Thu November 09 2017

Call of Duty: WWII rakes in $500 million in first three days

by Charlie Fripp, ESPN

Even though it has had its ups and down over the years, the Call of Duty franchise has remained one of the most popular first-person shooter titles for many years.

The latest installment has seemingly further cemented its place in the gaming market, as Activision announced today that Call of Duty: WWII has surpassed more than $500 million in sell-through worldwide. And that is only in the first three days.

The company also revealed that on PlayStation 4, it set a record as the best-selling digital full game by units sold on its first day of availability.

“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 a press statement.

“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.”