New Call of Duty Doubles CoD4's First Week Sales

By Chris Faylor, Nov 18, 2008 8:25am PST Treyarch's wartime shooter Call of Duty: World at War has more than doubled the week-one UK sales of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4, GamesIndustry reports.

World at War arrived at retailers last week, hitting two more platforms--PS2 and Wii--than Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which was released on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS. The PS2 edition of CoD:WaW was developed by Rebellion, while n-Space handled the DS editions of both CoD4 and CoD:WaW.

As GamesIndustry and UK sales-tracking firm GfK Chart-Track did not provide a specific per-console breakdown of World at War's sales figures, the effect those additional platforms had on its retail performance is not yet known.

After Infinity Ward created the first two Call of Duty entries, Treyarch was brought on to co-develop the series as part of publisher Activision's "leapfrog strategy" for annual releases. Treyarch handled Call of Duty 3 while IW prepped CoD4, with the series creator presently working on Call of Duty 6 for a 2009 release.

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  • This is pretty much COD4 (in terms of gameplay, which I find excellent). Since COD4 campaign was rather on the short side, it left players longing for more :)

    And here it is... Different setting, but core gameplay all the same.

    I wonder though why they never did any COD4 DLC. Like extra campaign, some 3 missions or whatever, about 1 hour to play - would be cool.

    As for COD perpetually reincarnating - might be good, especially if the multiplayer evolves accordingly. Cool and very cinematic (feels like a movie, doesn't it?) single and awesome multi and it's a win combo.