It’s official. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII has the biggest launch in Activision history. The publisher announced recently that the game’s digital sales on the first day of release have surpassed the past record set by Call of Duty: WWII, which launched in 2017.
That’s not all. The game has also gone on to set a new PlayStation record for day one digital full game sales globally. On the Xbox platform, the Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is now Activision’s best-selling digital game on day one.
Similarly, the PC version of Black Ops IIII experienced double the launch sales of Call of Duty: WWII. It is also the first Call of Duty title to launch on Blizzard’s Battle.net.
The total number of people who went online to play the new title increased from last year’s release.
“Black Ops IIII is an incredible game, and the community’s response to it has been amazing. 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,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM of Call of Duty.
“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 IIII.”
Judging from this announcement, it looks like this latest title in the series is a massive hit. This is interesting because it’s the first one to do away with the story campaign that’s been a staple of its series. Instead, the title has doubled down on multiplayer. Perhaps the biggest addition to this title involves a Battle Royale mode called Blackout, where up to 100 players must scavenge for resources and fight to become the last person standing.
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is now out on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.