Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of the best-selling video games in US history, according to NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella.
The statistic that made my jaw drop this month was watching Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War make it one of the top 20 best-selling games in US history. Amazing. February 12, 2021
Black Ops Cold War broke the top 20 best-selling games in US history (based on when US game sales tracking began) in January 2021, just a few months after its launch in November 2020. It is currently in 20th place, although the entire top 20 has not yet been released of the NPD. These are pretty staggering statistics, especially considering Black Ops Cold War has only been out for a few months.
According to Piscatella, it even took the crown for best-selling games in 2020 with only two months of sales under the gun belt ̵
The popularity of Black Ops Cold War can be attributed to free-to-play Call of Duty: Warzone. The two games were integrated in December 2020, with multiplayer maps and cosmetics shared between the two, so many may have taken Black Ops Cold War to strengthen the Warzone content.
We know that new Call of Duty game 2021 will happen at some point this year, so let’s see if it will be able to pull in such impressive sales figures as Black Ops Cold War. Considering Activision reports that Call of Duty has “the largest gaming community it has ever had to start a year” in 2021, I would not be surprised if we again saw some record sales figures.
Even Call of Duty: Warzone Invisibility Error can not stop sales.