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Modern Warfare sold more in its first year than any prior Call of Duty game

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Call of Duty printer go brrrrrr.

What you need to know

  • Activision Blizzard has posted its financial results for Q3 2020.
  • The company saw $1.95 billion in revenue for the quarter.
  • Activision Blizzard also confirmed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has stronger first-year sales than any prior Call of Duty game.

Activision Blizzard’s Q3 2020 financial results are in, with $1.95 billion in revenue for the quarter ending September 30, 2020. The company also noted that 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has sold more in its first year than any prior Call of Duty game, with two-thirds of the game’s sales being digital copies.

Overwatch has 10 million monthly active users, while its sequel Overwatch 2 still lacks a release window, as does Diablo 4, another major upcoming Blizzard Entertainment title.

Looking ahead, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the next entry in the long-running franchise and is set to release on November 13 for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5 and PS4. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is set to release on November 23 and has stronger pre-sales than any prior World of Warcraft expansion.

Standard or cross-gen

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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  • $60 at Amazon (PS4)
  • $70 at Amazon (PS5)
  • $70 at PlayStation (Cross-Gen)
  • $90 at PlayStation (Ultimate Edition)

Cold War era

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes players to the 1980s with a thriller-esque campaign at the height of tension between superpowers. This is just the standard PS4 edition of the game, while the cross-gen version is $70 and includes the digital PS5 version of the game. The ultimate edition includes the cross-gen version and some extra digital goodies.

PlayStation 5

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  • PlayStation 5: Everything we know so far
  • PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: How they compare
  • PS5 Specs: What’s in the next-gen PlayStation
  • Will PS4 games work on the PlayStation 5?

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