With some surprise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare continues to break Activision sales records. The publishing studio announced the game’s first-year sales are the highest in all of Call of Duty’s history. However, exact sales figures were not given.
Still, it is a remarkable achievement, especially considering the sale figures only covers up to September 30th — Modern Warfare launched back in October of 2019 — meaning it didn’t even take a full year of sales to reach that goal. At this time, it’s unclear as to what title held this record previously.
Activision also stated that two-thirds of Modern Warfare’s sales were digital. They also mentioned that Warzone helped to bolster sales for Modern Warfare, seeing “substantial growth” from people who upgraded from the free battle royale.
The company also said that total hours played in the “Modern Warfare universe,” which includes Modern Warfare and Warzone, were about seven times higher compared to Black Ops 4. Yet again, no solid numbers were given.
In total, Modern Warfare and Warzone had three times as many monthly active users than Black Ops 4 did during the same period last year. Console monthly active users “grew strongly,” while monthly active PC users grew ” over ten-fold.”
Additionally, Activision’s earnings report showed the company making a little over $1.2 billion in microtransactions over the last three months.