That missing campaign didn’t have much of an impact, as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 generated $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend – roughly the same as Call of Duty: WWII. The three day total is down on Call of Duty: Black Ops III, but combined players, average hours per player, and total number of hours played are all up. The game also set a new sales record on the PlayStation Store, despite fewer physical copies being sold in the UK.
“Black Ops 4 is off to a blockbuster start. Our player counts and hours played are up year over year, our viewership on Twitch has set new standards and is showing just how fun Blackout is to play and to watch, and the weekend results yet again put Call of Duty at that highest tier of entertainment,” Call of Duty general manager Rob Kostich could be heard saying from behind stacks of cash. To be fair, we really like this year’s game.