Activision has announced that global lifetime unit sales of the Call of Duty franchise have reached 250 million to date, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
The publisher further adds that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was the best selling game of 2015 globally "by a wide margin" and by two metrics: units and dollars sold through.
This follows the release of the latest NPD report, which confirmed that Black Ops 3 was the best selling game in North America last year – marking the seventh consecutive year that the franchise has been number one.
Call of Duty first launched in 2003. The last time Activision revealed lifetime sales data was November 2014, when the series stood at 175 million units. At the time, the series had generated $10 billion in lifetime revenue, a figure which is certainly higher by now.
Yesterday it was reported that the family of Angolan rebel leader Savimbi has sued Activision for his portrayel in 2012's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.