Call of Duty: Modern Warfare earned more than $600 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release, publisher Activision and developer Infinity Ward announced. It sold more units in its first three days than any other Call of Duty game sold in its first three days in this console generation, and is the biggest selling new “premium game” release of 2019. It was also the biggest selling digital opening in Activision history.
On PlayStation Network, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare set new records for highest digital pre-orders and highest three-day digital sales ever on PlayStation 4. It was also the biggest selling Call of Duty PC launch ever, with opening weekend PC sales on Battle.net “significantly up” over Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII in 2018.
“Call of Duty is once again the top selling new premium game of the year, proving the enduring nature of the franchise across console, PC, mobile, and esports,” said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick in a press release. “In its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more than doubled the box office opening of Joker.”
Activision president Rob Kostich added, “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.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25.