Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has broken multiple records after surpassing $600 million in sales during its opening weekend alone, edging the previous number posted by Black Ops 4.
Infinity Ward’s revitalized take on Modern Warfare has been a big hit among fans worldwide, with its numbers soaring past previous records set by its predecessors.
Activision Blizzard have announced that the latest iteration to the Call of Duty series has made more than $600 million in its opening weekend — already making it the top-selling game of 2019.
The success off the back the opening weekend sees Modern Warfare soar past both Black Ops 4 and WWII, which both brought in $500 million during their opening weekend — making it the best selling Call of Duty game on current-gen consoles.
Alongside smashing the records of the previous Call of Duty titles, Modern Warfare is the biggest selling digital opening in Activision history, setting a new PS4 record with the highest number of digital pre-orders and most digital sales in the first three days.
Senior Video Games Analyst at Niko Partners, Daniel Ahmad, compared Modern Warfare to previous iterations within the franchise — as Infinity Ward's last release (Infinite Warfare) sits far behind their current title
How does this compare to other COD launches in first 3 days?
Black Ops 4: $500m
IW: Shhh, never existed
Black Ops 3: $550m
Advanced Warfare: No number for 3 days
Ghosts: No number for 3 days
Black Ops 2: $500m (1 day)
MW3: $400m (1 day)
Black Ops: $360m (1 day)
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 30, 2019
In a press release, Activision President, Rob Kostich stated: “Through the first three days, Modern Warfare has more total players and total hours played than any Call of Duty opening release in the last six years. More importantly, our players are having a great time playing.”
This is reflected across all platforms, as Activision have also revealed that that Modern Warfare has become the top-selling Call of Duty title on PC ever.
An increased popularity across all platforms will likely pertain to the new crossplay feature embedded into Modern Warfare, which enables players from all all platforms to interact and do battle on the same server for the first time in Call of Duty history.
Interestingly, Activision's blockbuster launch weekend saw Modern Warfare more than double the opening of box office record holder, Joker, which brought in a staggering $234 million.