A staggering 25 billion hours, or the equivalent to 2.85 million years, have been spent playing games in Activision's Call of Duty series. Ahead today's Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer unveiling, the publisher released a infographic that shows some incredible facts about the hugely popular franchise.
Some of the highlights include:
- The total number of people that have played Call of Duty (100 million) is greater than the population of the United Kingdom, Germany, or France.
- The 31 billion care packages called in since 2009's Modern Warfare 2 are enough to build 15,000 Great Pyramids of Giza or 100 Great Walls of China
- The total hours spent playing Call of Duty (2.85 million years) is longer than the entirety of human existence
Pretty fascinating stuff when you stop and think about it. I mean, more time played than the entirety of human existence? That just shows the staying power Call of Duty has had over the years. But is the long-standing series bound to fall off any time soon? Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-orders, which are "well below" that of Black Ops 2, certainly seem to indicate so, although Activision has chalked it up to consumer hesitation heading into next-gen consoles.
Regardless of consumer uncertainty surrounding platforms, I'm sure the highly anticipated debut of Ghosts' multiplayer will lead to a increase in pre-orders. Until today, the primary focus has been on the game's single player campaign which we all know takes a backseat to mutiplayer gameplay.