The NPD released their latest data for the US Games Retail market earlier this week and provided an update on where Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 stands in the charts after its two months of release.
For the entire year, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the best selling game of the year to date. Red Dead Redemption 2 did have a huge November and was the best selling game for the specific month, but Black Ops 4 remains the best selling game overall for the 2018 year.
Here’s the chart for the year-to-date 2018 game sales, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 coming in at #1 in term of dollar sales:
These charts do not track PC digital sales, as Call of Duty is now sold on Blizzard’s platform, and the data for that platform is not public.
In addition, NPD has stated that Black Ops 4 is the second fastest selling game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in history of the consoles, trailing Call of Duty: WWII. Call of Duty: WWII remains one of the best selling Call of Duty games on the current generation platforms.
US NPD SW – Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is the second best-selling game of November, and remains the best-selling game year to date. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is the second fastest selling game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in history, trailing only 2017's Call of Duty: WWII.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) December 18, 2018
It is not clear yet which title — Black Ops 4 or Red Dead Redemption II — will be the best selling game overall for 2018. That information will come in January, when NPD releases their next update on the market. NPD’s Mat Piscatella states that the gap between the two games will be very close, but he believes Red Dead Redemption II will narrowly edge out Black Ops 4.
The January NPD Data will be released on January 22, 2019.
COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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