It's not much, but for a guy with a lousy kill/death ratio, it's the best match so far in a few days of playing Black Ops 4, which is having a stellar launch (see Dean's latest stories about this on VentureBeat/GamesBeat). We have shattered multiple digital day one sales records, and the number of people who connected online on day one has grown year on year.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4's physical sales are down by 50 percent compared to last year's CoD WW2, with Treyarch's latest entry in the FPS franchise experiencing a dramatic decline in the number of boxed copies it has shifted. The Executive Vice President and GM of Call of Duty Rob Kostich released a statement after the game's launch, where he thanks gamers and basks in the accomplishment. No, Black Ops 4 broke the digital day one sales record on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC individually, as well as the overall record. Digital sales of the Treyarch-developed shooter surpassed the previous digital day one sales record-holder, 2017's Call of Duty: WWII.
For starters, there's the Blackout mode, which is Call of Duty's take on a Battle Royale genre popularised by Fortnite and PUBG.
We're aware that players have been able to use Gestures (often referred to by the community as "Emotes") to peek around corners in modes where that can create an unfair advantage. Largest day one digital sales in Activision history based on combined console and PC units sold through on the first day of availability worldwide.
Looking at sales data via GamesIndustry.Biz provides further illumination regarding the latest CoD launch, especially with regard to United Kingdom sales numbers. But while digital sales of video games are increasing in general, they have yet to eclipse physical sales.
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12. But, for now, the gaming world belongs to Call of Duty once again.