the success of Call of Duty: WWII
, saying their
military shooter sequel earned over half-a-billion dollars during its three-day
launch weekend. They make a favorable apples-to-oranges comparison to the
launches of recent blockbuster films, and say it sold twice as many units as
last year's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launch, so presumably nobody is
about player counts
. Here's word:
Activision’s Call of Duty®: WWII has
surpassed more than $500 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three
days of release, topping popular theatrical box office openings Thor: Ragnarok
and Wonder Woman combined, according to company estimates.
On PlayStation®4, Call of Duty: WWII set a record as the best-selling digital
full game by units sold on its first day of availability. Overall unit sales at
launch doubled year-over-year globally.
The gripping, personal narrative, boots-on-the-ground multiplayer and terrifying
nazi zombies mode attracted players worldwide resulting in the highest total
connected users on current generation consoles and PC in Call of Duty® history.
"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,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “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.”
Figures include Call of Duty: WWII retail and digital sell-through, and reported
movie sales, each for the opening three-days following initial launch, according
to publicly-available data, retail customer sell-through information and
internal Activision estimates. Digital downloads of Call of Duty: WWII is based
on unit sell-through on first day of availability.