Call of Duty: Ghosts is in the process of launching around the world as we speak – and to celebrate, Activision has released a shiny new infographic to show off just how much gamers love the series. Spoiler: Gamers love Call of Duty a lot.
Through the wonders of imagery, we learn that Call of Duty players spend more than 16 million combined hours every day playing the various games in the series (that is, more than 1900 combined years of gameplay each day).
The most interesting tidbit for us put the cost of the in-game warfare into real-world terms. Call of Duty multiplayer gamers have shot down 813 million unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs – military drones). In the real-world, each of those drones costs US$4.3 million dollars each – there’s a lot of technology tucked away in there! …a quick bit of maths suggests that the total amount of in-game money spent on drones (US$3.4 quadrillion dollars – $3,495,900,000,000,000) could pay the 2013 U.S. Federal spending budget more than 5,400 times.
We’re not suggesting you think about that while you’re playing – where’s the fun in budgeting? – but it’s an interesting piece of ridiculous information.
If you haven’t yet got your copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts, it’s out November 5th for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC – and if you hang on for a little while longer, you can snag it for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 when those consoles launch.