Call of Duty: Ghosts available now on Xbox Games Store

Infinity Ward's shooter available digitally day-and-date with retail version for Xbox 360.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is available to download today through the Xbox Games Store, making the Infinity Ward-developed first-person shooter one of the first high-profile games to be available digitally for Xbox 360 day-and-date with the retail version.

Like the boxed copy, the downloadable Xbox 360 version sells for $60. The download will take up 7.51GB of hard drive space, according to the listing. Call of Duty: Ghosts for PlayStation 3 is also available through the PlayStation Store today for $60 as part of Sony's Day 1 Digital campaign.

All Xbox One games will be available digitally day-and-date with their retail counterparts, including Call of Duty: Ghosts, which hits Microsoft's next-generation console as a launch title on November 22.

Call of Duty: Ghosts, featuring a franchise-first Extinction mode, launched today for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U. Xbox One and PS4 versions will follow at launch later this month. For more, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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wexorian
wexorian

Why this is on news page? 

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator moderator

In Australia we can get some games half price imported from the otherside of the planet for half the price of Games on Demand or just get a PC copy.

billlabowski
billlabowski

Say goodbye to physical media, console peasants.

jyml8582
jyml8582

Next year: Collar Doody: Blah Cops 3

blackace
blackace

The Dgitial Download version should be $40 or less. I wouldn't pay $60 for a digital copy of a game. That's just stupid.

Bedsidelee
Bedsidelee

Don't start buying AA titles online it will bring an end to going to the store to get your games where I enjoy going to 'Chat' with other gamers at the store & your having something for your money in your hands .

raddys2001
raddys2001

I thought infinity ward left activision 

TWL1687
TWL1687

As a collector of games i find this a little absurd, why would you make the digital download version the same as a retail release. Imagine how much more money Microsoft & Sony would make if they discounted the price to say $54.99. I mean its not like they would lose to much, they may even sell more to those not interested in physical releases.

quinnd6
quinnd6

It's 70 euros on games on demand in Europe so a total rip off over here. Ridiculous. I had always intended to buy the physical copy anyway but I'm just pointing out how they always try to rip off people in Europe on their Microsoft store with the price.  $60 is around 45 euros Microsoft you complete dickheads.  

Hurvl
Hurvl

"Like the boxed copy, the downloadable Xbox 360 version sells for $60... Call of Duty: Ghosts for PlayStation 3 is also available through the PlayStation Store today for $60" Yeah, because all the costs associated with retail games are still in effect with downloadable versions, right? Or maybe, just maybe, they figure that people will pay 60 dollars for it, no matter where they get it. Having the digital version at a lower price would also be unfair to the people who buy the retail version. Yes, I'm sure that's also part of the reason.

sgt_hunter
sgt_hunter

omg this game is so good... I went through this corridor and waited for AI to open the door for me, then 20 scripted enemies appeared and i shot them all in 10sec flat, but one guy was still alive so I got a QTE to avoid his knife, then i killed him and a cutscene showed a dog peeing on the corpses. 

Furwings
Furwings

Bout time. Sony has had their Day 1 Digital program in place for PS3 for like 2 years. Same with Vita from launch. Even Nintendo has had this in place already with both the Wii U and 3DS. The 360 was pretty much the only system that didn't have this feature.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

ah, the lovely sounds of kids bickering over their petty differences as usual. just another typical day at gamespot.

Nightflash28
Nightflash28

Gamespot: "HEADLINES!! CALL OF DUTY IS NOW ON THE XBOX GAME STORE!!!
... (it's uh, also out on Steam and PSN at the very same time, but we had to put Xbox into the headlines and just mention the other two platforms somewhere in the article below where no one really cares anymore)".

Honestly, what kind of article is this?

NeoBillbine
NeoBillbine

Yeah, now I can have my dogs and fishes in one game. Perfect

wookiegr
wookiegr

I'm sickened by the amount of fools that will spend their money on a virtual item that costs exactly the same or even more in some cases than a full retail boxed version. The digital future will be paved by mindless idiots that don't mind supporting big companies and their plan to take us for every penny they can.

thomasn7
thomasn7

I will be getting Ryse on Day One launch. Perhaps I will pick this up at a later date. Looks too much like the same old same old.

theKSMM
theKSMM

@billlabowski I would have thought so too back in 2005-6, but the size of games has grown much faster than increases in most residential broadband speeds.  As a result, I can still drive to the store and buy a disc much faster than I can download many of today's top tier games.  And I don't have to re-do the process if I want to play those games again six months later.

