The NPD Group has released their data for the month of October 2018 late today. The group releases monthly data showcasing the game industry’s results for each month in North America.
The NPD Group has reported that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the best selling game in North America for the month of October and is currently the best selling game of 2018.
Black Ops 4 tops the chart: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the best-selling game of October. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launch month dollar sales represent the 8th highest in Video Game history since The NPD Group began tracking in 1995. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 instantly becomes the best-selling game of the year, and the 2nd best-selling game across the past twelve month period, trailing only Call of Duty: WWII.
Here’s a look at the sales for the month of October 2018, across all platforms. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was #1, with Red Dead Redemption 2 coming in at #2 for the month. Activision Blizzard had 2 games on the top 20 list for the month. (Note: PC digital sales for Black Ops 4 is not tracked by the NPD.)
NPD’s Mat Piscatella has reported that the lack of a SP campaign in Black Ops 4 did not impact the sales at all for the title.
So, quick hit takes from the October 2018 U.S. Video Game data from The NPD Group:
– The lack of a SP campaign did not hurt Black Ops IIII launch month sales in the slightest
– On the full game Video Game side, year to date, both Physical and Digital game sales are up YoY (cont.)
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) November 20, 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was also the top selling game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, respectively, coming in at #1 on the PS4 and Xbox One specific charts from the NPD Group.
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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