For several months, Sony fought to prevent Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard – one of the main reasons for the unprecedented efforts was the Call of Duty brand, which is extremely popular on Japanese consoles. The latest data from the UK shows how many gamers are checking out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on PS5 and PS4.
The Redmond giant finalized the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for almost USD 69 billion, at the same time ensuring that it will offer Call of Duty series titles, among others, on PlayStation consoles over the next 10 years. There is no doubt that Americans will reach deep into the bag filled with productions from many of the company’s studios and will offer new products in Xbox Game Pass.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 may be the last part in the series that debuts only in classic distribution – next year the Xbox manufacturer may be tempted to add the shooter to the subscription catalog. The decision may completely change the community’s approach to the universe, reaching for titles under Xbox Game Pass, which will most likely affect sales statistics. What is the current production situation like?
In the UK, as many as 80% of players bought the physical edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on PlayStation – 72% of sales were for PS5 and 8% for PS4, while 20% of customers bought the shooter version for Microsoft hardware.
However, many recipients may hope that Modern Warfare 3 will be added to Game Pass next year, so interested in seeing poor ratings They’re not going to buy the game.
According to preliminary data, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (physical distribution, which includes codes from bundle packs) recorded a 25% worse result than last year’s part, but we should be fully aware that the results from digital distribution may still change the situation.
According to data from physical distribution in the UK (GfK), launch sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were 25% lower than last year’s Modern Warfare 2. 72% of sales were on PS5, 20% on Xbox and 8% on PS4. Of course, digital data will change all this.
UK Physical data (GfK) has Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s launch sales as 25% lower than last year’s Modern Warfare 2. 72% of sales on PS5, 20% on Xbox and 8% on PS4. Obviously, digital data will change all this.
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Check out the list of the most frequently bought games of the past week in Great Britain (physical distribution):
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (new)
- EA Sports FC 24 (2nd – last week’s position)
- Super Mario Bros. Wonder (1)
- Spider-Man 2 (3)
- Football Manager 2024
- Nintendo Switch Sports (7)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (5)
- Hogwarts Legacy (6)
- Minecraft on NS (9)
- Assassin’s Creed Mirage (8)