Publisher Activision and developer Infinity Ward have announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare earned more than $600 million in sell-through worldwide in the first three days on sale.
That figure makes it the biggest opening for any Call of Duty title this entire generation for the first three days. It is also now the biggest selling “premium game” of 2019 and the biggest selling digital opening in Activision’s history. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare also set new records on the PlayStation Network for highest digital pre-orders and highest three-day digital sales on PlayStation 4. It was the biggest selling Call of Duty PC launch ever as well. Here is what Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick had to say about the performance:
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. 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 the following:
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.