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:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled)79,586NewPS3Square Enix
New02.Pro Evolution Soccer 201571,303NewPS3Konami
New03.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled)64,060NewPS4Square Enix
01.04.Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate39,5022,144,3463DSCapcom
New05.One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X35,098New3DSBandai Namco
New06.Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax34,671NewPS3Sega
New07.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker28,025NewWiiUNintendo
New08.Pro Evolution Soccer 201526,684NewPS4Konami
New09.Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax25,607NewPSVSega
02.10.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder21,0862,863,9763DSLevel 5
03.11.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS18,7231,720,1893DSNintendo
10.12.Mario Kart 813,544713,132WiiUNintendo
04.13.Power Pro Baseball 20146,570117,607PS3Konami
New14.Hanayamata Yosakoi Live!6,285NewPSVBandai Namco
New15.Halo: The Master Chief Collection4,867NewXBOMicrosoft
05.16.Power Pro Baseball 20144,24375,316PSVKonami
New17.Marginal#4 Idol of Supernova4,170NewPSVIdea Factory
06.18.The Evil Within4,12487,056PS3Bethesda
New19.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled)3,730NewXBOSquare Enix
07.20.Tales of the World: Reve Unitia2,92665,0463DSBandai Namco


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

Ishaan Sahdev
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.