Activision achieves new opening sales record for Call of Duty franchise

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The recently released Call of Duty (COD) Modern Warfare has made record-breaking earnings in the first weekend of the game with more than $800 million in ‘sales through’ within the first three days according to reports from Business Wire.

The game has beaten all the opening weekends of the biggest movies of 2022, earning more than movies Top Gun: Maverick and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness combined. It is also the number one in all COD launches after having the biggest beta test for the game.

The new COD game also surpassed its predecessor released in 2019 which made about $600 million in its first three days.

The CEO of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick said, “Thank you to our talented team that has created magic through extraordinary artistry and technology, and to the global community of players who find joy and connection through Call of Duty. This milestone belongs to them.”

General Manager of Call of Duty, Johanna Faries said, “Thank you, Call of Duty players, for making Modern Warfare II’s launch one for the record books as well as the highest-grossing entertainment opening of the year.”

It is our honour and privilege to deliver such a historic launch weekend for the best fans in the world. As amazing as this opening has been, Call of Duty has much more in store. An unprecedented level of support for the Modern Warfare universe is on the horizon and Warzone 2.0’s launch is right around the corner. It’s an incredible time for the franchise.” he added.

All this does not mean there are no problems with the game as few users have reported false bans. The company has said that they are committed to providing the best gaming experience to its players and working on resolving all the issues in the upcoming months.