, but it has been mum on each game’s revenue. The number matters to analysts because the success of Call of Duty — arguably the industry’s most valuable franchise — is closely connected to Activision Blizzard’s stock price.

In an infographic, Activision announced today that 125 million people have played Call of Duty since 2010. That’s more people than the top 300 cities combined in the United States.

Activision said that players played more than 370 million online matches in Advanced Warfare in its first week.

Viewers also watched 5 million hours of Call of Duty livestreamed gameplay videos on Twitch. That’s about 623 years of gameplay video.

Players have performed 16.1 billion boost jumps in the game, where your character jumps to the top of a building — a key feature of the exoskeleton that soldiers of the future will wear. That is the equivalent of 230 trips to the moon from Earth.

Players have also earned 1 quadrillion experience points. That’s enough to earn 15th level Prestige 58.2 million times.

In the first two weeks Advanced Warfare’s November launch, players have raised 285 million items of loot, or items that you pick up as rewards in the game. That is more than 230 pieces of loot per second.

On Nov. 19, Activision said that Call of Duty was the top entertainment property of 2014. And overall, Activision claimed that Call of Duty had generated more revenue than household movie franchises as The Hunger Games, Transformers, Iron Man, and The Avengers combined.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare infographic

Above: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare infographic

Image Credit: Activision



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