8 November 2017 - 18:37

Call of Duty: WWII made over $500 million in record-breaking opening weekend

Twice as many copies of WWII have been sold at launch compared to last year's release.
Image via Activision

Call of Duty: WWII was one of the most highly-anticipated games heading into its launch on Nov. 3—and the numbers from WWII's opening weekend support this claim.

Activision revealed that WWII earned over $500 million in sales over its first three days, according to Charlie Intel. In comparison, WWII made more over these three days than both Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman's opening weekend sales combined, according to Business Wire.

"We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call, with the highest number of players we've ever seen on current gen consoles and PC," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. "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 last year, and setting the day one record for full-game downloads on PlayStation 4."

Hirshberg mentions two other records that WWII broke during its opening weekend. Twice as many copies of WWII were sold at launch compared to last year, which featured Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered.

On launch day, WWII also broke the record for most digital full-game downloads on PS4, according to Hirshberg.

Call of Duty: WWII has been out for less than a week and it's already setting and breaking some ridiculous records. It's safe to say that 2018 should be a good year for Call of Duty.

H/T CharlieIntel and Business Wire

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