Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII launch day digital sales biggest in Activision history

Individual PlayStation, Xbox, and PC records also set.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII was the biggest day one digital release in Activision history, breaking the franchise record set by Call of Duty: WWII in 2017, the company announced.

The first-person shooter also set a new PlayStation record for day one digital full game sales on the PlayStation Store worldwide, as well as became the best-selling Activision Xbox One digital game on day one worldwide.

The PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, which is the first Call of Duty release ever on Blizzard’s Battle.net, sold more than double the launch day sales of Call of Duty: WWII.

On its first day of release, the total number of people who connected online to play Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII increased from Call of Duty: WWII.

Black Ops IIII is an incredible game, and the community’s response to it has been amazing,” said Call of Duty EVP and GM Rob Kostich. “We have shattered multiple digital day one sales records, and the number of people who connected online on day one to play has grown year on year. But probably the most important thing is that the community is having so much fun across Multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout. We are so incredibly thankful for the community’s trust and support. This is just the beginning, it’s going to be an incredible journey with Black Ops IIII.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12.

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