Thanks for visiting Blog 4 Modern Warfare 3 Many people know that the COD games are really profitable and they sell well, but just how well are they doing? Thanks to VG Charts we can take a look at the charts and other sales graphs to better understand the Call of Duty video game sales on all consoles PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.
In the chart above, the Call of Duty franchise has achieved lifetime to date sales of 124.65 million on consoles. The Modern Warfare trilogy has sold a combined 64.92 million units, a little more than half of the total sales. The first three games were popular; but it was in a crowded market of World War II shooters. It wasn’t until the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare that the franchise took off to become one of the bestselling games on a yearly basis.
Looking at the bar graph above, it is easy to see that the franchise has grown steadily for each release. The second and third game grew at a decent rate 1.29 million and 1.26 million, respectively, however Modern Warfare more than doubled the sales of the previous games. World at War sales remained even with Modern Warfare. With the release of Modern Warfare 2 the series took off even further selling 6.71 million units for than World at War. Black Ops continued this trend by selling 3.52 million more units. Modern Warfare 3 despite being out less than a year has already become the bestselling game in the franchise by recently passing Black Ops.
Looking at the total sales by the current generation consoles it is clear that the franchise has become the most popular on the ‘HD Twins.’ They make up 95 percent of the market for the game selling a combined 105.27 million units, compared to just 5.66 million for the Wii. The Xbox 360 games have sold a combined 59.85 million, compared to 45.42 million for the PlayStation 3.