Call of Duty: WWII's launch brings in $500 million, doubling Infinite Warfare

Activision's Call of Duty®: WWII has surpassed more than $500 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release, topping popular theatrical box office openings Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman combined, according to company estimates. In addition to that, the digital PlayStation 4 version of the game set the record for highest number of copies sold on its first day for all full PS4 games.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has revealed that developers Sledgehammer Games had planned to release a sequel to their 2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in 2017. “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 previous year, and setting the day one record for full-game downloads on PlayStation 4. In a press release sent to GamesBeat, Activision notes that this opening tops the starting weekends for Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman combined. "And we're committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content". Players will enlist in the conflict by selecting from five iconic World War II Divisions, in a fundamentally new way to invest in your multiplayer career.

Call of Duty: WWII apparently includes more historical references than just those from WWII with the game having a challenging "nuke" killstreak alluding back to one of the best games from the series.

The game has only been available for three days.

There are more records that Call of Duty WW2 sales are breaking.

Compared to the nuke that was present in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, you might find yourself a bit less impressed with this one as opposed to its predecessor.

  • Joey Payne