UK Call of Duty launch sales down 40% year-on-year

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Christopher Dring

GSD data shows that Call of Duty: Vanguard struggled at digital and physical retail

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s launch sales in the UK are down 40% over last year’s game, the latest GSD data shows.

Physical retail sales dropped 26% over last year’s game whereas digital sales fell 44%.

It is a disappointing result, but Vanguard is still the second biggest game launch of the year behind FIFA 22 (as usual).

It’s tempting to speculate this may highlight fatigue within the Call of Duty franchise, but there were a few areas that will have negatively impacted sales this year.

Vanguard’s critical reception

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