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Call of Duty: Ghosts

Activision and Treyarch have launched a new update for Call of Duty: Ghosts on Wii U, which goes along with today’s release of the DLC map Free Fall. You’ll find the full patch notes below.

Several months following the game’s launch, Call of Duty: Ghosts players on Wii U can finally pick up a piece of DLC.

“Free Fall”, an extra map offered to users on other platforms as a pre-order bonus, can now be downloaded from the eShop. Activision made the DLC available to Call of Duty: Ghosts owners on other consoles as well today.

Free Fall is completely free to download. If you have the game, you have nothing to lose by downloading it!

Treyarch is working on a new title update for Call of Duty: Ghosts on Wii U. Although we don’t have any details about the patch (including an ETA), we do at least know it’s coming.

Treyarch’s “A_Trey_U” confirmed on Twitter yesterday:


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Call of Duty: Ghosts #1 Top-Selling Next Gen Title; Call of Duty #1 Franchise for the Last Five Years

Skylanders #1 Kids Video Game Franchise for Second Consecutive Year; Takes #3 Spot for Overall Video Game Franchise in 2013

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced today that Call of Duty® and Skylanders® continue to top U.S. NPD charts for 2013. Call of Duty: Ghosts was the #1 best-selling title overall in December, and the #1 best-selling next gen title of 2013 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4; Call of Duty was the #1 franchise for the fifth year in a row in both software units and dollars in the U.S., according to the NPD Group¹. Additionally, Skylanders SWAP Force was the #2 best-selling title overall in December; Skylanders was the #1 best-selling kids video game franchise of 2013 in the U.S. for the second consecutive year, and the #3 video game franchise overall for the year in the U.S., according to the NPD Group and including toys and accessories2.

“Call of Duty: Ghosts is the #1 best-selling next gen launch title on both Xbox One and PS4, and for the second year in a row Skylanders was the #1 top-selling kids video game franchise,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “This consumer response to both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Skylanders speaks to the deep connection both franchises have made with fans, which fuels our commitment to delivering great games time and again.”

No one expected the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts to light the sales charts on fire. Yet it’s still quite disappointing to see that the game sold horribly in the US last month compared to other platforms.

Reliable NPD leaker “creamsugar” has shared information indicating that Call of Duty: Ghosts on Wii U accounted for less than 1% of the game’s total sales. Wii U’s share came in at 0.33% for the month of November, followed by the Xbox One with 6.42%, PlayStation 4 with 7.39%, PlayStation 3 with 30.42%, and Xbox 360 with 55.45%.

Again, Ghosts wasn’t expected to be a major sales success on Wii U. But given its apparent poor sales, you have to wonder if Activision will even bother bringing out next year’s Call of Duty for Nintendo’s console.

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Treyarch has prepared a new title update for Call of Duty: Ghosts – it’s out now on Wii U.

The patch adds a GamePad Scoreboard panel and allows individual players to be muted by tapping the speaker icon next to their name on the GamePad Scoreboard. Several fixes have been implemented as well.

For the full patch notes, head past the break.

Call of Duty: Ghosts launched in Japan last week. How’d the Wii U version do? Not too well, though it did do slightly better than other prominent Wii U titles.

Sales reported by Dengeki (tracked by ASCII Works) indicate that the game sold 2,508 units in its first few days on the market. Interestingly, that’s better the debuts of both Rayman Legends and Sonic Lost World.

As of now, Call of Duty: Ghosts doesn’t support dedicated servers on Wii U. But that will change in the future!

A Treyarch staffer confirmed on Twitter that there are plans to bring along dedicated servers for Ghosts on Wii U. There’s just no set date yet.


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