Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has garnered numerous records since the game’s release on October 25. The game has had more than $600 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release. Modern Warfare has sold more units in its first three days than any Call of Duty during this generation. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is also the top-selling new premium game release of 2019 and it has established a new record as the #1 top-selling digital opening in Activision history. In its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more than doubled the box office opening of Joker.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare didn’t just break Activision’s records as the game has set new records on the PlayStation Network for the highest digital pre-orders and highest three-day digital sales ever on PlayStation 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has even become the #1 top-selling Call of Duty PC launch ever as its opening weekend PC sales on Battle.net were significantly up over last year.
This means that a lot of people have been playing the game as Rob Kostich, President of Activision noted: “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.”
Activision noted that sell-through figures include retail and digital unit sales and revenues, including sales of the Defender DLC pack, for the opening three-days following the initial launch. The sales figures are based on retail customer sell-through information and Activision data and estimates; Total players and hours played are based on Activision data and the Top-selling new premium release of the year is based on Activision data and internal estimates, excluding free-to-play games.