Two classic Call of Duty games sneak into the best sellers of July in the UK

Tom Henry

Two classic Call of Duty games sneak into the best sellers of July in the UK

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We recently told you that the classic deliveries of call of duty had experienced a spike in player numbers on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One after Activision Blizzard unexpectedly bugged their multiplayer modes. Now we know that that peak audience Not only did it come from users who already had the game on those platforms, but it was also carried out by new users who bought these classic games taking advantage of the fact that they were also on sale.

And we know it thanks to UK video game sales datawhose report last month (July 2023) reflects that two classics in the saga have been placed in the top 5 of the most sold of the month in that country, surpassing even modern installments: specifically, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was placed in fourth position and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 original reached fifth position. These games are 11 and 14 years old respectively.

In the list, which includes the best-selling physical and digital games of the month in the United Kingdom, we also see that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 of 2022 has managed to place itself in ninth position, surpassing another Activision Blizzard video game: Diablo IV. from the list of top 10 sellers, four are from this company. You can see it in full below:

  1. FIFA 23 (EA)
  2. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision Blizzard)
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009 Edition (Activision Blizzard)
  6. Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros.)
  7. F123 (EA)
  8. Minecraft (Mojang)
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2022 Edition (Activision Blizzard)
  10. Diablo 4 (Activision Blizzard)

PS5 was the best-selling console of July in the UK

But the UK sales data for July doesn’t end there: in terms of software We also know that the total number of games sold (both physical and digital) was 2.6 million units, 31% more than the same month last year. In hardware there was also a growth of 7% compared to July 2022, although a drop of the same percentage with the previous month.

The best-selling console was PS5, which increased its sales by 68% compared to last July, and Nintendo Switch was in second place although with a 15% drop with the same period last year. Xbox Series X / S was the third best-selling console in the United Kingdom, which has sold 22.8% less than in 2022, while PS4 has increased its sales by 331% this year.

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