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'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare' Was Most-Downloaded PS4 Game Of 2019

'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare' Was Most-Downloaded PS4 Game Of 2019

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare was officially the top-selling game on the PS4 store in the US in 2019. Proof, as if any more were really needed, that Infinity Ward and Activision have well and truly put Call Of Duty back on top with the most recent installment. According to a post from the US PlayStation Blog, Infinity Ward's "gritty and authentic" took the top spot in 2019. Modern Warfare was followed by Minecraft, NBA 2K19, Grand Theft Auto V, and NBA 2K20.

Call Of Duty's success probably won't come as much of a shock. Released in October 2019, Modern Warfare quickly established itself as the most-played Call of Duty this generation, raking in an incredible $1 billion in global sales. In December, Activision claimed that the Modern Warfare community has collectively sunk over 500 million hours into the game over 300 million multiplayer matches so far. That's across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Though I imagine that number rose considerably over the Christmas break.

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"The momentum for Modern Warfare from day one has been incredible," said Byron Beede, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Call of Duty.

"Players are having a great time and are continuing to engage across the multiplayer experience at the highest level in years. We're also seeing new franchise highs for this console generation in hours played, hours per player and average daily players. It's great to see the fan response to the hard work from our development teams led by Infinity Ward. Players are having a great time, and there's much more to come as we continue to deliver new content."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Credit: Acitivision
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Credit: Acitivision

While Modern Warfare was top dog in the States, it wasn't quite as successful in Europe. A similar post from the EU PlayStation Blog reveals that the most-downloaded game of 2019 was actually the six-year-old Grand Theft Auto V. I know. This was followed by FIFA 20 and Minecraft, with Modern Warfare in fourth place. Still not too shabby at all, all things considered.

That GTA V also continues to dominate is equally unsurprising, to be honest. It was recently revealed that Rockstar's open world crime epic was the best-selling game of the decade in the UK. The same report shows that Call Of Duty as a franchise didn't fare too badly, either. Black Ops was the second best-selling game of the decade in the UK, while Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2 also made the top ten.

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You can see the full UK top ten best-selling games of the decade below, if you're interested.

  1. Grand Theft Auto 5
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Minecraft
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. FIFA 14
  6. FIFA 13
  7. FIFA 15
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  9. FIFA 11
  10. FIFA 12

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Modern Warfare, infinity ward, Call of Duty, Activision

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.

 

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