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Black Ops 4 physical sales down 50% compared WWII

The UK boxed sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 have revealed that physical sales of the game are down 50% when compared to WWII

By: Jak Connor from Oct 16, 2018 @ 4:00 CDT

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has just released and as everyone who decided to pick up the game tries to decide whether they want to jump into the classic multiplayer, zombies or blackout. We will be taking a look at the physical sales of the title.


Within the first weekend of the UK boxed sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, it appears that physical sales are down 50% when compared to Call of Duty: WWII. Going back to Black Ops III, we can see a massive 59% in physical sale drops, making this the weakest physical sale launch for the Call of Duty franchise since 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

This is not really surprising at all, since most players are now looking towards digital purchasing options when it comes to games as it is much more convenient. A prime example of this is the fact that 58% of physical sales were on PS4, Xbox One came in with 41% and PC held the remainder. These figures show that most PC gamers stuck to the convenience of buying a digital copies through the client or other services, while console gamers decided physical copies of their games could be more worthwhile. If you are interested in the digital sales, check out our breakdown here.


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