Call of Duty: WWII went back to its roots with the latest installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise and fans rewarded Activision handsomely for their wise decision.
Call of Duty: WWII’s three-day opening weekend was a record-breaking one for the game bringing in $500 million in worldwide sales. That’s twice as many as last years version Infinite Warfare which was not that popular with fans but still was the number one shooter out.
COD: WWII also had a total connected users on current consoles and PC and was set a record on PlayStation 4 for day one digital full game sales.
Heres what Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg had to say about the record-breaking weekend:
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.
That’s an incredible feat when your game defeats both the God of Thunder and DC’s mightiest hero in one weekend. Also let’s not forget with the holiday season quickly approaching they will be selling, even more, copies of the game. Plus the added content hasn’t even been released yet, but it’s very clear Call of Duty fans were very excited that the franchise ditched the confines of space and went to the beaches of Normandy.
For more info on Call of Duty and to purchase a copy if you haven’t done so already head over to Activision’s official site.