Bookie has ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ outselling ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ – 9/13/2013

Call_of_duty_ghosts_box_artAccording to bookmaker William Hill plc; ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ will be the bestselling game of this holiday season with the odds being 6/4.

The announcement comes a month after a report from Cowen & Co., an equity research firm, revealed that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the most pre-ordered game for the 2013 holiday season

Meanwhile FIFA 14 has the odds being 2/1 followed by Grand Theft Auto V going for 4/1 while Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4 are both going for 10/1. Many have pointed to the fact that Ghosts will be available for all major consoles while GTAV is set to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Joe Crilly, a spokesmen for William Hill plc, has stated in a press release:There is no doubting that GTA V will sit at the top of the games chart for a couple of weeks (at least until FIFA hits the shelves) but will it sustain enough momentum to make it top for Christmas? The odds would suggest it will fall just short.

However Doug Creutz, an analyst for Cowen & Co., has pointed to the flaw in the ranking regarding Grand Theft Auto V. The report only accounted for pre-orders made after E3 2013 while the game has been available for pre-order since November 2012.

Meanwhile shares of Take Two Interactive (TTWO), the parent company of Rockstar Games, rose by 3% after Grand Theft Auto: Online was unveiled. A report by Merrill Lynch expects the game to be one of the biggest online experience and will have potential to revolutionize the franchise.

Grand Theft Auto V will be the 15th game in the series and is set to be released on September 17. Call of Duty: Ghosts will be the tenth game in the series and is set to be released on November 5.

Written for Digital Journal
09/13/2013
Original ArticleBookie has ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ outselling ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

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About Stan Rezaee
I'm a writer from San Jose who has contributed to several online and print publications.

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