Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Sells 3.72 Million Units First Week in the US - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 12 November 2014 / 10,519 Views

First week sales figures in the US for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare are in. The franchise has been one of the top sellers every holiday for many years now, but seen a decline the last couple of years. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has sold a combined 3,722,031 units at retail in the US.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare like with past games in the franchise sold the most on the Xbox consoles. The Xbox One was the top platform for the game with 1,293,397 units sold. The PlayStation 4 was the second biggest platform with 1,249,181 units sold.

The last generation consoles lagged behind in sales as gamers slowly upgrade to a new generation of consoles. The Xbox 360 version of the game sold 765,471 units, while the PlayStation 3 version sold 390,788 units.

Earlier this week Activision announced Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launch outsold last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts launch. However, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game did not launch until a couple weeks later when the consoles themselves launched. The PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of Ghosts sold 3,423,561 units in the US in the first week. However, when you add in the PS4 and Xbox One launch sales of the game it sold 4,163,984 units.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game launched in North America and Europe on November 4 and November 13 in Japan.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments

SlayerRondo (on 13 November 2014)

Surprised the PS4 version was so close.


cpg716 (on 13 November 2014)

My guess is that digital sales more then make up for the 400k difference here.. The new consoles were just released when COD:Ghosts came out.. no time for digital pre-order etc.. I would guess either NO decline at all, or even greater sales if DIGITAL is included for COD:AW.


teamsilent13 (on 14 November 2014)

I was thinking the same thing.


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HylianSwordsman (on 13 November 2014)

So it's still declining then. Soon we'll start seeing CoD games sell sub 10 million lifetime across all platforms combined. With this one we're already seeing the last gen versions account for less than a third of sales. Given that Ghosts has sold 23 million, CoD:AW can't even get close to that because most of its sales are on systems with install bases that don't add up to 20 million yet. Even after this holiday season, CoD:AW would have to have close to a 100% attach rate on the next gen consoles to be higher than Ghosts. I think we'll see CoD:AW reach over 15 million lifetime, but not 20 million. That lost momentum going into the new gen is going to hurt CoD in competing with all these successful new IPs. Give it a couple years and the combined CoDs won't even make 10 million. Next year probably won't even have a PS3/360 version to help it.


cpg716 (on 13 November 2014)

Betting no.. Digital sales were probably MUCH bigger this year then last.. The NEW consoles were NOT on the market much before COD released last year.. I am guessing a MUCH larger digital push this time.. More then enough to make up for the 400k retail difference..


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Ninsect (on 13 November 2014)

PS4 version will be in a comfortably #1 spot WW, in terms of CoD sales.


Ninsect (on 13 November 2014)

comfortable*


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S.Peelman (on 13 November 2014)

Activision skewed the numbers. The decline continues. Still obviously a good 1st week for any game.


cpg716 (on 13 November 2014)

Betting the digital sales were MUCH larger then last year.. The digital push on the new consoles has been a huge increase over last year.. I bet digital either makes up for or surpasses the 400k difference in retail.


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Doublelime (on 13 November 2014)

its because when you buy an xbox 1, you get cod for free. ands lets be real, xbox players only play cod


SlayerRondo (on 13 November 2014)

Surprised the PS4 version was so close.


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Dechizen (on 13 November 2014)

xbox one has the better online so it obviously sold more


DonFerrari (on 13 November 2014)

And had a special bundle to boost it. Besides being preffered platform for the whole 7th gen.


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biglittlesps (on 13 November 2014)

it sold more because of bundles and marketing like DLC first.


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