With some Frank Underwood-esque delivery help from a virtualized Kevin Spacey, the “reveal” trailer for the next installment of Activision Blizzard’s behemoth game franchise, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, easily topped YouTube’s charts of the second quarter’s most-watched trailers. COD’s 20.9 million views were nearly 3 million more than the No.2 trailer, for X-Men:Days of Future Past, and two to three times the views of No. 3, the game Mortal Kombat X, and No. 4, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black.
Though it’s difficult to be definitive, the trailer’s massive audience, accrued between its May 1 debut and the end of the quarter on June 30, suggests Activision will have yet another massive hit when COD: Advanced Warfare arrives on Nov. 4.
That said, betting on a big COD launch isn’t a reach: after all, last fall Call of Duty: Ghosts sold more than $1 billion worth of units in its first DAY.
You can watch the trailer here, especially if you’re interested in seeing Spacey voice one of his most cynical and calculating characters ever (and after House of Cards, that’s saying something):