For the first quarter of 2014, Skylanders: Swap Force
generated more revenue than Call of Duty: Ghosts
, when you factor in toy sales, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed.
The news came as part of Activision Blizzard's first-quarter investor call following its financial results release
The franchise has generated $2 billion in sales and sold 175 million toys to consumers, Hirshberg said.
It's not all bad news for Call of Duty
, of course. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick noted that, thus far, it's the number one franchise on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Still, Hirshberg said that "this transition to next-gen will take time... in the interim we see software sales decline," which bears out the evidence we've been seeing in software sales numbers from Activision and its rival EA