Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has set two new records for day one digital sales. "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".

In fact, it's broken Activision launch-day records for the best-selling Call of duty game.

To be more precise, digital sales for day one broke the record set a year ago by Call of Duty: WWII.

Activision continued by confirming that Black Ops 4's day one digital sales broke the publisher's records across all major platforms, too. It's a pretty big deal in the game's tactical Blackout battle royale mode, but the developers have already stated that they're aware of the problem and a fix is on its way.

Black Ops 4 - did it beat WWII or not?

If you want to pick up a copy of Black Ops 4 this weekend, but aren't sure which retailer has the cheapest deal, Express Online has rounded up the Call of Duty prices on PS4 and Xbox One. Specific sales numbers aren't known at this time, however. If you haven't yet experienced the joys of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, you can head to its website to find out more. Taking a different tack, the magazine headlined its story to highlight the downturn in physical games sales.

With the latest Call Of Duty though it's a little easier to imagine that digital sales have compensated for and possibly exceeded the loss in physical sales. 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.

Assuming that update is released soon, that quick response is a good sign for the responsiveness and support Black Ops 4 might receive going forward. If fans take to the game and its new modes it could do well from here but it will face strong competition with the impending releases of Battlefield V, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Fallout 76.

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