Call of Duty: WW2 is the Best Selling Game of the Year, Earns $1 Billion in Sales

Call of Duty: WW2 is the Best Selling Game of the Year, Earns $1 Billion in Sales

Call of Duty shows no signs of slowing down this year.

Call of Duty is a hugely successful franchise, but after Infinite Warfare showed signs of sales slowing, people began wondering if Call of Duty was on the downward slope. Well those speculations proved to be unwarranted as Call of Duty: WWII is yet another best-seller for the series.

Call of Duty: WWII has been out for less than two months but has already earned $1 billion in sales since its November 3 launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This marks the eighth year in a row a Call of Duty game was the best-selling game of the year worldwide.

While some wondered if the slow sales for Infinite Warfare was the beginning of the end for the popular military shooter, the World War II setting for the series proved that fans are just as eager for the latest Call of Duty game, granted the setting is enticing enough.

Destiny 2 is second best-selling game of the year.

Activision also announced that Destiny 2 is the second best-selling game of the year by revenue. Destiny 2 made its PC debut this year a month after launching on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While the sequel has already overtaken the first Destiny in terms of sales, the sequel has had its fair share of controversies as of late due to Bungie's lack of transparency.

Either way, going back to the Call of Duty's roots has proven successful for the franchise that has, in recent years, been pushing the franchise into the future. It's unknown when or where the next Call of Duty game will take place, but we'll most likely find out next year.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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