Well it shouldn’t be a big surprise, but Modern Warfare is a hit. A very, big hit. Activision announced this morning some of the early sales figures from the weekend and they are highly impressive. The highlights:
Top-Selling New Premium Game Release of 2019 with more than $600 million in sell-through
Biggest Selling Digital Opening in Activision History
Set PS4 Record with Highest Digital Sales in First Three Days
Sold More Units in First Three Days Than Any Other Call of Duty Three Day Opening in this Console Generation
- Biggest Call of Duty PC Launch Ever
They then released the following official statement:
“Activision’s Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® had more than $600 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release. The title has sold more units in its first three days than any other Call of Duty® game sold in its first three days in this console generation, and is the top-selling new premium game release of 2019. Modern Warfare also established a new record as the #1 top-selling digital opening in Activision history. With its blockbuster launch, in its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more than doubled the box office opening of Joker.
Modern Warfare set new records on the PlayStation Network for the highest digital pre-orders and highest three-day digital sales ever on PlayStation 4. Modern Warfare also has become the #1 top-selling Call of Duty PC launch ever, as opening weekend PC sales on Blizzard Battle.net® were significantly up over last year.
“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,” said Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s Chief Executive Officer. “In its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more than doubled the box office opening of Joker.”
“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,” said Rob Kostich, president, Activision. “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.”
Call of Duty is an absolute monster year over year and with the hype of Modern Warfare, and its campaign, returning, this is really not a big surprise. We’re certainly enjoying the hell out of it!