Activision have issued a press release to drive home the point that Call of Duty: Ghosts is doing very well on next-gen platforms. The following claims support this notion:
#1 Most Played Xbox One Multiplayer Game Worldwide
#1 Top Selling Xbox One Title at Leading North American Retailers
#1 Xbox One Standalone Software Title in U.K.*
#1 Most Played PlayStation 4 Game
#1 Top Selling PlayStation 4 Game at Leading North American Retailers
(*United Kingdom sales figures exclude games sold as bundles with Xbox One console hardware.)
Some other statistical tidbits: "More than 1 billion multiplayer matches of Call of Duty: Ghosts already have been played across all versions. Ghosts' players have Prestiged more than 2.2 million times, earning over 3.3 trillion Experience Points (XP), according to internal gameplay statistics."
"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," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "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."
"Congratulations to our friends at Microsoft for the launch of the Xbox One," said Dave Stohl, executive vice president, worldwide studios, Activision Publishing, Inc. "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."
"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", said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. "We congratulate our partners at Activision and Infinity Ward and are proud to continue offering the best and most engaging Call of Duty online experience to our fans globally by launching all Call of Duty: Ghosts map packs first only on Xbox."
One thing of note that may or may not be important to note is that the next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts went on sale a little earlier than the consoles. Nevertheless the stats Activision present can't be refuted. Call of Duty: Ghosts looks like many gamers first choice on their new consoles.