Homefront can reach Call of Duty sales — THQ

THQ’s Brian Farrell is clearly an optimist, and a big dreamer; the CEO believes that the Kaos-started Homefront franchise has the chance to one day reach Call of Duty levels of popularity.

Speaking with IndustryGamers, Farrell responded with “Of course, the market opportunity is there” when quizzed whether Homefront — or any other THQ franchise — can some day match the level of sales currently enjoyed by Activision’s FPS giant. Homefront‘s 2.6 million copies shipped is just the first step for the series, he says.

“When I think about it, if you go back and look at the original Call of Duty, how they built that, the first Call of Duty didn’t do 18 million units. The franchise was built over time, building a quality consumer experience and supporting it well. And hey, there’s a lot of room between 2.6 million units and 18.”

Of course, the difference between Homefront and the first Call of Duty is the critical reception; Infinity Ward’s game scored considerably higher than Homefront‘s current Metacritic average of 70 across all three platforms.

If you haven’t bought the game yet but are aching for a taste, keep an eye out for a multiplayer demo in the unspecified future.