According to a report on VGC, Call of Duty: Vanguard saw the worst UK launch sales for the franchise in 14 years, with figures down 40% compared to last year’s offering, Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War.
That means Call of Duty: Vanguard was outperformed by every Call of Duty game after Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which is the only game to have sold fewer copies in its opening week than Vanguard. Furthermore, Sledgehammer Games’ WWII shooter sold almost 200% fewer copies in its opening weekend than Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010), which gave the series its record launch numbers.
Call of Duty: Vanguard’s performance may have been hindered due to the fact it launched in a console hardware transition, and is facing stiff competition from Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042.
In addition, Call of Duty Warzone has attracted a lot of fans into the battle royal landscape, and it’s free to download too, meaning folk may not be willing to fork out for a premium series entry at this point.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is now available for PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.
[Source – VGC]