While $500 million is an insane amount of money, and certainly more than most games make in their opening weekend, it actually marks a bit of a decline for the Black Ops brand, and the result is a 7% drop in Activision stock today.
"Tomorrow, we're releasing a substantial update to Black Ops 4 with a host of improvements, fixes, and additions across all modes, including new stability for Zombies".
Note that these are "sell-through" numbers and not shipped, and in just three days, Black Ops 4 has set a new Call of Duty franchise record for most combined players, average hours per player, and total number of hours played on current gen systems!
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's weapons will be tuned in an upcoming update to the game. Our digital sales results have been record-breaking across all platforms, and the overall performance strong. Finally, it had the highest level of viewership on Twitch during the weekend, based on minutes watched. We'll be sure to update this feature as that information becomes available, as well as provide more detail on the characters we're now missing.
The publisher also noted that the total number of players rose compared to a year ago, though it didn't provide any specific numbers. The figures, which weren't provided, topped Call of Duty: WW2 and Black Ops 3, respectively, for the same release period. It's also the best selling worldwide day one digital game for Xbox One. Unlike the other professional FPS players, the precision of the suspected Black Ops 4 hacker is 100% accurate that he got 6 consecutive kills and four of them are headshots.