Publisher Activision has announced Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII raked in quite a bit of cash in the first several days since its release.
The game managed to earn over $500 million in actual worldwide sales within the first three days of its global launch. This figure includes digital unit sales, retail copies, and Season Pass sales.
This sets a new franchise record for most combined players, average hours for each player, and total number of hours played on current generation gaming consoles within the first three days of release. In total, combined numbers of players in those first three days have also managed to surpass both Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops III for the same period of time.
The number of PC users playing the game was confirmed to also be double that of last year’s – with this game being the first entry to release on Activision subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net online play service. Lastly, the game also managed to score the highest level of Twitch views in franchise history, within the first three days.
“Black Ops IIII is off to a blockbuster start,” said Call of Duty EVP and GM Rob Kostich in a press release. “Our player counts and hours played are up year over year, our viewership on Twitch has set new standards and is showing just how fun Blackout is to play and to watch, and the weekend results yet again put Call of Duty at that highest tier of entertainment. Our digital sales results have been record-breaking across all platforms, and the overall performance strong. We’re really excited about Black Ops IIII’s momentum. There’s much more to come, we’re just getting started.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII was released across Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 12th.