Game developers Activision announced on 8th November 2017 that their latest release, first person shooter Call of Duty WWII had surpassed over $500 million in sales worldwide. This news came 5 days after the title’s release on the 3rd of November for the Play Station 4, Xbox One, and Windows.
The sales only amount for the first three days (or the weekend) and are greater than the weekend sales made by Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman COMBINED. However this can be overlooked considering a full price console game retails for a lot higher than an average movie ticket.
This must be a huge relief for Activision considering the last instalment in the Call of Duty Series, 2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare had only managed to make half of what WWII made in its first three days of availability.
Infinite Warfare was criticized by long time fans and community members alike for drifting away from the classic first person shooter feel that was present in previous Call of Duty games. Despite of receiving massive backlash, Infinite Warfare still managed to sell 1.8 million copies in its first week.
Call of Duty: WWII also smashed a PlayStation 4 record and became the “best –selling digital full game”, as measured from the amount of units sold on the first day of availability. The announcement, which was made by CEO of Activision, Eric Hirshberg also stated that the developers will work towards supporting the community and keep bringing new content to the game.
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