Before Call of Duty WW2 was released last year, fans had been waiting for close to a decade for another WW2 entry. The last WW2 entry in the Call of Duty franchise before this point was Call of Duty World at War.
Call of Duty World at War was the fifth entry in the series, with the exception of Modern Warfare 1, all games up to this point took place during WW2. World at War was a well received game, it seemed like every time I looked on my friends list, WAW was the game everyone was playing. This WW2 FPS was also the first in the franchise to introduce us to “Nazi Zombies”. Since that time, “Zombies” has become a staple of the series.
Despite the great reception of WaW, the powers that be decided it was time to take a break from WW2. After 2008 fans would experience a long stretch where the series took them through modern and futuristic time periods. Black Ops 1, released in 2010 would be the only exception. The popular shooter franchise who built their identity with WW2 games and modern games would go far off into the future. New elements were introduced into the game like lasers and walking on walls. Many fans felt like COD no longer resembled the series they loved and identified with.
Early last year fans were finally given a reason to get heir hopes up. After three consecutive games set in the distant future, it was announced that Call of Duty 2017 would have “boots on the ground”. Rumors began to fly and the internet and forums would go wild. This bit of news alone was enough to get many fans excited.
Early last year when it was finally announced that Call of Duty 2017 would take place during WW2, we were all certain the game would do well in sales. The latest bit of news is probably no surprise to anyone, COD WW2 was the top selling game of 2017 in the U.S. It appears for the time being that declining sales have come to a stop. Unfortunately no specific sales numbers have been provided.
Top 5 Selling Games of 2017
Call Of Duty: WW2
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