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Call of Duty: WWII sales have surpassed over $500 million

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Activision announced that the game has set a new record on the PS4 Store.

Which means Call of Duty: WWII is now the best-selling digital full game by units sold on its first day of availability. For those interested, overall unit sales at launch doubled year-over-year globally, compared to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s launch last year.

But there’s also fantastic news for Activision when it comes to PC users, as they revealed that Call of Duty: WWII launch had resulted in the “highest total connected users on current generation consoles and PC in Call of Duty history,” explained an Activision spokesperson.

“We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call, with the highest number of players we’ve ever seen on current gen consoles and PC,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision.

“Call of Duty: WWII returns the franchise to its roots and the results are incredible, selling twice as many units in its opening weekend as last year, and setting the day one record for full-game downloads on PlayStation 4. Our $500 million opening weekend was not only bigger than Thor: Ragnarok’s, it was bigger than the opening weekends of both Thor and Wonder Woman combined. And we’re committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content.”

Call of Duty: WW2, for the first time in a long time, looks to the past for its inspiration this year.

So we have a single-player campaign set in recognisable events from the Second World War.

And a multiplayer that ditches all the fancy future tech and double jumping nonsense for a traditional boots-on-the-ground firefight.

It’s exactly what we were hoping for and helps to deliver what is currently the best shooter experience on console in 2017.

Phil Warren has been writing for since the start. A huge gaming fan mainly Xbox and Playstation. He is always looking for the latest news and reviews for all gaming consoles and games.