Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII Launches With Digital Sales Records!

Treyarch‘s FPS has broken records for both Activision and PlayStation, and the publisher thinks more people have played with Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII than with last year’s WWII on launch day.

Until now, Activision‘s biggest launch-day digital seller was Destiny 2, but Treyarch has taken Bungie’s throne. Also, it broke the launch-day records on the PlayStation Store, too. For Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII has become the best-selling game on the Xbox Store as well on October 12. The situation isn’t bad on PC either: Black Ops IIII had twice as many sales than WWII, even though Treyarch’s game is exclusive to Blizzard’s

The digital sales are positive, which means the physical distribution is down for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. (No wonder, especially after how we learned the boxed version requires a 50-gigabyte download!) In the United Kingdom, compared to 2017’s Call of Duty: WWII, the physical sales have fallen by nearly 50%. The drop is 59% compared to Treyarch’s previous game, 2015’s CoD: Black Ops III (although that game launched on PS3 and X360 as well). In physical sales, the franchise has fallen lower than 2007’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare!

Still, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII ended up taking the first place in the UK physical game sales’ chart (which means the tendency continues) – 58% of the SKUs were sold on PlayStation 4, followed by 41% on Xbox One, and just a measly 1% on PC. The other debutant, WWE 2K19, launched in fourth place. (Last week’s podium titles have fallen back: FIFA 19 slid back to first to second, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey dropped from second to third, and Forza Horizon 4 went from third to fifth, respectively.)

So, as usual, the record-breaking continues – the gaming industry is in a healthy condition.

Source: GamesIndustry, GamesIndustry

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