After a highly anticipated launch on October 28, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II broke its previous sales record in just 3 days. The popular first-person shooter game quickly achieved $800 million in sales, easily making it the biggest entertainment release in 2022. Activision-Blizzard, the game’s publisher, announced the title had the largest launch in the history of the franchise, beating previous records set in 2011.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Sales Records
Upon its release, Modern Warfare II instantly started breaking records. According to a tweet made by PlayStation, Modern Warfare II had the largest store launch ever for a Call of Duty game. The game sold millions of pre-orders and many fans purchased the game as soon as it became available.Read More »
While there are a record-breaking number of sales, data also shows that fans are playing the game longer. Infinity Ward, the game’s developer, recently announced the game broke their record for unique players and hours played.
Previous Call of Duty Records
The previous record for best Call of Duty launch was Modern Warfare 3. The title sold 6.5 million copies upon its United States and United Kingdom launches, earning $400 million within 24 hours. 1.5 million people bought the game at midnight on release day at 13,000 shops. Within 5 days of the game’s global release, it grossed over $775 million.
What is Call of Duty?
Call of Duty is a series of games that launches players into various fighting scenarios. Modern Warfare II is an immersive combat experience with realistic, high-quality gameplay. The series has gotten progressively more innovative since its first release in 2003 and now features an advanced AI system, better gun handling, a sandbox mode, and more.
How to Get Modern Warfare II
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II is available on a wide range of platforms, including PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. The game includes several different modes including a single-player campaign, a narrative-driven Special Ops mode, and multi-player combat. Cross-platform online play is available.
What’s Next for the Call of Duty Franchise?
The immensely popular franchise has a lot of plans for new games and content. Because of its supportive fan base, the development team isn’t slowing down. The next game available in the series will be Warzone 2.0, a free game set to release on November 16. Call of Duty’s official website also states they will be offering additional free content following the launch of Modern Warfare II including seasonal events and new maps.
Like Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0, fans are anticipating more releases on Windows, PlayStation, and Xbox. While there hasn’t been an announcement for a new title game in 2023, fans can expect a continuous stream of new content.
The Call of Duty franchise has released a new game every year since 2005. In addition to multiple console and PC releases, the series has released several popular mobile games, including Call of Duty Mobile, which surpassed more than 35 million downloads on iOS and Android.