It took Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II only 10 days to reach over $1 billion in revenue. Here is how this figure compares to other games in Activision’s biggest franchise.
Activision shared the news on November 7, saying that Modern Warfare II has already set an all-time franchise record for worldwide sell-through. These figures are based on reporting received from digital and retail partners, as well as the company’s own estimates.
The publisher noted that users have played more than 200 million hours and over 1 billion multiplayer matches across all platforms during the first 10 days since the game’s launch on October 28.
Modern Warfare II crossed the $800 million mark in its first three days. So it took the game a week to generate another $200 million in revenue.
Modern Warfare II figures compared to other games
- The previous franchise record was set in 2012 by Black Ops II, which crossed the $1 billion mark in 15 days.
- The original Modern Warfare II generated $550 million in five days since its launch on November 10, 2009 and crossed the $1 billion mark by January 13, 2010.
- The reboot of the first Modern Warfare earned over $600 million in three days since its launch on October 25, 2019. The game surpassed $1 billion in revenue by December 18, 2019.
- Despite all these records, Grand Theft Auto V still holds the title of the fastest-selling game of all time as it topped $1 billion in revenue in just three days.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II would have easily become the best-selling game of the year if not for Elden Ring. According to NPD Group, fromSoftware’s hit, which surpassed 16 million units sold in June, will likely end up as the best-selling premium game of 2022 in the US, becoming only the third title since 2009 to dethrone Call of Duty.