Call of Duty now “bigger than Grand Theft Auto”

Soon to be bigger than everything, including you-know-who?
Matthew Turner

September 20, 2011
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

A video games analyst has stated that he believes Activision’s Call of Duty series has overtaken Grand Theft Auto as the world’s biggest title.

Michael Pachter has, however, given hope to GTA by saying it is possible for the series to make a comeback sometime in the future.

He believes that CoD could potentially suffer from fatigue in the coming years, but it could be eight years before we see a change.

GTA had previously been the number one game everybody had to have in many parts of the world, but that mainstream popularity seems to have cooled in the last few years – although new releases continue to bring in impressive sales figures.

Meanwhile, in other Call of Duty news, the Elite beta has finally gone live for a number of PS3 owners who signed up to the service.

A lucky few who registered their willingness to test the Elite system were sent invites over the weekend, as confirmed by Activision on Twitter.

A tweet from Activision read: “The first batch of invites to the #CODEliteBETA went out for early PS3 sign-ups.”

Those of you who signed up but haven’t received an invitation needn’t worry however, as the CoD publisher has stated that there is “more to come in the coming days/weeks so keep an eye out!”

Elite is the new subscription service for Call of Duty players which is being introduced along with Modern Warfare 3. It’s set to offer advantages such as player guides, stat tools, social aspects and access to exclusive DLC.


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