Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pulled in $500 million in its three-day launch weekend

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pulled in $500 million in its three-day launch weekend
Mike Harradence Updated on by

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Publishing behemoth Activision has revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and its Season Pass generated $500 million worldwide in revenue its first weekend, following its launch last Friday.

To put it into perspective, that's more than Far Cry 5, which earned $310 during its first week on sale, and more than Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, which pulled in $258.2 in its opening weekend. 

That's not all, either. Activision confirmed that during the same three-day period, Black Ops 4 set a new franchise record for the most combined players, average hours per player, and total number of hours played for the current crop of platforms.

In addition, the combined number of players across the opening weekend for all three game modes – Blackout, multiplayer, and Zombies – topped not only Call of Duty: World War II, but also Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's single-player, multiplayer, and Zombies offerings during the same time period.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was released on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on October 12, and Josh was pretty impressed by what it had to offer despite the lack of a proper campaign.

Activision announced on Monday that Black Ops 4 had recorded the best ever digital day one sales for the series.