Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sells an Estimated 3.73M Units First Week at Retail

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sells an Estimated 3.73M Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 01 December 2016 / 48,511 Views

The first-person shooter from Activision and Infinity Ward - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - sold 3,726,669 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending November 5.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 2,343,053 units sold (63%), compared to 1,309,021 units sold on the Xbox One (35%).  The game also sold 74,595 units on Windows PC (2%).


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 1,638,252 units sold (44%), compared to 1,344,788 units sold in Europe (36%). The game also sold 101,374 units in Japan (3%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 329,170 units in the UK, 249,346 units in Germany, and 175,957 units in France.

Here is how Call of Duty: Black Ops III's first week sales compare to other games in the franchise:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 12.39m
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 12.32m
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops - 10.63m
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 8.17m
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts - 8.11m
  6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - 6.99m
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - 6.31m
  8. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - 3.73m
  9. Call of Duty: World at War - 2.11m
  10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - 1.51m

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on November 4.


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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments

Nuvendil (on 01 December 2016)

So...wait. Pokemon sold around 7.5 mil in a bit under 2 weeks. And Calll of Duty sold a bit over 3.7 mil in one week. Wouldn't that mean it is a safe assumption that Pokemon is beating CoD in launch aligned sales? If so, dang. Guess that prediction wasn't crazy.


hershel_layton (on 01 December 2016)

Great to see it do bad compared to previous games


DaveTheMinion13 (on 01 December 2016)

Why? The game itself is awesome.....no reason to cheer for a game to bad


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busbfran (on 01 December 2016)

hopefully this is the end of COD it's a HORRIBLE franchise & it needs to die.


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Ucouldntbemorewrong (on 01 December 2016)

Why in hell would you wish any game to fail?!!


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pray4mojo (on 01 December 2016)

And with this... the death of futuristic warfare.


shikamaru317 (on 01 December 2016)

Probably, but it's not guaranteed. The next Sledgehammer CoD game entered development in late 2014 after Advanced Warfare released, a year before the brunt of the future CoD hate started, so it is possible that Sledgehammer might be working on Advanced Warfare 2. That would put Activision in the poor position of either releasing a game that could hurt the brand, or cancelling a game that has 2 years of expensive development already and having no CoD game for a year. Hopefully Sledgehammer foresaw the future hate coming and started on something other than AW2, MW4 would be nice.


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Liquid_faction (on 01 December 2016)

I'm curious to see how much of the sales were impacted thanks to Modern Warfare. Maybe if COD 4 didn't came bundled with Infinite Warfare, the numbers might be different.


curl-6 (on 01 December 2016)

Good to see COD finally declining, its yearly rehashing had gone on long enough


darkenergy (on 01 December 2016)

Damn big dropped compared to BO3.


binary solo (on 01 December 2016)

What goes up must come down. How many of the 7th generation's mega franchises remain as powerhouses of game sales? It seems like those franchises that became massive in the 7th generation have all but fallen away. Long standing franchises, like Pokemon, remain strong, and it does not seem like any 8th gen franchises are really stepping up.


Zamapu (on 01 December 2016)

These are just Vgchartz numbers though, they aren't credible.


chidori-chan2 (on 01 December 2016)

Soo finally COD is dead? God pls, i hope the good FPS will return again this gen.


StriderKiwi (on 01 December 2016)

Weaker first week sales than Ghosts and Advanced Warfare. And I think we can rule out long term sales picking up a la Black Ops 3 to mitigate the losses. Activision needs to turn things around and start treating it's CoD customers better or this downward sales spiral won't end.


V-r0cK (on 01 December 2016)

Let's hope this is a sign that Infinity Ward will go back to making modern FPS.


shikamaru317 (on 01 December 2016)

I'm about 95% positive that Infinity Ward's next CoD game will be Modern and that Treyarch's next game will probably be historic. The question is, what will Sledgehammer's next game be? It entered development in late 2014 after Advanced Warfare released, and the majority of the futuristic CoD hate didn't start until after Black Ops 3 was announced, which means that Sledgehammer could have started on Advanced Warfare 2 before the futuristic CoD hate began. Activision may be looking at a very hard choice right now, either releasing Advanced Warfare 2 and risking damaging the brand even more, or cancelling a game that has 2 years of expensive development already and having no CoD game next year (unless another CoD remake is in development that they could release).


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V-r0cK (on 01 December 2016)

I hope you're right. I keep saying that since Activision has 3 devs, have IW stick with modern, Treyarch stick with historic, and Sledgehammer stick with futuristic. That's what their best at. But now you have all 3 doing futuristic & zombies that they all don't feel unique and redundant. Activision is killing themselves.


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mykneegrows (on 01 December 2016)

I've read that it is rumored to be set in the Vietnam era. Though better than this future BS, I still don't like it, unless it is kind of like black ops where it is in the past and present. I think BO2 did it right by having it only 20 years in the future, it also had one the best maps and multiplayer modes (ranked) imo.


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shikamaru317 (on 01 December 2016)

I would be happy with Vietnam. What I'd really like to see is a Korean War game though. No game, or AAA game at least, has ever been set in the Korean War. It's always WW2, Vietnam, or Desert Storm. DICE broke the mold recently by having the first AAA WW1 game with BF1, I'd love to see CoD have the first Korean War game.


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antigin (on 01 December 2016)

PlayStation 4 - 2,343,053 Xbox One - 1,164,294 More than 2 times bigger, but % is 63 vs 35. Something wrong. XBO's pie is 31% from 3.7M total Or you are wrong with the total count, then PS4 % must be bigger.


antigin (on 01 December 2016)

XBO numbers mentioned here are wrong.


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Machina (on 01 December 2016)

The percentages were right, the XO figure was wrong (not sure where Will got that XO figure from!). Have corrected it now.


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raulbalarezo (on 01 December 2016)

Almost the same first week sales that the ps4 version of bo3 last year, and this is combined


Zamapu (on 01 December 2016)

These are just Vgchartz numbers though, they aren't credible.