Friday, 24 November, 2017

Activision's Call of Duty Sees $500 Million in Opening Weekend

Activision's Call of Duty Sees $500 Million in Opening Weekend Activision's Call of Duty Sees $500 Million in Opening Weekend
Theresa Hayes | 08 November, 2017, 18:40

In addition to the core Multiplayer experience available for hands-on gameplay at E3, players will also play War Mode, developed in partnership with Raven Software, a narrative-based mode pitting Allied versus Axis soldiers in team-driven battles for key strategic objectives. Through stunning visuals and intense audio, players storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, march across France to liberate Paris and ultimately push forward into Germany in some of the most monumental battles of all-time. It seems the change in direction has been very popular as the game has been very successful in just the few days its been out.

Activision announced today weekend sales for Call of Duty: WW2 surpassed $500 million worldwide. In a press release sent to GamesBeat, Activision notes that this opening tops the starting weekends for Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman combined.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said, "We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call, with the highest number of players we've ever seen on current gen consoles and PC".

Call of Duty: WWII is one of the most anticipated games of the year and was released last Friday.

Call of Duty: WWII's peak concurrent player count is five times higher than the series' last outing. "And we're committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content".

Call of Duty: WWII already dominated the United Kingdom charts, making it all the way to the top, but now Activision has revealed just how well it did worldwide.

Call of Duty WW2 was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 3rd.