Every year, regardless of the community feedback, Call of Duty manages to break some form of sales record whether it’s the opening week or overall haul. After a rather successful launch, which is my understatement for the day, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has broken the $600 million mark – more than Black Ops 4. Let’s see what other records lie in tatters.
Bearing this number in mind, it’s now officially the best-selling title of 2019 instantly – think of all the titles which have been released across the year, especially those released in January, with lower sales than a game a few days old. So; what are the contributing factors to the success it’s found? Firstly, the digital support has drastically improved as an instalment in the franchise; resulting in the setting of a new record on PS4 for the highest amount of pre-orders and most digital sales ever too. These impressive figures are reportedly overshadowing the 6 past years, as Activision President, Rob Kostich was proud to announce:
‘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”.Rob Kostich – Activisinon President
Speaking of digital support, Modern Warfare has become the bestselling Call of Duty on PC too – that’s the last record broken, I promise.
We’ve all seen this time and time again though as the notion of a ‘honeymoon’ period in gaming is established, highly associated with the Call of Duty franchise – as the game’s life cycle progresses, updates are required to maintain the community. While some iterations have succeeded and some have failed in this aspect, it’ll be up to Activision to keep the community in good spirits.
One pathway to do so is none other than esports. Professionals have expressed mixed reviews thus far, with regards to the experience; as the CoD World League will soon be upon us!
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