Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Makes $500 Million In Opening Weekend
Activision and Treyarch are rolling in it right now, as if they weren't already. Their pride and joy, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, pocketed $500 million from its opening weekend. Drinks are on them.
The first-person shooter launched last Friday and, as well as making a pretty penny, i earned a wealth of impressive achievements, including a new digital sales record for Activision.
To put this into perspective, some of 2018's other blockbusters, including Ubisoft's Far Cry 5, the previous holder for most sales of the year, grabbed $310 million - in a full week.
But is it really that impressive? Of course, 500 big ones isn't pocket change, but as Forbes reported - its younger brother, Black Ops II, made the same amount in just 24 hours.
And then in 15 days, BO II earned a massive $1 billion. Could the lack of single-player topple Black Ops IIII's chances of reaching this target? Only time will tell.
Numbers actually suggest this Call of Duty title is the most successful in years, and Activision will hope it has the legs to push sales figures through the Christmas period, and beyond.
It'll be a tough task, considering both Bethesda's Fallout 76 and Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 launch in the next couple of months. May the best man (studio) win!
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