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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 absolutely dominated this year in digital sales, but physical sales took a notable dip.

According to publisher Activision, Black Ops 4 broke the record for most launch day sales in Activision history, beating out every other game in the publisher’s catalogue. The record was previously held by last year’s Call of Duty: WWII. As part of this accomplishment, Black Ops 4 is now also the record holder for most global day-one digital sales of a full game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in addition to hitting more than double the digital PC sales of last year’s WWII.

Black Ops 4 is an incredible game, and the community’s response to it has been amazing,” said Call of Duty general manager Rob Kostich. “We have shattered multiple digital day one sales records, and the number of people who connected online on day one to play has grown year on year. But probably the most important thing is that the community is having so much fun across Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout. We are so incredibly thankful for the community’s trust and support. This is just the beginning, it’s going to be an incredible journey with Black Ops 4.”

On the other side of the coin, Black Ops 4‘s physical sales were at the franchise’s lowest point in over a decade. According to U.K. numbers company Chart-Track (via Eurogamer), Black Ops 4 physical sales were down 50 percent from last year’s WWII, and down 59 percent from 2015’s Black Ops III. Since the launch of 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty physical sales have been on a downward decline, with the exception of a slight bump with WWII. Now, Black Ops 4 saw a mere 10 percent of the physical sales that Modern Warfare 3 did.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game saw it’s first major update just a few short days after launch, with some crucial adjustments to Zombies, among other tweaks.

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Source: Activision Games Blog


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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a record hit, but physical sales are down

The Call of Duty community's shift from buying physical to buying digital has never been more evident as with Black Ops 4.

By Nick Plessas | 10/15/2018 11:30 AM PT

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 absolutely dominated this year in digital sales, but physical sales took a notable dip.

According to publisher Activision, Black Ops 4 broke the record for most launch day sales in Activision history, beating out every other game in the publisher’s catalogue. The record was previously held by last year’s Call of Duty: WWII. As part of this accomplishment, Black Ops 4 is now also the record holder for most global day-one digital sales of a full game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in addition to hitting more than double the digital PC sales of last year’s WWII.

Black Ops 4 is an incredible game, and the community’s response to it has been amazing,” said Call of Duty general manager Rob Kostich. “We have shattered multiple digital day one sales records, and the number of people who connected online on day one to play has grown year on year. But probably the most important thing is that the community is having so much fun across Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout. We are so incredibly thankful for the community’s trust and support. This is just the beginning, it’s going to be an incredible journey with Black Ops 4.”

On the other side of the coin, Black Ops 4‘s physical sales were at the franchise’s lowest point in over a decade. According to U.K. numbers company Chart-Track (via Eurogamer), Black Ops 4 physical sales were down 50 percent from last year’s WWII, and down 59 percent from 2015’s Black Ops III. Since the launch of 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty physical sales have been on a downward decline, with the exception of a slight bump with WWII. Now, Black Ops 4 saw a mere 10 percent of the physical sales that Modern Warfare 3 did.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game saw it’s first major update just a few short days after launch, with some crucial adjustments to Zombies, among other tweaks.

Read More

Source: Activision Games Blog



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808