Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Earns Over $500 Million in 3 Days

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Earns Over $500 Million in 3 Days - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 October 2018 / 1,940 Views

Publisher Activision announced Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII earned more than $500 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days on sale. The game also set a new franchise record for "most combined players, average hours per player and total number of hours played, on current generation consoles."

"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," said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty.


"Our digital sales results have been record-breaking across all platforms, and the overall performance strong. We’re really excited about Black Ops 4’s momentum. There’s much more to come, we’re just getting started."

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.


 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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3 Comments

Mordred11 (on 18 October 2018)

No matter how haters want to spin this, it's a huge opening. COD is very much alive and the constant support that Blackout will receive will ensure this will have good legs. Some people also like to forget this COD has come out one month earlier. You can't expect October sales to be equal or greater than November sales, when it comes to gaming.


StokedUp (on 19 October 2018)

Are they going to be adding new features to blackout then??


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Mordred11 (on 19 October 2018)

They said they will keep adding content to the current map. Events, places, etc.


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pikashoe (on 18 October 2018)

I don't want the series to die but I really hope it's popularity declines a bit over the next few years.


shikamaru317 (on 18 October 2018)

To compare this to the earlier Black Ops games: We never got 3 day revenue announce for Black Ops 1, but 5 day was $650m+. Black Ops 2 made over $500m in the first 24 hours. Black Ops 3 made over $550m in the first 3 days. So this is quite possibility the smallest start in the Black Ops series, but not by much. Battle Royale saved their bacon, unfortunately.


Mordred11 (on 18 October 2018)

Lol you are trying so hard.


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shikamaru317 (on 18 October 2018)

Trying so hard at what? I listed the official revenue figures for every Black Ops game so far. Black Ops 4 is down compared to 3 very slightly, and is down compared to 2 by a bigger margin. The only one that is uncertain is Black Ops 1, since we can only compare 5 day vs 3 day on it.

As for the last part of my comment, that is because I was hoping this particular CoD would fail, in order to show Activision that dropping campaign in favor of Battle Royale was a mistake. I was also hoping it would fail because I wanted them to stop making futuristic CoD games for awhile (6 of the last 7 CoD games were set after 2024). Unfortunately, this dumb battle royale craze has made the game a success. I just hope they don't let this go to their head, I don't want them to drop campaign in favor of battle royale on next year's CoD as well, it would mean the death of CoD for me personally. I want a proper, Modern Warfare 4 from Infinity Ward next year, with a campaign, I need me some more Captain Price.


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StriderKiwi (on 18 October 2018)

Took the words right out of my mouth with your second comment shikamaru. Still haven't bought it even though the BR mode is fun. If Treyarch is cutting content (and still pushing the futuristic warfare) they aren't getting a full price purchase from me.


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