Activi­sion has dis­closed that the Call of Duty fran­chise has sold 400 mil­lion copies to date. This is a rather impres­sive number.

The series first debuted back in 2003, so this mile­stone was reached over a peri­od of 18 years. So, on aver­age, around 22 mil­lion copies of that year’s Call of Duty were sold per year. Activi­sion specif­i­cal­ly said the num­ber refers to “pre­mi­um game sales,” mean­ing this num­ber does­n’t fac­tor in free copies.

This num­ber also cov­ers games sold all the way back to the orig­i­nal Call of Duty in 2003 up until Black Ops Cold War. “Thank you for cre­at­ing count­less mem­o­ries, shared expe­ri­ences with friends and for being a part of the great­est com­mu­ni­ty in the world,” Activi­sion said.

Back in March of 2019, Activi­sion announced the Call of Duty series has sold 300 mil­lion copies to date, which means this fig­ure sky­rock­et­ed by 100 mil­lion in just two years.

Call of Duty all start­ed with Infin­i­ty Ward’s World War II title for which the fran­chise is named after. Anoth­er entry was not released in 2004, but has had one launch every year since, with devel­op­ment shift­ing between Infin­i­ty Ward, Tre­yarch, and Sledge­ham­mer Games. These stu­dios are also sup­port­ed by oth­ers, like Raven Soft­ware and High Moon, among others.

Activi­sion did not pro­vid­ed a break­down of sales by indi­vid­ual title or brand, but it’s wide­ly believed that the Mod­ern War­fare and Black Ops titles are the most successful.