Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is now the biggest launch in the history of the Call of Duty series. Activision has announced in a press release that the game has sold $800 million in only three days, breaking the record established by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in 2011. According to the press announcement, Modern Warfare II has become the biggest entertainment opening of 2022, exceeding the box office openers of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness combined – rather outstanding.
More than that, the current installment from developer Infinity Ward has broken all previous records for the premium launch of the franchise in terms of both the number of players and the total amount of time they spent playing.
“Thank you to our talented team that has created magic through extraordinary artistry and technology and to the global community of players who find joy and connection through Call of Duty. This milestone belongs to them,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.
Call of Duty General Manager Johanna Faries stated, “Thank you, Call of Duty players, for making Modern Warfare II’s launch one for the record books and the highest-grossing entertainment opening of the year. It is our honor and privilege to deliver such a historic launch weekend for the best fans in the world. As amazing as this opening, Call of Duty has much more in store. An unprecedented level of support for the Modern Warfare universe is on the horizon, and Warzone 2.0’s launch is right around the corner. It’s an incredible time for the franchise.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is currently available worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.