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Call of Duty: WWII Has the Highest Player Count on Steam Since Black Ops 2, Has $500 Million Opening Weekend

Call of Duty: WW2 Squad

It sure is popular.

Call of Duty: WWII is one of the most anticipated games of the year and was released last Friday. After having dabbled in increasingly futuristic settings and technologies, the series has gone back to its rots of World War II. It seems the change in direction has been very popular as the game has been very successful in just the few days its been out.

As Githyp reports, there are more concurrent players on Steam playing the new game than there has been since Black Ops 2 launched back in 2012. The game has also sold better than many of Call of Duty’s releases over the past few years.


It has also been revealed via a press release that, on its opening weekend alone, Call of Duty: WWII has made over $500 million. On the PlayStation 4, the game has set the record for best-selling digital game by units sold on its first day of release.

“We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call, with the highest number of players we’ve ever seen on current gen consoles and PC,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “Call of Duty: WWII returns the franchise to its roots and the results are incredible, selling twice as many units in its opening weekend as last year, and setting the day one record for full-game downloads on PlayStation 4. Our $500 million opening weekend was not only bigger than Thor: Ragnarok’s, it was bigger than the opening weekends of both Thor and Wonder Woman combined. And we’re committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content.”

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