Call of Duty: WWII just might prove to be the most popular game the Call of Duty series has seen in a while.
In a recent press release, Activision revealed that WWII made over $500 million worldwide during the course of its launch weekend. The company added that it set a new record, becoming the “best-selling digital full game by units sold on its first day of availability” on PS4, and that the “overall unit sales at launch doubled year-over-year globally.”
Steam statistics tell a similar story. According to numbers gathered by GitHyp, Call of Duty: WWII hit a peak of 56,000 players over its launch weekend, peaking at 76,000 players if the single-player mode is counted. That’s not much compared to the insane figures of, say, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but it’s almost a 400 percent increase to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s paltry 15,000 launch players last year.
In fact, no Call of Duty game has performed so well on Steam since Black Ops II released in 2012. That game peaked at 70,000 multiplayer-only players, or 99,000 players when combined with single-player and Zombies players. Since the Call of Duty games tend to have higher player counts on consoles than on PC, the game is likely off to a very solid start indeed.
Call of Duty: WWII is currently out on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Its first DLC pack, The Resistance, is set to arrive January 30th.
Source: Activision Games Blog