This Week In Sales: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Sees A Drop


Period: The week of November 10th – November 16th (2014)

Top-seller: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled) (PS3) – 79,586

Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,199 | Tot. sales: 9,658,832

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 9,172 | Tot. sales: 6,710,991

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 13,373 | Tot. sales: 163,105

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 38,457 | Tot. sales: 415,199

PlayStation Vita sales: 19,301 | Tot. sales: 3,213,910

Vita TV sales: 675 | Tot. sales: 144,294

Wii U sales: 14,002 | Tot. sales: 1,987,402

PlayStation 4 sales: 15,537 | Tot. sales: 796,635

Xbox One sales: 2,245 | Tot. sales: 37,685

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Last week, Square Enix published Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in Japan, on behalf of Activision Blizzard, just as they have done with the series for the past several years. Below is a look at how the game’s first-week sales stacked up against previous Call of Duty releases in Japan.


The following are sales figures for the last few Call of Duty games in Japan, with Xbox and PlayStation platform numbers combined:


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014) – 147,376

Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013) – 203,581

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (2012) – 219,527

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011) – 210,839

Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) – 159,201


As you can see, Advanced Warfare suffered a bit of a decline from the previous four games, despite having been released on more platforms (both current and previous gen systems). In fact, the game has sold similarly to Destiny, which was released earlier in the year and sold 140,780 copies in its first week.


Sales figures for Advanced Warfare in other territories have not been revealed yet, but analysts have suggested that the game has seen a drop in the West as well, based on a decline in pre-order figures. It should be interesting to see how Activision attempt to turn the situation around with next year’s Call of Duty.


The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled) 79,586 New PS3 Square Enix
New 02. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 71,303 New PS3 Konami
New 03. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled) 64,060 New PS4 Square Enix
01. 04. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 39,502 2,144,346 3DS Capcom
New 05. One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X 35,098 New 3DS Bandai Namco
New 06. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax 34,671 New PS3 Sega
New 07. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 28,025 New WiiU Nintendo
New 08. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 26,684 New PS4 Konami
New 09. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax 25,607 New PSV Sega
02. 10. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 21,086 2,863,976 3DS Level 5
03. 11. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 18,723 1,720,189 3DS Nintendo
10. 12. Mario Kart 8 13,544 713,132 WiiU Nintendo
04. 13. Power Pro Baseball 2014 6,570 117,607 PS3 Konami
New 14. Hanayamata Yosakoi Live! 6,285 New PSV Bandai Namco
New 15. Halo: The Master Chief Collection 4,867 New XBO Microsoft
05. 16. Power Pro Baseball 2014 4,243 75,316 PSV Konami
New 17. Marginal#4 Idol of Supernova 4,170 New PSV Idea Factory
06. 18. The Evil Within 4,124 87,056 PS3 Bethesda
New 19. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled) 3,730 New XBO Square Enix
07. 20. Tales of the World: Reve Unitia 2,926 65,046 3DS Bandai Namco


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

Ishaan Sahdev
About The Author
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.