Victory Day for Call of Duty: WW2, Launch Sales Top $500 Million

With a return to roots comes great success for Call of Duty as Activision reveals a handful of milestones achieved during launch weekend.

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It looks like Call of Duty's return to form has struck a chord with the popular shooter's wavering audience. After a significant drop-off in sales performance for last year's Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: WW2 has the series returning to form by scoring over half a billion in sales in its opening weekend.

Call of Duty: WWII strips down the experience that had become quite chaotic in recent releases and took the series back to its roots. This has resulted in twice as many units be sold at launch as last year, over $500 million in sales, and a day one record for digital sales on PS4. 

"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, in the press release for the news. “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.”

Check out our Review In Progress of Call of Duty: WW2 and keep your eyes peeled for the full review in the near future.

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    November 8, 2017 9:50 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Victory Day for Call of Duty: WW2, Launch Sales Top $500 Million

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      November 8, 2017 9:59 AM

      Damb

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      November 8, 2017 10:36 AM

      I didn't get a chance to play the beta, but I saw a video of their multiplayer social hub area and it looked awesome.

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        November 8, 2017 10:46 AM

        its kind of broken at the moment, but definitely a cool idea.

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      November 8, 2017 10:52 AM

      BUT I THOUGHT EVERYONE PUBG NUMBER ONE!

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      November 8, 2017 10:54 AM

      The MP in this game was really generic and the maps pretty lame. Hopefully the SP is much better that's the only reason it would be worth it.

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        November 8, 2017 11:43 AM

        I enjoyed the MP beta a lot. But I'm not buying it, because the game's going to be dead in a few months, and €45 from cdkeys is still too much considering that.