Call of Duty Statistics & Facts: CoD Gaming, Esports & Mobile

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Call of Duty is fast becoming a data-driven game powered by statistics that fans are hungry to consume. From the most up-to-date player counts to the earnings of Call of Duty’s esports superstars, there’s a lot of information floating around online. With this guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know about the hottest Call of Duty statistics on the market, covering the entire ecosystem from end to end.

It’s relatively easy to find data online for multiplayer games like Call of Duty, but it takes time. That’s why we’ve compiled a full statistical breakdown, pulling everything you’d ever want to know into one walkthrough. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual fan or the most hardcore competitor in the business. You’ll find something in our Call of Duty statistics guide to whet your appetite for information.

Call of Duty Gaming Statistics

Call of Duty first broke into the gaming scene in 2003, and since then, it has spawned 21 major titles and 17 spin-off games. Out of these titles, the highest-rated Call of Duty game was Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (but it’s tied for first place with 2009’s Modern Warfare 2). There are several sub-franchises that make up the Call of Duty series, the longest-running of which is the Black Ops sub-franchise, which has seen five titles released over a thirteen-year period.

By 2023, the developer that had created the most Call of Duty games was Infinity Ward, with nine games (including the original) having been made by the company. However, Treyarch is close behind, having created seven Call of Duty games since it developed Call of Duty 3 in 2006.

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Here are some key Call of Duty statistics surrounding the history of the franchise itself:

  • Lifetime Revenue of Call of Duty – It was reported in 2022 that the franchise had surpassed $30 billion in total revenue. One of the most successful Call of Duty games ever was 2022’s Modern Warfare II, which secured $1 billion in revenue within just ten days of launch.
  • Total Sales of Call of Duty – It was also revealed that more than 425 million units had been sold across the entire history of the franchise. However, that doesn’t count downloads, as Call of Duty Mobile alone has secured more than 650 million downloads – and counting.
  • Call of Duty Warzone Players – This incredibly popular battle royale game secured more than 125 million registered users by 2022 and spawned some of the most valuable COD tournaments in the space.
  • Call of Duty’s Player Increase – By 2013, Call of Duty, the original title, had sold a grand total of 4.5 million copies. Within three days of release, 2022’s Modern Warfare II had sold more than eight million copies. That’s a perfect indicator of the increase of Call of Duty’s player base over the years.

CoD Gamer Demographics

  • Largest age group: In terms of the fans driving the franchise forward, it was revealed in a report by NewZoo that the most common age group for Call of Duty players is 21 to 35. Out of COD and its competitors (Battlefield and Halo), the former has the densest concentration of players aged 11 to 20.
  • Female players: Newzoo also revealed that 31% of all players were female.
  • Largest geographic segment: Finally, it has been suggested through Call of Duty statistics that the biggest portion of the fanbase resides in the United States.

Call of Duty Esports Statistics

Call of Duty boasts one of the most vibrant and valuable esports scenes in the industry. It’s packed full of the best Call of Duty players in the world, all of which compete on grand stages for the chance to win millions of dollars.

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It’s also a lucrative title for gamblers, as Call of Duty betting has become increasingly popular in recent years. Here are some Call of Duty statistics from the esports scene.

  • According to escharts.com, there has been 194 major Call of Duty tournaments since 2017 (as of February 2023). Before that, there are another seven years of history that aren’t tracked by the platform that ultimately contains another 200 – 300 events.
  • In terms of prize pools, Call of Duty has become more valuable over the years, and these days, the Call of Duty League Championship can boast a $1.5 million prize pool, while major tournaments go hand-in-hand with a $500,000 pool.
  • Typically, as many as 340,000 peak viewers are recorded watching a Call of Duty tournament.
  • As of February 2023, the highest peak viewership for a Call of Duty esports tournament sits at around 439,000 viewers.
  • It has also been noted that Call of Duty esports is a relatively young persons’ game, as in February 2023, the most common age for a COD esports professional was just twenty-two years.
  • Out of those esports professionals, there are a few standout examples. As of 2023, the winningest player was Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, boasting 38 major tournament wins, three world championships, and far more than $1 million earned in winnings.
  • Furthermore, as of 2023, there are thirty players in the history of Call of Duty esports to have won a world championship title.

Call of Duty Mobile Statistics

Let’s take a look at some Call of Duty Mobile statistics.

  • Within 265 days of being released, Call of Duty Mobile had seen 250 million downloads.
  • By 2023, that number had soared to more than 650 million. It took no time at all for the free-to-play game to become a huge earner for Activision, as by 2022, it was revealed that CODM had surpassed $1.5 billion in ‘lifetime player spending’.
  • In the first quarter of 2022, more than 370 million monthly active users were recorded on the platform.

It’s one of the most popular mobile games of all time, and in 2023, Call of Duty Warzone Mobile is expected to launch.

Will COD Always Be Popular?

Call of Duty is a massively popular game, and it always likely will be. It’s a staple title in the gaming world, and even two decades after the series debuted, it remains one of the highest-selling games in history.

Call of Duty tends to perform very well on social media and streaming platforms. Let’s use Call of Duty Warzone in our final notes on Call of Duty statistics (streaming-wise, that is). On Twitch, Warzone’s all-time peak viewership sits at 1.6 million users.

At the time of writing, there’s an average seven-day count of more than 1,800 channels streaming the game. That’s just one representative example, and it’s worth bearing in mind that there are tens of thousands of accomplished Call of Duty streamers.

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Grant Taylor-Hill

Grant is a lifelong, multi-platform gamer with a passion for journalism and more than ten years' experience in the industry. He'll try any game once, and when he's not playing them, he's watching them, being as he is an avid esports fan.

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