Your link doesn't contradict SuperData's claim. Also, how big is Modern Warfare's digital opening? It's nice to hear is the biggest so far on PS4 and for Activision, but that tells nothing.
I don't doubt there's a bigger opening than New Horizon's, but you personally haven't proved it.
You guys continue to miss the point.
COD sells 6-9 million a month in US alone. The new COD had a great launch ($600M in 3 days vs BO2 $500M in 1 day), so its figures are expected to be close to 7.5 million (physical and digital) of BO2 (physical only).
Considering digital on PS4 is around 40%
That's 5 million digital in US alone. AC is not even in the same league to launches like COD, GTA or RDR2 (prob FIFA as well).
RDR2 shipped 17 million in 2 weeks. 23 million 2 months later.
You guys are a classic case of confirmation bias. Your desire for an outcome has led to you missing all the caveats.
To further drive home how inaccurate SuperData is:
Digital estimate of DBZ 1.5 million+ in launch month.
Reality: NB announces 2 million shipped + digital in 2 months.
You're completely missing the point. This has nothing to do with how inaccurate Superdata is. Your blatantly false data and incoherent narrative are the problems.
"SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2019-- Activision’s Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® had more than $600 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release."
$600 million worldwide. An approximate 10 million units worldwide. Not just the US.
And you should really check your math. To get 5 million in digital sales with a 40% digital rate, you'd have to have total sales of 12.5 million. Not 7.5 million.
AC sold 2.6 million physically in Japan. In the US, it sold enough physical copies in March to become the best-selling game in the franchise, so that's another 2.3 million at minimum. Add in the rest of the world, in which AC usually sells substantially more than it does in the US, and we're already above 7.5 million physical. With just a 25% digital rate, its worldwide sell-through exceeds 10 million in March.
You can be in denial all you want. It doesn't change the fact that New Horizons had a launch month that rivals Modern Warfare.
Superdata at least has a slim chance of being right. You don't.