SuperData Research has released their video game industry this morning, following NPD Group’s release last night. Just like NPD, SuperData’s info is just for the US market.
SuperData has reported that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the best selling game of the month in October in US, earning the highest revenue for the month. They have reported that Black Ops 4 sold 4.2 million units digitally in the month, which is a new record for single month digital sales on consoles.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 sets a new high mark for console digital units. We estimate Black Ops 4 sold an estimated 4.2 million units in October on consoles, a new single month record for digital console sales. PC sales also grew significantly year-over-year, but still represent a small minority of the user base.
SuperData also reported that Red Dead Redemption 2 is right on Black Ops 4’s tail in terms of sales, with 4 million digital units sold in its first 7 days of availability.
Overall, the game industry had its best October ever with Call of Duty and Red Dead pushing the industry forward.
Consumers spent $1.53 billion digitally on console games in October, up 80% year-over-year and setting a new record for the platform. Growth was underpinned by the strong launches of Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as a favorable comparison against a nascent Fortnite last October. Specifically, full game download revenue surpassed $1 billion for the first month ever.
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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