Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has given the series its most successful opening weekend of this generation, with 600 million dollars in sales in the first three days. According to Activision, the game has sold more copies in the first three days than any other iteration of the series released on this generation of hardware.
Modern Warfare set records on the PlayStation 4, as the highest number of digital pre-orders, and the highest number of three-day digital sales on the console, ever. On PC, the game had it’s best-ever opening three days in series history.
“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,” said Rob Kostich, president, Activision. “Congratulations to Infinity Ward and all our teams involved in an incredible game and its spectacular launch. We also want to thank the community for your incredible support. The launch of Modern Warfare is only the start. There’s much more to come.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare released to strong reviews, and praise for the singleplayer campaign, although some players have reported issues with the multiplayer component. Infinity Ward has been hard at work, released multiple patches over the first couple of days to try and fix as many issues as possible. One large selling point for the game is the use of Crossplay, a feature that allows players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC to all play together in the same lobby.
With such large sales in the first three days, and such great success for the series at this point, it is safe to assume that Infinity Ward will get their wish, and a sequel game will be on the way.