The publisher also noted that the total number of players rose compared to past year, though it didn't provide any specific numbers.
After the first Black Ops game beat previous early sales totals for the franchise, Black Ops II generated $500 million in its first 24 hours and Black Ops III hit $550 million in 72 hours. Finally, it had the highest level of viewership on Twitch during the weekend, based on minutes watched. - Kallie Plagge [Full review] Game Informer - 9.5/10 " Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 makes a sacrifice that's sure to be off-putting to some with the lack of a campaign, but the surrender of tradition comes with sweeping and significant benefits. Our digital sales results have been record-breaking across all platforms, and the overall performance strong.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th. The two consoles are expected to get succeeded by a newer product in a few years from now and they may just skip the disc driver.
Black Ops 4 sold over $500 million in the first three days of its release. It also saw the highest active player count of any installment, while setting the record for average and total hours played in an opening weekend.
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