Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has just set a sales record since 2003

After 2021 Call of Duty: Vanguard stands for ActivisionCall of Duty: Modern Warfare II performed excellently and set a new record for the publisher.

Modern Warfare II had the highest revenue for any Call of Duty game since the original title in 2003 during its first quarter on the market. However, Activision did not provide sales unit numbers or any other details. In any case, the game’s success helped Activision Blizzard’s Activision division achieve a 60% year-over-year increase in revenue in the fourth quarter.

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“Strong performance across the board and particularly strong digital sales on PC and in Asia Pacific following Activision’s expansion of distribution of the title to the PC digital storefront of Steam,” Activision said.

As of the end of the quarter, total hours played in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was the highest ever for the Call of Duty franchise for a paid release for a similar period of time after launch. .

The big numbers for Modern Warfare II were not unexpected, because the game 1 billion USD in sales in the first 10 daysfaster than any previous Call of Duty game up to that point.

Also in the October-December quarter, Activision launched Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, and along with Modern Warfare II, Call of Duty player total “investment” hit a record in the fourth quarter. Activision says growth in Warzone 2.0 has been “moderate” since launch, but the launch of Part 2 on February 15 Activision says it’s aiming to help improve numbers.

Also, Call of Duty Warzone Mobile is set to release in 2023 and is expected to grow in volume and bring in lots of cash from microtransactions. For the existing Call of Duty Mobile game, total revenue increased double-digit year-over-year during the quarter to set a new quarterly revenue record for the game, Activision said.

Finally, Activision reiterated that the company will launch the “next annual full premium release” in the Call of Duty series by the end of 2023. A report from Bloomberg says Activision will follow tradition. and skip the traditional main Call of Duty release in 2023. Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier says whatever this is, it will be a “the continuation of MW2.”

NPD analyst Mat Piscatella says if Activision doesn’t release a new mainline Call of Duty game this year, it could have a major, long-term negative impact on the video game industry.

Microsoft is in the process of trying to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, and it would be the largest video game acquisition ever. It’s not a done deal, though, like The FTC sued Microsoft to try to block the deal.

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