After the “disastrous” release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in 2016, some people wondered if the Call of Duty mega-train was beginning to lose steam. Uh, no. It’s still King and Activision wants you to know all about it.
The game amassed over half a billion dollars worldwide in “sell-through” in the first three days alone, breaking first day digital records on the PS4. Wow. Who knew fans wanted boots-on-the-ground gameplay so badly?
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision commented on the COD: WWII’s success.
We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call, with the highest number of players we’ve ever seen on current gen consoles and PC. Call of Duty: WWII returns the franchise to its roots and the results are incredible, selling twice as many units in its opening weekend as last year, and setting the day one record for full-game downloads on PlayStation 4. Our $500 million opening weekend was not only bigger than Thor: Ragnarok’s, it was bigger than the opening weekends of both Thor and Wonder Woman combined. And we’re committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content.
Have you helped stormed the Beaches of Normandy yet? Or did you enroll in other shooters such as Destiny 2, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, or Battlefront II?