Well, it seems Treyarch knows what it’s doing with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In a press release, Activision has announced that the Black Ops 4 launch day sales are now the biggest digital day one sales number in the publisher’s history!
The previous record holder was last year’s Call of Duty: WWII. Not only that, but Black Ops 4 has now set a record for day one digital full game sales on the PlayStation Store globally! As for the Xbox One version? It also became the best-selling Activision Xbox One digital game on day one. While it didn’t set the same records on PC, it did deliver a new franchise high of which PC digital sales more than doubled year on year.
Here’s a quote and the rest of the info straight from the press release:
It’s not only the Black Ops 4 sales numbers though. According to Activision, even the total number of people who connected online increased compared to COD: WWII.
“Black Ops 4 is an incredible game, and the community’s response to it has been amazing. We have shattered multiple digital day one sales records, and the number of people who connected online on day one to play has grown year on year,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty. “But probably the most important thing is that the community is having so much fun across Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout. We are so incredibly thankful for the community’s trust and support. This is just the beginning, it’s going to be an incredible journey with Black Ops 4.”
Digital downloads of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are based on unit sell-through on the first day of availability worldwide. Largest day one digital sales in Activision history based on combined console and PC units sold through on the first day of availability worldwide. Largest day one digital full game sales on PlayStation Store according to PlayStation. Largest Activision Xbox One digital game sales in Activision’s history based on Activision sales data.
Congrats, Treyarch! Well deserved!
For more on Black Ops 4, check out the latest game update
that the studio rolled out today.