There had been some considerations with the preliminary reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 earlier this yr, when it was famous that the sport wouldn’t include a standard single participant marketing campaign, as a substitute changing it with the brand new Blackout Battle Royale mode. But apparently all that concern was for naught, as the sport’s gross sales have gone by means of the roof.- Advertisement -
We reported earlier this week that the NPD Group’s numbers present that Black Ops 4 dominated the month of October, adopted (intently) behind by Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption II. But the group went into element as to simply how profitable Activision’s sequel has turn into, even with out single participant content material.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launch month greenback gross sales characterize the eighth highest in videogame historical past since The NPD Group started monitoring in 1995,” the group famous in its report. “Black Ops 4 immediately turns into the best-selling sport of the yr, and the second best-selling sport throughout the previous twelve month interval, trailing solely Call of Duty: WWII.”
Furthermore, Mat Piscatella, who works with the group, elaborated a little bit additional on Black Ops 4 in a tweet, noting that the sport’s content material wasn’t harm “within the slightest” by the shortage of a marketing campaign.
So, fast hit takes from the October 2018 U.S. Video Game information from The NPD Group:
– The lack of a SP marketing campaign didn’t harm Black Ops IIII launch month gross sales within the slightest
– On the total sport Video Game aspect, yr to this point, each Physical and Digital sport gross sales are up YoY (cont.)
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) November 20, 2018
We don’t have all the precise gross sales figures but, however it’s trying like Black Ops 4 can have no hassle carving out its personal area of interest this vacation season, even within the face of fierce competitors like Red Dead, in addition to Fallout 76 and Battlefield V. We’ll doubtless hear extra about how the sport performs following the month of December.
But we do know that it’s successful on each consoles and PC alike, which is sweet information throughout for Activision. In a earlier report, the writer famous that gross sales of the PC model had been 3 times greater than how Black Ops III carried out again in 2015. Again, no precise numbers, however we’ll discover out extra within the weeks forward.
For the time being, the sport does have so much to supply, notably for those who’ve bought an excellent workforce to again you up in multiplayer motion. You can try Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now for Xbox One, PlayStation Four and PC.
(Hat tip to Gamasutra for the inside track!)