Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Got The Best-Ever Opening Weekend Ever!
Call of Duty always sells very well with millions of copies shipped worldwide for each game. So, what happens when Modern Warfare comes back as most AAA games are pushed to 2023? It gets the best-selling CoD launch ever, as it turns out.
In an Activision statement (via BusinessWire), the company stated that Modern Warfare 2 has sold more than $800 million in sell-through during its first three days on the market, making it the best opening weekend ever for the franchise.
In comparison, 2019’s Modern Warfare Reboot made just $600 million during the same time period, while the final game of the original trilogy fell just short of $800 million in five days. I have to say MW is still as famous and loved as ever!
Modern Warfare 2 (2009): $550 million in its first 5 days
Modern Warfare 3 (2011): $775 million in its first 5 days
Modern Warfare (2019): Over $600 million in its first 3 days
Modern Warfare 2 (2022): Over $800 million in its first 3 days
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Johanna Faries, General Manager of Call of Duty, had this to say on the record-breaking release:
“Thank you, Call of Duty players, for making Modern Warfare II’s launch one for the record books as well as the highest grossing entertainment opening of the year. It is our honour and privilege to deliver such a historic launch weekend for the best fans in the world…”
“As amazing as this opening has been, 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.”