Activision: Record Numbers for COD: WWII, $500M in First Three Days of Sell-Through, 2X Units over Last Year
Activision just announced that Call of Duty WWII has surpassed more than $500 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release, topping the popular theatrical box office openings of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and DC’s Wonder Woman combined, according to company estimates shared via press release.
On Sony’s PlayStation 4 console, 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 globally when compared to Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty Infinite Warfare.
Activions also added that the game reached the highest total connected users on current generation consoles and PC in Call of Duty history. Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision, provided the following statement:
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.
The figures shared 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 the first day of availability.
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