Three-Day Opening Weekend Over $500 Million in Worldwide Sales
Activision's World War II Epic Sells Twice as Many Units at Launch as
Call of Duty's Highest Total Connected Users on Current Generation
Consoles and PC
Sets PlayStation 4 Day One Record for Digital Full Game Sales
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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
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.
Call of Duty: WWII is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore,
Intense Violence, Strong Language) and is now available for
PlayStation®4, Xbox One X and Xbox One. For PC fans, the game is also
now available on Steam. The title is published by Activision
Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard
and developed by Sledgehammer Games with additional development support
from Raven Software. For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com,
or follow @CallofDuty
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