Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 set a new day one PlayStation Store sales record, moving more units digitally on Sony’s system than any other release globally. The title also secured a similar milestone on the Xbox One, perhaps demonstrating how consumers are gradually beginning to shift to online storefronts. According to Activision, more players connected to the first-person shooter at launch than last year’s instalment, Call of Duty: WWII – although no franchise records were set in that department.
“Black Ops 4 is an incredible game, and the community’s response to it has been amazing,” said chuffed Activision bigwig Rob Kostich, who spoke while fanning himself with dollar bills. “We have shattered multiple digital day one sales records, and the number of people who connected online on day one to play has grown year on year. But probably the most important thing is that the community is having so much fun across Multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout.”