If it feels like all of your friends are playing “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” this weekend, you’re not alone. The new title has sold more than $500 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release, with an overall increase in total number of players over last year.
According to Activision, through the game’s first three days of release, Black Ops 4 set a new Call of Duty franchise record for most combined players, average hours per player and total number of hours played, on current generation consoles. The combined number of Black Ops 4 players across its three modes of play during those first three days tops both last year’s Call of Duty: WWII, as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (single player, multiplayer and zombies), respectively, for the same period of time.
The first Call of Duty release on Blizzard Battle.net, Black Ops 4 on PC continues to be significantly above last year, as the number of players is more than double year over year through its first three days.
Additionally, based on minutes watched, the title delivered the highest level of viewership through launch weekend on Twitch in franchise history.
The Standard and Digital Standard Edition can be found here on Amazon for $59. The Mystery Box Collector’s Edition can be found here on Amazon for $199. The Digital Deluxe Enhanced Edition with Black Ops Pass and more can be found here on Amazon for $129. The Digital Deluxe Edition with Black Ops Pass and more can be found here on Amazon for $99. The Pro Edition is at Gamestop for for $119.
“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,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty. “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.”
Following its launch last Friday, Black Ops 4 already established a new day one record on PlayStation for digital full game sales on PlayStation Store, globally; and also became the best-selling Activision Xbox One digital game on day one, globally. Through its first three days, PC digital sales and active players are up significantly from last year.