It’s Call of Duty season.
Activision’s ever-prominent Call of Duty franchise shattered previous sales records with Modern Warfare II. The game, which was released on Oct. 28, crossed the $1 billion sell-through mark in 10 days, beating the previous 15-day record set by Black Ops 2 in 2012.
“The incredible momentum driving Modern Warfare II is a direct reflection of the energy and passion of the Call of Duty community,” says Johanna Faries, general manager, Call of Duty. “As we look ahead to an unprecedented level of support for Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0’s launch next week, we are motivated to deliver again for the best player community in the world.”
The game is available on Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. It has reportedly already had 200 million hours of play and 1 billion matches from players over these platforms.
Activision Blizzard is entering the holiday season with a number of new game releases, with Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch 2 having released Oct. 5, Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 planned for release Nov. 16, and Blizzard’s new WoW expansion, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, expected Nov. 28. The company is likely hoping to maintain the upward momentum of their most well-known franchises with regular new content.