Activision have announced rather impressive (to say the least) commercial figures for the Call of Duty franchise. The franchise has surpassed $3 billion in net revenue over the last 12 months, with over 200 million players in total having played one of Call of Duty Mobile, Call of Duty: Warzone, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in that period.
Net bookings are up 80% year-over-year for the franchise, while unit sales are up 40%. Call of Duty has also had the largest ever number of collective players across console and PC for the series, while November 2020 was also the biggest November ever for the series in terms of hours played and monthly players. Meanwhile, free-to-play battle royale shooter Warzone, which had over 80 million players at last count, has also enjoyed continued success, having now amassed over 85 million players.
Upon release, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War broke launch digital sales records for the series. Activision recently announced that Modern Warfare set a first-year sales record for the series as well.