Call of Duty has 40 million active users

Activision Blizzard has countered EA’s recent announcement of Battlefield 3 having 6.3 million active users; the company’s recent financial report reveals that the Call of Duty franchise as a whole has over 40 million active players.

Both numbers are for March.

Comparing a single game to an entire franchise may not be the fairest move, but it is yet another reminder that EA still has ways to go before catching up to the shooter mammoth.

The biggest question of them all, though, is who would win in a head to head confrontation? While Call of Duty has far more boots on the ground, Battlefield 3 has tanks, choppers, you name it… A battle for the ages.