Call Of Duty: WWII Sales Double Infinite Warfare To Break Huge Records

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Call Of Duty: WWII made $500 million during its opening weekend, and Activision has pledged to support the game with more content in the months ahead. Call Of Duty: WWII is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Activision/Sledgehammer Games

Call Of Duty: WWII sales are breaking all sorts of records. In a new press release from Activision, the publisher revealed its World War II shooter managed to double the sales of last year’s controversial Infinite Warfare, with highest all-time digital sales on PS4. In total the title made $500 million in its first weekend.

But those aren’t the only stats Activision was thrilled to provide. Without getting into specifics, the publisher also revealed WWII has the highest peak concurrents for the franchise across PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Simply put, Call Of Duty: WWII appears to be on a path for major success, and company executives couldn’t be happier. “We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call,” CEO Eric Hirshberg said of the stunning results. “Our $500 million opening weekend was not only bigger than Thor: Ragnarok's, it was bigger than the opening weekends of both Thor and Wonder Woman combined.” While it’s easier to make money off a $60 game than a $10 movie ticket, that bullet point is still fairly impressive.

With a large and passionate audience to provide for, Hirshberg said the development team at Sledgehammer Games is “committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content.” That new content, of course, includes the The Resistance expansion pack recently teased during Paris Games Week. The first major content drop is set to debut Jan. 30 on PS4.

WWII is certainly off to a strong start, but there are still some bugs that need fixing. With so many players trying to access the game at once, server performance across all platforms remains spotty. In fact, the brand new Headquarters social hub had to be completely disabled just to cope with the increased load. In some ways that’s a good problem to have, but it must be fixed fairly quickly for players to stay engaged.

The story wasn’t quite as positive when Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare debuted around this same time last year. Despite being one of the best-selling games of the year, its launch numbers faltered heavily compared to prior juggernaut sequels like Black Ops 3. It was immediately clear that gamers were tired of the franchise’s future-focused settings. Now that the narrative has gone back to World War II, fans are very ready to hop back in.

Call Of Duty: WWII is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Are you surprised Call Of Duty: WWII launch sales have doubled Infinite Warfare’s? How are you coping with server issues? Tell us in the comments section!

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