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Call of Duty: Vanguard UK Launch Sales Down 40% Year-on-Year

Call of Duty: Vanguard UK Launch Sales Down 40% Year-on-Year - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 November 2021 / 2,267 Views

The UK launch sales for Call of Duty: Vanguard are down 40 percent year-on-year compared to the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, according to the latest GSD data. Physical sales are down 26 percent, while digital sales are dropped 44 percent.

Call of Duty: Vanguard despite the drop in sales it is still the second biggest launch in the UK in 2021. Only FIFA 22 had a bigger launch.

It is possible the success of the the free-to-play battle royale game, Call of Duty: Warzone, impacted sales, as well as stronger competition this year from Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite.

Call of Duty: Vanguard UK Launch Sales Down 40% Year-on-Year

It should also be noted generally World War II Call of Duty games haven't sold as well as the more modern entries. 

Call of Duty: Vanguard is now available for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via

Thanks, GamesIndustry.

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. In 2017, he took over the VGChartz hardware estimates. 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. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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VAMatt (on 14 November 2021)

That strikes me as a massive decline. But, I don't closely follow call of duty. Was this expected?

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jason1637 VAMatt (on 14 November 2021)

The games actually really good but the beta was terrible so people expected the game to suck.

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Zippy6 VAMatt (on 14 November 2021)

It's nothing unheard of. Infinite Warfare launch was a 48% drop compared to it's predecessor in the UK. The Modern Call of Duty games are always more popular than the WW2/Future games. Vanguard had a very late announcement compared to the norm for cod games, there was little hype leading up to release and the beta wasn't well received.

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scrapking Zippy6 (on 14 November 2021)

Call of Duty has a massive fan base. If it has an off-year, that may just build up pent up demand for them to want to experience a new CoD next year. The franchise has survived annual releases this long, I don't think it's a permanent downturn for the series. But what do I know, I liked Infinite Warfare. :)

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javi741 (on 14 November 2021)

Thank God, stop buying this recycled garbage

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AkimboCurly (on 14 November 2021)

Deservedly so

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hiccupthehuman (on 14 November 2021)

I've heard basically nothing about this year's CoD. Hype for this CoD was at an all-time low it seems.

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Mr Puggsly (on 16 November 2021)

I think its a mix of people not caring about this release and people are still paying Warzone.

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2zosteven (on 16 November 2021)

Marvel going through same thing.

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