Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Has $600M Opening Weekend

Activision announces the recent launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has raked in over $600 million in revenue in just three days. They call this the top-selling new premium release of the year, the biggest-selling digital opening in Activision history, and the biggest-ever Call of Duty launch for PC. They also note this once again compares favorably to a Hollywood blockbuster, saying the military shooter sequel's take outstripped the box office take of the number one movie of the moment:
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® were significantly up over last year.
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Oct 30, 2019, 17:32
Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Has $600M Opening Weekend Oct 30, 2019, 17:32
Oct 30, 2019, 17:32
I confess, I purchased this title (on PC). I haven't purchased a Call of Duty since Modern Warfare (original), and that's one of the reasons I bought this. I also wanted a fulfilling single player game that I could get through in a weekend and wasn't going to take 40+ hours which I just don't have at the moment (I'm sorry Outer Worlds, you look great though).

Modern Warfare (original) single player was fantastic (imho). Interesting story and characters, so when this came out - and it wasn't a remaster-of-the-remaster, I thought I'd get it.

While the game is well produced, it falls far short of its spiritual predecessor. I got through the entire campaign on Veteran difficulty in ~6 hours. The story was lacklustre and the only character I can recall is Captain Price and that's mainly because he was in the original 'Modern Warfare'.

The story is just bad with a terrible ending that involves (*spoiler*): the death of one of your squad for absolutely no reason. You've cleared the entire facility of bad guys and yet he announces over the com in the ending cut-scene he's not going to make it ... not only does it make no sense - the logical equivalent of deliberately sacrificing yourself to demolish a derelict building - no one on your team bats an eyelid, it's also too short and the missions are uninteresting.

Compared to the heart thumping tempo of the original this is a poor imitation and a good reason Activision won't be seeing any further purchases of the series from me.
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