Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Victory Day for Call of Duty: WW2, Launch Sales Top $500 Million

Victory Day for Call of Duty: WW2, Launch Sales Top $500 Million

"At the end of the day it just didn't feel enough like Call Of Duty".

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But the team at Activision, who had seen Call of Duty's meteoric growth since it's inception 15 years ago, sensed that fans in 2017 would desire a return to the title's roots; historical gameplay set in the WWII era, which all of the first 6 titles in the series had been set. In comparison, it sold twice as many units at launch compared to last year's Infinite Warfare. Call of Duty: WWII's new Headquarters social hub, which allows gamers to interact and even watch others open lootboxes, and the new Nazi Zombies multiplayer mode are paying off quite well: these modes pulled in more connected users on consoles and PC than any other Call of Duty game. “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 a year ago, and setting the day one record for full-game downloads on PlayStation 4. It is completely amplified by the capabilities of new technology, innovations, higher graphics fidelity and it is Call Of Duty: "WWII like you've never seen before". The games industry overall makes more money than the movie industry and it seems that the Call of Duty: WW2 launch is yet another example of this. It takes place in the European theater of conflict, at a time when the Allied forces were finally starting to gather strength on their march into Germany. This is an awesome feat nonetheless, and kudos to Sledgehammer Games for making bank. But publisher Activision has now revealed some numbers that highlight exactly how well the World War 2-set shooter is performing.

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