The first-person shooter "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II" from the American publisher Activision Blizzard has had the best-selling launch weekend of this year and of the "Call of Duty" series. Since its release on October 28, 2022, the next-gen title has grossed over $XNUMX billion worldwide.
Activision's latest release has raked in over a billion US dollars into the publisher's coffers just ten days after it went on sale worldwide. Noisy Activision Blizzards According to internal figures, no title in the franchise has achieved this so quickly before. "Call of Duty: Black Ops II“ from 2012 needed around 15 days to reach the magic billion mark.
Already in the first three days after the release, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II“More than $800 million worldwide. The game is likely to have had the biggest AAA title launch of 2022 and is catching up with cinema blockbusters like Top Gun: Maverick or Marvel productions. One of the reasons for this economic success is the lack of competing games like Battlefield this calendar year.
In addition, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II" was able to surpass another record in the series. The game is the top-grossing Call of Duty game of all time based on opening weekend sales. Beaten record holder is "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3“ from 2011.
"We thank the players of Call of Duty for making Modern Warfare II a game that will go down in the history books and has the highest grossing of the year," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.
Call of Duty fans can also look forward to the release of the free Battle Royale Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 on November 16th.