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Launch to launch,  Call of Duty: WWII  saw double  Infinite Warfare 's sales

Launch to launch, Call of Duty: WWII saw double Infinite Warfare's sales

November 8, 2017 | By Alissa McAloon

Sledgehammer Games' return-to-roots Call of Duty title, Call of Duty: WWII, earned as much as $500 million in sales during its three-day opening weekend, by publisher Activision's own estimates.

Including both retail and digital sell-through in the mix, the company says Call of Duty: WWII nearly doubled the launch sales for 2016's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as well, though no specific numbers on that previous release were provided.

A boost in sales from last year's annual Call of Duty launch is hardly surprising given that Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirschberg previously noted that the 2016 entry failed to resonate with players, but the series' latest take on the WWII period seems to have rekindled the Call of Duty flame for many of those fans.

Beyond outselling the launch weekend of its predecessor, Activision also notes that WWII set a day-one record on PlayStation 4 for digital full game sales and likewise has set a Call of Duty series record for 'highest total connected users' between both current generation consoles and PC.

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