Call Of Duty Black Ops IV Made $500 Million In 3 Days
Activision today announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 brought in more than $500 million in worldwide sales over the course of its launch weekend. The publisher also noted that the total number of players rose compared to last year, though it didn’t provide any specific numbers. Through its first three days of release, Activision said, “Black Ops IV” set a new Call of Duty franchise record for most combined players, average hours per player and total number of hours played on current general consoles. The combined players across the game’s three modes — multiplayer, zombies, and the battle royale blackout — topped both “Call of Duty WWII” as well as “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3,” Activision said.
Black Ops 4’s launch weekend set new high marks for most combined players, average hours per player, and total hours played on current generation consoles. People have also spent more time watching Black Ops 4 on Twitch through the game’s launch weekend than any other Call of Duty game in a comparable time frame.
The game’s commercial success can be added to its critical acclaim, as reviewers have been generally positive on Black Ops 4’s multiplayer focus and new battle royale game mode, Blackout.
“’Black Ops 4′ is off to a blockbuster start. Our player counts and hours played are up year over year, our viewership on Twitch has set new standards and is showing just how fun Blackout is to play and to watch, and the weekend results yet again put Call of Duty at that highest tier of entertainment,” Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty, said in a prepared statement. “Our digital sales results have been record-breaking across all platforms, and the overall performance strong. We’re really excited about Black Ops 4’s momentum. There’s much more to come, we’re just getting started.”
Activision announced over the weekend that Black Ops 4 set new records for the company as the largest Day 1 digital release ever for Activision. The game also broke PlayStation 4 Store records as the biggest Day 1 digital launch.