According to Activision, it's enjoyed the best day one digital sales of any Call of Duty, and also broken the global records for the fastest-selling PlayStation digital release.
The fact that Black Ops 4 and Blackout use a predictive recoil system means that players that concentrate on learning them, or at least getting a good feel for them, will have a significant advantage over players that simply spray and pray.
An Activision representative declined to provide more specific sales figures.
Activision continued by confirming that Black Ops 4's day one digital sales broke the publisher's records across all major platforms, too.
The brand new Call of Duty has ditched a single-player campaign in favour of a purely multiplayer experience. The developer said that Black Ops 4, which was officially released worldwide on October 12, surpassed the mark set by WWII past year. However, you can count on this being a very significant statistic from Activision's perspective. The most damaging is the "Sitting bull" emote, that makes the player crouch and triggers a third-person point of view indefinitely.
Still, it's telling that Activision noted that player count only increased year-to-year.
Thankfully, Treyarch knows about it and has said that the studio is working on an update that creates two systems for Black Ops 4's emotes/gestures. Personally, I enjoyed the nearly fast food style of Call of Duty campaigns, but given that I haven't finished one since Modern Warfare 3 in 2011, who am I to complain?
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It was also the launch of WWE 2K19 last week, but it didn't quite get the numbers to beat Assassin's Creed Odyssey, despite that it still made it into the top five though. Overall it is "the weakest start for a boxed Call of Duty game since 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", noted the gaming industry magazine.
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