Golden days are back: Modern Warfare 2 made $1 billion in 10 days

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II has generated over $1 billion in sales in just 10 days of its... Shubh | 7. November 2022

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II has generated over $1 billion in sales in just 10 days of its release, shattering all previous sales records for the franchise.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, the most recent game in the popular CoD series, has reached $1 billion in sales since its release on October 28. This comes after the studio revealed that the game’s initial three days of release saw sales of $800 million. With this incredible accomplishment, Activision’s latest game has surpassed the previous mark set by Call of Duty: Black Ops II in 2012, which reached $1 billion in 15 days. Modern Warfare II, a sequel to the 2019 title Modern Warfare, incorporates popular characters into fresh narratives that are set in the modern moment.

According to the announcement, fans have played more than 200 million hours of the game and battled in more than 1 billion matches on consoles and PC. Recently, Sony revealed that the launch of Modern Warfare for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles has become the biggest ever on the digital storefront, with both day-one sales and preorders contributing to the accomplishment.

While this achievement is impressive for Activision and the Call of Duty franchise, the numbers are not as high as those of Grand Theft Auto V, which crossed $800 million in just 24 hours and $1 billion in three days. After its initial release in 2013, the masterpiece created by Rockster Games has continued to dominate sales charts nearly ten years later, with 170 million units sold globally as of August 2022. According to a Statista analysis, Minecraft continues to hold the record of selling the most copies, with 200 million copies sold by 2020.

Modern Warfare II puts Call of Duty’s sales back on track

Call of Duty consistently tops the developer’s sales charts, but after Call of Duty Vanguard’s lackluster performance in 2021, concerns have been raised regarding the franchise’s future. However, this great number will give the franchise confidence and possibly give the go-ahead for the next iteration of the franchise, Warzone 2.0, which is scheduled to release the following week. The Modern Warfare 2 battle pass will launch alongside Warzone 2 on November 16. 

Both the new sequels will share battle pass progression beginning with the release of Season 1. The success of Modern Warfare will certainly be noted by regulators as well, who are debating whether to reject Microsoft’s prospective $68.7 billion merger with Activision-Blizzard. Regulators in Britain have closely examined the merger because it could potentially limit competition in the video game market if Microsoft eventually decides to block Call of Duty’s access to rival platforms.

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