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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare made $600 million in three days

Published: 19:30, 30 October 2019
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare overshot Black Ops 4's first three days by roughly $100 million and this time around Activision are apparently not displeased with the ridiculous performance of their annual franchise.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 made $500 million within the first three days of its launch but that was apparently not enough. Sounds ridiculous but Activision Blizzard's stock did drop at the time, despite the obscene amount of money made by the game.

Modern Warfare is not troubled with such woes though. The title made $600 million in the first three days and this time around, Activision was actually pleased with the performance. The info comes from the earnings call, where the CEO, Bobby Kotick, noted that "in its first three days of release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare more than doubled the box office opening of Joker".

Furthermore, the playtime and player count seems to be off the charts as Activision president, Rob Kostich, continued by saying that Modern Warfare has more players and total hours played than any other Call of Duty title in the last six years. Based on the time frame provided by Kotick, it is safe to assume that Black Ops II is still untouchable. It is the Call of Duty that made $500 million in the first 24 hours, after all.

It appears that Sony's decision not to allow sales of Modern Warfare on PS4 in Russia did not affect the game that much since the title is obviously the most successful Call of Duty in over half a decade. 

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However,  Russian players are more than angry with the depiction of their army and its rogue elements, which is largely the reason why Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has negative user scores on Metacritic across all platforms.

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