Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Has Biggest Weekend In Six Years
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is back and is already off to an exciting start thanks to this year’s soft reboot of the franchise. Since releasing on Friday, the three-day sales for the newest entry in the series is exceeding expectations on all fronts. It’s safe to say this is one of the most anticipated releases this year and the sales show it.
In just three days, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare had more than $600 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release. The title has sold more units in its first three days than any other Call of Duty in this console generation within the same timeframe, ending up as the top-selling premium game of 2019.
“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,” said Activision president Rob Kostich. “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.”
On the PlayStation Network, Modern Warfare set records for the highest digital pre-order and highest three-day digital sales. On PC, Modern Warfare is the top-selling Call of Duty title ever, with sales up over last year’s Black Ops 4.
Sell-through sales figures include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare retail and digital unit sales and revenues, which includes the Defender DLC, which offers in-game items with all proceeds being donated to the Call of Duty Endowment; a non-profit organization for veterans to find jobs are returning home.