As expected given how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fared in UK at launch, Activision has sent out a press release touting the Modern Warfare sales numbers, and it’s doing gangbusters so far.
According to the press release, Modern Warfare has already managed to sell through (sold not shipped) to the tune of $600 million in its first three days of availability! Modern Warfare has sold more in its first three days than any Call of Duty game released this generation. On the PS4 store front, Modern Warfare has set records as the most pre-ordered digital game on the PSN Store, and highest three-day digital sales total of all time. It has also become the #1 highest-selling PC Call of Duty game launch of all-time as well, as its sales on Battle.net saw a huge uptick compared to last year’s Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty is once again the top selling new premium game of the year, proving the enduring nature of the franchise across console, PC, mobile, and esports,In its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more than doubled the box office opening of Joker. — Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s Chief Executive Officer
Through the first three days, Modern Warfare has more total players and total hours played than any Call of Duty opening release in the last six years. More importantly, our players are having a great time playing. Congratulations to Infinity Ward and all our teams involved on an incredible game and its spectacular launch. We also want to thank the community for your incredible support. The launch of Modern Warfare is only the start. There’s much more to come. – Rob Kostich, president, Activision
Congrats, Infinity Ward and Activision! Let’s hope this means we really won’t see loot boxes for this Call of Duty game.