The latest instalment in the Call of Duty series, Modern Warfare has broken multiple records not only becoming the best-selling game of 2019 but also the fastest-selling Call of Duty release in history. The game released to some positive feedback taking the series back to its roots with an uncomfortable campaign and intense multiplayer. You can read our review of the game here.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare saw $600 million in sales throughout its first three days making it the most impressive opening weekend for the series in history. The success of its opening weekend also crowns the game the top bestseller of 2019.
Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick shared some thoughts on the massive success of the game;
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF0000″ class=”” size=”19″]”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,” “In its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more than doubled the box office opening of Joker.”[/perfectpullquote]
Activision also claims Modern Warfare is the publisher’s best digital opening to date with the PS4 topping the charts with an all-time highest digital pre-order number. It is also the best Call of Duty PC release in the franchise history.
Previous record-breaking COD entries include Black Ops 4 and WWII which both reported $500 million in the three-day opening weekend. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare slashed all previous franchise sales and will continue to grow as the game gets older.
Some facts about the game’s record-breaking numbers;
- Modern Warfare is not the top-selling premium game release of 2019
- Sold more units in its first three days than another other entry in the series
- Biggest selling digital opening weekend in Activision history
- Highest PS4 digital sales
- Biggest PC launch ever
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