Activision announced today that their recently released Call of Duty: WWII has sold extremely well, doubling the opening sales of Infinite Warfare worldwide in that same period a year ago. On PlayStation 4, Call of Duty: WWII set a record as the best selling digital full game by units sold on its first day of availability.
Most studios will tout specific sales numbers, but Activision likes to talk about opening weekends because it lets them compare their launches to Hollywood movies. 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.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare saw huge backlash over its decision to take the shooter series to space and sold poorer than previous entries as a result. It is completely amplified by the capabilities of new technology, innovations, higher graphics fidelity and it is Call Of Duty: "WWII like you've never seen before".More news: Fox and Disney discuss possible media merger
There's no question that gamers and publisher Activision were disappointed with the 2016 launch of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
In a press release, Activision has announced that Call of Duty: WWII sales totaled over half a billion dollars over three days! "And we're committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content".
Call of Duty: WWII was one of the most highly-anticipated games heading into its launch on November 3-and the numbers from WWII's opening weekend support this claim. Call of Duty: WWII focuses on the actions of a squad from 1944 to 1945, but will also touch on events from 1940 to 1944 to help set the stage for the narrative and establish the characters.