Call of Duty WWII conquers as Sledgehammer smashes records

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Activision, in a press release on Wednesday, announced their latest installment of the multi-million selling mega-franchise, Call of Duty: WWII, has surpassed over $500 million in sales in just its first three days.

The sales figures account for worldwide sell-through, including digital and retail, across PlayStation 4, Xbox (One X and One), and PC.

Also, in an impressive feat for digital sales, on the PS4 it set the record for day one best-selling digital full game, measured by units sold, keeping in pace with overall unit sales doubling year-over-year globally.

The return to Call of Duty’s roots has also resulted in the highest total connection of players on current-gen consoles and PC in the series’ history. With its enthralling and grim personal narrative campaign, multiplayer which returns to its boots-on-the-ground gameplay, and the always fun Nazi zombies mode, fans of the series and new players alike have been attracted to it worldwide.

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Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision, had this to say of the monumental achievement:

“We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call with the highest number of players we’ve ever seen on current gen consoles and PC. Call of Duty:WWII returns the franchise to its roots and the results are incredible, selling twice as many units in its opening weekend as last year and setting the day one record for full-game downloads on PlayStation 4.”

Mr. Hirshberg also went on to point out that the half a billion opening weekend was bigger than both the combined opening weekends of Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman combined.

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 “We’re committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content.” He said in closing.

It seems that even a 9GB day one patch and launch day server connection issues aren’t enough to keep this Panzermörder of a franchise down.