Activision to Rockstar: We Want Our Record Back


GTA V broke a total of six world records since its release last month, including reaching $1 billion dollars in revenue after being on sale for three days.

Of all the records broken, one was set by Activision last year with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which had the record for the biggest video game launch ever.

“Congratulations to the team at Rockstar for their success,” said UK senior brand manager Kevin Flynn, in an interview with MCVUK. “We look forward to getting the record back before the next GTA title.”

That being said, there’s nothing wrong with some healthy competition. But, if Karam’s “Next-Gen Launch Title Poll Results” are indicative of the sales success and anticipation level of Call of Duty: Ghosts, it’s not good for Activision. Maybe fans are tired of the same formula, or are tired of paying $15-$20 for a 3 map DLC? Or is the promise of even more fine tuned gameplay, squad offerings be enough to have the Call of Duty veterans to invest $60 and allow Activision to take back their record.