Modern Warfare had the most successful launch of any Call of Duty of this generation

Keshav Bhat

Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has had the most successful launch weekend out any Call of Duty title on this console generation.

Modern Warfare generated more than $600 million in its first three days, beating out both Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Call of Duty: WWII – the previous two best selling Call of Duty’s on this generation.

Activision also says that Modern Warfare’s opening weekend has more than “doubled” the box office opening of this year’s Joker movie.

Activision’s Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® had more than $600 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release. The title has sold more units in its first three days than any other Call of Duty® game sold in its first three days in this console generation, and is the top-selling new premium game release of 2019. Modern Warfare also established a new record as the #1 top-selling digital opening in Activision history. With its blockbuster launch, in its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more than doubled the box office opening of Joker.

Activision stated that Modern Warfare was the biggest digital release in Activision’s history, and the company said that the game set new records on the PS4 store for the most downloads in its opening weekend.

Modern Warfare set new records on the PlayStation Network for the highest digital pre-orders and highest three-day digital sales ever on PlayStation 4. Modern Warfare also has become the #1 top-selling Call of Duty PC launch ever, as opening weekend PC sales on Blizzard® were significantly up over last year.

“Call of Duty is once again the top selling new premium game of the year, proving the enduring nature of the franchise across console, PC, mobile, and esports,” said Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s Chief Executive Officer. “In its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more than doubled the box office opening of Joker.”

“Through the first three days, Modern Warfare has more total players and total hours played than any Call of Duty opening release in the last six years. More importantly, our players are having a great time playing,” said Rob Kostich, president, Activision. “Congratulations to Infinity Ward and all our teams involved on an incredible game and its spectacular launch. We also want to thank the community for your incredible support. The launch of Modern Warfare is only the start. There’s much more to come.”

In comparison with previous Call of Duty games this generation, Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 generated $500 million in revenue in their opening weekends respectively.

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