Addict187
Addict187

@blackace  They don't want to start a war with Walmart, EB games ex ex.; Plus they know alot us will still pay the $60 for it day one

jakesnakeel
jakesnakeel

@Bedsidelee I don't have the patience to get off the couch and deal with finding and inserting discs any more.  Digital has spoiled me.  And my only local retailer is GameStop where I always walk out worried that I've contracted some horrible disease.

theKSMM
theKSMM

@Bedsidelee Agreed.  I like to support my local retailers in the hopes that I'll always have a place to congregate with other like-minded gamers.  Besides, there's usually no price benefit to buying digitally, so what's the point?

blackace
blackace

@raddys2001 They did. Most of the people left at IF aren't the original team members. Most of them went to Respawn.

rydilianzero
rydilianzero

Maybe you want to check the sony store next time you go in there both of these companies believe in no vaseilne as far as I can tell. Why would anyone pay for full price download with no overhead the price should automatically be reduced. The answer is simple it's just like a creating spouse it is because we allow them to do it.

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

Yeah, i noticed that yesterday on Games on Demand. Cool move...not that i'll buy it, but it's cool to have it at launch.

 @quinnd6 "It's 70 euros on games on demand in Europe so a total rip off over here."..yeah, i noticed that too

wookiegr
wookiegr

@Hurvl Here's the reality behind retail pricing. Manufacturing costs of a factory pumping out disc's, color sleeves, cases, machines or people assembling the package and then shrink wrapping it. Loading them neatly into shipping boxes and loading pallets of boxes onto freight vehicles or even air planes using expensive fuel and cost of a driver or pilot to deliver these jems to the distributors that then unload, unbox and stock. 

Then more people re-box and re-ship to sell to their re-sellers that then unbox and re-stock onto their shelves. etc.. etc... 

Back when game pricing like this was established, back in 2004 mind you, gaming companies established that the high cost of getting games onto retail shelves warranted the extremely high price of $60. 

Now, nearly 10 years later as technology prices drop and digital media becomes more and more affordable and the norm, game companies are now pushing to digitally distribute these same titles at the same exact price when all that is being done is the click of a button. Not only have gaming companies not adjusted their way of thinking in regards to pricing, they are taking advantage of that high price point based on what could be an archaic distribution method in the next couple years.

Nyrex
Nyrex

So a QTE is the only good thing to come out of Ghosts?..... SOLD!

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@sgt_hunter BF4?? Oh Cod... yah both are about the same when it comes to that in SP. 

SurlyPotato
SurlyPotato

@sgt_hunter Hence stick to the multiplayer, modern day gaming has become nothing more than an interactive movie. 

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@Nightflash28 Because everyone already knew those two online stores had it maybe?  For whatever reason, this is the first day one digital download on XBL (again, no idea why they haven't done it since forever ago).. hence the Xbox 360 / XBL in the title. 

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@wookiegr As long as download speeds here in the states (which are crap at the moment) get faster and they sell us digital for less I am all for digital sorry I don't like having discs around anymore. 

bluesoverdrive
bluesoverdrive

@wookiegr I'll be paying less for the Digital, U$28.66 cheaper. Why would I pay U$28.66 for a Box and a CD?  Think about the whole world before calling everyone who buy digitally a fool. 

Saidrex
Saidrex

@thomasn7 if there is 1 game worse than arcade CoD it is definetly Ryse, press buttons or not you will win game anyway. Terrific. Just hold controller in your hands and pretend that it is you playing, not A.I.

theKSMM
theKSMM

@bizuit @billlabowski I started using Steam mostly because all the local places to buy PC games dried up.  :-(  I'm a huge fan of Steam now, but I still miss the ability to look at a neatly arranged box collection on the bookshelf.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@wookiegr Yeah, I know all about that, but thanks for reminding me of all the details. I just bought Batman: AA for 1.01 dollar at the Humble WB Bundle. Now that's what I call a deal! Steam sales, gog sales and Humble bundle, those are the true digital distribution examples to follow. 

Unfortunately, the console games are behind on this. Well, they have their free games through PSN and Xbox Live, but you have to pay every month for that. Gamers might get their money back through those free games, but I'd rather wait until the right deal appears and then buy ludicrously cheap PC games.

wookiegr
wookiegr

@HonorOfGod @wookiegr Exactly my point. If the digital version WAS cheaper then it would be worthwhile. However, most people pay for bandwidth and we all will have to pay for more storage space eventually so in the long run it's even more expensive to download everything. We're not sending the message to the companies forcing us into a digital age that the costs for virtual items should be adjusted accordingly. 

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@Saidrex @thomasn7 Again, a misinformed fanboy.  Watch and read the latest info about it and you will notice that is NOT the case.... it's not an easy game and it has a lot of timing based moves.  :|

That being said, I'm holding off on review's myself.  It looks cool but I'm not sure if it's something I'd play a ton (though if the co op MP is anything like ME3's I'll check it out). 

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@wookiegr @HonorOfGod Digital all the way, my net is good at home and the net at work is 10x better.  I hate physical media, always have and even though I agree that DD should be a tad cheaper I won't look back. 

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@wookiegr @HonorOfGod I totally agree with you about us not sending them the right message when it comes to the price of virtual games and something needs to be done on the scale of what took place with the whole DRM thing and the next gen systems.


I understand about the space thing also but the same thing can be said for hard copies of games you would not only need another home with more space but your rent will go up $ I think I rather buy another HDD than having no space in my apartment to move around : ]