Call of Duty always sells ridiculously well, doesn't it? Even in an off year, the franchise is typically one of the best-selling releases, with millions of copies shipped worldwide for each title. So, what happens when Modern Warfare returns as most AAA games are pushed to 2023? The best-selling CoD launch ever, as it turns out.
In an Activision statement (via BusinessWire), the company stated that Modern Warfare 2 has delivered more than $800 million in sell-through during its first three days on the market, making it the best opening weekend ever for the franchise.
In comparison, 2019's Modern Warfare Reboot brought in $600 million during the same time period, while the final game of the original trilogy fell just short of $800 million in five days. It's safe to say MW is still as popular as ever!
Johanna Faries, General Manager of Call of Duty, had this to say on the record-breaking launch:
"Thank you, Call of Duty players, for making Modern Warfare II’s launch one for the record books as well as the highest grossing entertainment opening of the year. It is our honour and privilege to deliver such a historic launch weekend for the best fans in the world..."
"As amazing as this opening has been, Call of Duty has much more in store. An unprecedented level of support for the Modern Warfare universe is on the horizon and Warzone 2.0’s launch is right around the corner. It’s an incredible time for the franchise."
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