SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Activision Call of Duty®: Modern warfare® II continues to break franchise records as the new blockbuster surpassed $1 billion in global sales after the first 10 days following its release on October 28, 2022. The new mark exceeds the previous franchise record of 15 days set in 2012 by Black Ops® II.
Player engagement continues to soar as Modern Warfare II players have already played over 200 million hours and over a billion matches across PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms in the first 10 days of its October 28 release.
“Our developers, along with our entire Activision Blizzard team, are the backbone of our unwavering commitment to serving our hundreds of millions of players around the world. I’m so proud of the extraordinary efforts of our Call of Duty teams and the records they achieved with Modern Warfare II. Connecting the world through the joy, fun and thrill of competition is key to our success. Modern Warfare II delivered this to millions of gamers faster and with greater satisfaction than ever before,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.
The latest records are based on Modern Warfare IIthe momentum of:
- Modern Warfare II is the highest-grossing entertainment opening of 2022.
- Modern Warfare II is the best-selling opening in franchise history, surpassing $800 million in sales after its first three days of release.
On November 16, the race continues with the release of Call of Duty: Warzone™ 2.0.
“The incredible momentum that animates Modern Warfare II is a direct reflection of the energy and passion of the Call of Duty community,” said Johanna Faries, General Manager of Call of Duty. “As we look forward to an unprecedented level of support for Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0launches next week, we’re excited to once again deliver the best gaming community in the world.
Modern Warfare II is available worldwide on PlayStation®5, Playstation®4. Xbox® X-Series|S, Xbox One®, and PC in an experience fully optimized for Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service, and Steam. Modern Warfare II development is led by Infinity Ward alongside an incredible team of studios including Activision Central Design, Activision Central Tech, Activision Localization Dublin, Activision QA, Activision Shanghai, Beenox, Demonware, High Moon Studios, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, Toys for Bob and Treyarch. For more information and the latest details, follow @CallofDuty on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.
Worldwide sales figures based on reports received from digital and retail partners and internal Activision estimates. Call of Duty franchise records based on internal company reports. Box office claims according to boxofficemojo.com.
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