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Call of Duty: WWII Tops an Estimated 10 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail

Call of Duty: WWII Tops an Estimated 10 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 January 2018 / 19,272 Views

The first-person shooter from publisher Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games - Call of Duty: WWII - has reached a new sales milestone, according to our estimates. The game has surpassed 10 million units sold worldwide at retail. The figure can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending November 25.

Call of Duty: WWII sold 2,098,087 units for the week ending to bring lifetime sales to 10.87 million units. It took the game four weeks to reach the milestone.


Breaking down the sales by platform, the game has sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 7.27 million units sold (67%), compared to 3.48 million units sold on the Xbox One (32%) and 0.11 million units on Windows PC (1%).

Breaking down the sales by region, the game has sold best in Europe with 4.56 million units sold (42%), compared to 4.55 million units sold in North America (42%) and 0.29 million units sold in Japan (3%).

The game is well on its way to outselling 2016's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which has sold 12.62 million units lifetime.

Call of Duty: WWII released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on November 3.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Errorist76 (on 16 January 2018)

Wow. Definitely the first COD since years I’m looking forward to playing the campaign some day.

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StriderKiwi Errorist76 (on 16 January 2018)

It's a very so so campaign. Don't get your hopes up too much. There are like two missions that stand out but if you've played other CoD campaigns, you've already seen much of this.

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Errorist76 Errorist76 (on 16 January 2018)

Luckily I haven’t played any COD in the last 5 years or so, at least not longer than an hour or so. I just like the setting and never liked the future ones.

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DialgaMarine (on 16 January 2018)

That means the PS4 version outsold Infinite Warfare PS4 in less than a month. Well deserved success.

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spynx (on 17 January 2018)

Once upon a time this franchise was making more the 20mil a lifetime but it is struggling with just 15mil

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Errorist76 spynx (on 17 January 2018)

Poor bastards.

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Vincoletto spynx (on 17 January 2018)

It already reached 15 probably considering pc and digital sales. This one will surpass 20 million easily.

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ROCKY223 (on 16 January 2018)

World war or not, cod is still the same

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scrapking (on 16 January 2018)

"...the game has sold best in Europe with 4.56 million units sold (42%), compared to 4.55 million units sold in North America (42%) and ..."

These are sales estimates, not hard sales figures. I'm surprised VGChartz editorial staff stated it as selling better in Europe based on one estimate that is approximately 0.0022% higher than another estimate.

Also, the game probably sold better in North America. From what I can gather from commenters here, the price difference between retail and digital distribution is generally small at launch in North America, but much larger in Europe (at least in the UK, where games regularly have a street price that's lower than the suggested retail price). That suggests to me digitally distributed AAA console games may be more of a thing in North America than in the UK, at least. I know I fit that mold (an entirely digital library for this generation, not one physical console game disc purchased).

Also, is it accurate to refer to it as "Europe" sales, as aren't the Middle East and other regions often lumped in with European sales figures?

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AlfredoTurkey (on 16 January 2018)

This game is to gaming what pop music is to music. Anyone with any semblance of intelligence knows how generic, bland, repetitive, manufactured, unoriginal and glitch ridden this franchise is. But does it matter when those people are in the minority? The game sells and keeps selling year after year after year like a zombie that just won't die because the sheep outnumber the intellects 10:1.

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Errorist76 AlfredoTurkey (on 16 January 2018)

I usually love artsy, unique and deep, intelligent movies. Does that mean I can’t enjoy a good action movie once in a while?! Sure not. Would I pay full price for it?! Never. Are you overestimating your own intellectuallity with that comment?! Sure yes!

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AlfredoTurkey AlfredoTurkey (on 16 January 2018)

Sure is an adjective and surely is an adverb. You should have said "Surely not" and "Surely yes!" Also, you should never use two forms of punctuation.

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Errorist76 AlfredoTurkey (on 16 January 2018)

I guess you have to refer to drivel about my grammar, when you can’t argue otherwise. Surely?! Yes!

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Errorist76 AlfredoTurkey (on 16 January 2018)

Btw in case you’re interested, double punctuation is fine in Germany, where I’m from. I was always under the impression you’re an Italian living in Turkey. Now I’m really confused that a American Turkey with an Italian name is teaching me about the correct use of the English language.

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AlfredoTurkey AlfredoTurkey (on 17 January 2018)

Yes, but you're using English to communicate so the rules for German don't really apply. If you're using English, you should use it correctly and even more so when you're using it to personally insult someone's intellect.

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Errorist76 AlfredoTurkey (on 17 January 2018)

Weren’t you insulting the intellect of everyone buying this game?! Don’t throw stones.... I wonder how flawless your grammar is in foreign languages...

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