Call of Duty: WWII's launch brings in $500 million, doubling Infinite Warfare


"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", said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision, in the press release for the news.

Call of Duty: WW2 is a hit, and became such after just three days of availability. Twice as many copies of WWII were sold at launch compared to a year ago, which featured Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered. This has resulted in twice as many units be sold at launch as past year, over $500 million in sales, and a day one record for digital sales on PS4. In Call of Duty: WWII, you won't be ending the games right away with the V2 Rocket killstreak, but you'll still do some serious damage as shown towards the end of the PwnStarz video shown below, assuming you can meet the requirements. To put that in comparison, that is twice the combined box office performance of Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok during their opening three-day weekends.

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Call of Duty: WWII apparently includes more historical references than just those from WWII with the game having a challenging "nuke" killstreak alluding back to one of the best games from the series.

WWII also set a PlayStation 4 record for first day digital sales for a full game. The games industry overall makes more money than the movie industry and it seems that the Call of Duty: WW2 launch is yet another example of this. Join the Airborne Division, the first to the fight, where you move fast and stay quiet; the Mountain Division, where a sharp shooter focus is precise and deadly; the Infantry Division as the tip of the spear; the Armored Division, which brings the heaviest firepower; or the Expeditionary Force who is packing heat with incendiary shells.