It turns out that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has had an extremely successful opening weekend, raking in over $600 million in sell-through worldwide in just the first three days of its release.
According to a news release from Activison, the game has sold more units in its first three days than any other Call of Duty game has in its first three days in this console generation.
It’s also currently the top-selling new premium game release of 2019 and has a new record as the #1 top-selling digital opening in all of Activision’s history.
In a bit of a strange comparison, Activision also wants to point out that Modern Warfare has more than doubled the box office opening of Joker. Something something society.
That’s not all, though! Modern Warfare has also set new records on the PlayStation Network for the highest digital pre-orders and highest three-day digital sales ever on PlayStation 4. It’s also the #1 top-selling Call of Duty PC launch ever.
Activision President Rob Kostich issued the following statement:
“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. Congratulations to Infinity Ward and all our teams involved on an incredible game and its spectacular launch. We also want to thank the community for your incredible support. The launch of Modern Warfare is only the start. There’s much more to come.”
Despite backlash after the game’s narrative bizarrely chose to pin US war crimes on Russia and the game kept crashing Xbox One X consoles, Modern Warfare is still sitting pretty at the top of the charts. It’s probably for good reason too – a solid campaign and a delightful absence of extra monetisation earned the game a nice 8/10 in the Official MSPoweruser review.