Call of Duty: WWII Rakes in Half a Billion Dollars in Opening Weekend

Call of Duty: WWII scored a huge win during it’s launch weekend, grossing more than $500 million.

Activision and Sledgehammer Games’ made a gamble to give up the future and modern settings to go back to the 1940s, and it has paid off. Call of Duty: WWII pulled in a massive haul for publisher Activision over the weekend, earning them half a billion dollars. WWII sold twice as many copies as last year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which was a lot point for the series. On top of all this, Call of Duty: WWII set PS4’s day one record for digital game sales. Overall, things are going very well for a franchise that seemed lost a year ago.

“We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call, with the highest number of players we’ve ever seen on current gen consoles and PC,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “Call of Duty: WWII returns the franchise to its roots and the results are incredible, selling twice as many units in its opening weekend as last year, and setting the day one record for full-game downloads on PlayStation 4. Our $500 million opening weekend was not only bigger than Thor: Ragnarok’s, it was bigger than the opening weekends of both Thor and Wonder Woman combined. And we’re committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content.”

Call of Duty: WWII is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Activision’s sales figures account for retail and digital sales.