After a significant drop-off in sales performance for last year's Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: WW2 has the series returning to form by scoring over half a billion in sales in its opening weekend.
The shooter also sold twice as many copies as last year's Infinite Warfare at release and has set the all-time record for digital full game download sales on day one.
Activision stated that Call of Duty: WW2 has set a new record, becoming the "best-selling digital full game by units sold on its first day of availability" on PS4. This is clearly seen in its overall sales, as COD WW2 has already made more than $500 million in its first three days available on sale.
Ever since Call of Duty: WWII was announced people have been incredibly excited for the series to go back to its World War 2 roots. Call of Duty: WWII is another incredible package of experiences, each distinct from the others, but tied together by the unifying themes of World War II that deserve your attention. In a press release sent to GamesBeat, Activision notes that this opening tops the starting weekends for Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman combined.
Last year, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was nearly universally panned before launch due to its futuristic style of gameplay. "And we're committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content".
What's more is that the $500 million figure is just a small fraction of the money that Call of Duty: WW2 could actually make for both companies.
Compared to the nuke that was present in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, you might find yourself a bit less impressed with this one as opposed to its predecessor.