Modern Warfare Has The Best Opening Weekend Of Any Call Of Duty Game

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The game has been getting some good impressions since its official launch.
The game has been getting some good impressions since its official launch. Activision Blizzard

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been successful in topping $600 million in sales during its first three days of release. The announcement was made by publisher Activision Blizzard, further stating that this is the highest-selling game in all of the Call of Duty franchise on this console generation.

In case you did not know, the generation’s previous high point for the series was not really impressive. In fact, it was only Black Ops 3 of 2015, which saw sales of about $550 million in its first three days. The more recent titles, Black Ops 4 (2018) and Call of Duty: World War 2 (2017), only had sales of around $500 million in their first three days of launch.

It holds true that Modern Warfare has sales numbers backing up its blockbuster status. However, these figures are not really enough to make it the most successful entry in the entire Call of Duty franchise. However, it is safe to assume that it did manage to topple Black Ops 2's sales in 2012, which sold a whopping $500 million in its first day of release.

Modern Warfare 3, on the other hand, was also successful in selling over $400 million in its first 24 hours. In the past, the company has revealed day-one sales when Call of Duty launches were on a Tuesday. But ever since the series got shifted to a Friday release, Activision has gone with three-day totals instead.

Activision also deemed the new game as the series’ No. 1-selling PC launch of all time. While the company has every right to say so – and it might just actually be true – it is still worth noting that the release of Black Ops 4 last year was the first time the series launched on Blizzard’s Battle.Net. Plus, it acquired more attention from its developers than previous PC versions in the series.

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