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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Has the Biggest Opening Weekend in Franchise History

According to publisher Activision, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II set a new record for the best-selling weekend in franchise history, grossing a combined $800 million worldwide in just three days on the market. brought sell-through.

Given the series’ history and cultural impact, it’s no surprise that Call of Duty regularly sees staggering sales numbers at launch. The second entry has already quickly surpassed the previous franchise record set by 2011’s Modern Warfare 3, which earned $775 million in five days.

“Thank you to all Call of Duty players. Modern Warfare IICall of Duty General Manager Johanna Faries said in a statement: #1 fan in the world. This opening was amazing, but Call of Duty has a lot more to offer. An unprecedented level of support for the Modern Warfare universe is on the horizon, with Warzone 2.0of Launch is just around the corner. It’s a great time for franchises. “

Modern Warfare II is the sequel to the 2019 reboot of Modern Warfare, both featuring iconic characters and themes from the original series and telling fresh stories set in today’s world.

Our campaign review called Modern Warfare II “a lackluster follow-up to Modern Warfare 2019’s polished take on the Call of Duty campaign, an experience that’s already fading in my memory.” However, in our multiplayer review, we praised how multiplayer “shifts focus enough where it feels distinct and different.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

Billy Givens is an IGN freelancer who has been writing games, film and tech content for over a decade. His work has also been featured in GameSpot, USA Today, Digital Trends, Tom’s Guide and more. He posts videos of his games and more on his Twitter at @mektige.

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