Black Friday, so called because of the dark cloud comprising all human sadness casting its suffocating shadow over the feckless souls of rabid consumers in a hellish cacophony of commercialism in which the complicit expressions of sneering onlookers are themselves reflected, on a Friday, has worked wonders for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's sales figures.
Of all of the games that helpless old women were hastily trampled on in order to grab, Call of Duty was grabbed the most, topping the multi-format charts.
The shooter, in which you face off against a sock puppet of Kevin Spacey, saw a 110% increase in sales, breaking records for sales of a game during Black Friday week.
Activision's sequel knocked the next-gen re-release of Grand Theft Auto V from the top of the charts, thanks to some chunky discounts on console versions of the game.
Here's the top ten:
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
- FIFA 15 (EA Sports)
- Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
- Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
- Assassin's Creed Unity (Ubisoft)
- Pokemon Omega Ruby (Nintendo)
- Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Nintendo)
- Driveclub (Sony)
- Assassin's Creed 4 (Ubisoft)
- Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is set to receive zombie DLC early in 2015. The particular brand of walking dead this time around are exo zombies, say Activision, which are presumably some sort of militarised and robosuit-powered cadavers.
Exactly why they haven't called the DLC Robo-corpse remains an utter mystery.
Thanks, Digital Spy.