Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare had a very controversial initial announcement with the most downvoted trailer of all time, but the game has garnered pretty solid reception since its release last week. While the game likely has sold plenty in that short time, it does not look like the game is doing so well on Steam thus far.
Steam keeps track of the number of players that are currently playing their games, as well as providing their peak number for the day. The current number is not that important since it’s early in the morning as of the time of this writing, but the peak number for the day is only 15,346 right now.
This number, as well as the currently playing number, are below a lot of other games, some that just released as well and some that have been out for years. Considering a game like Grand Theft Auto V’s peak for the day is at over 77,000 and Dota 2 at nearly a million, you would have thought Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare would be doing a little better.
The big difference here though is that this does not count the people playing Infinite Warfare through Windows 10 and other avenues, but with Steam being the biggest hub for PC gamers, it likely has one of the largest pools of players for the game.
Adding in the controversy that those who buy the game on Steam and the Windows 10 Store cannot play with one another has really hurt the PC launch of the game it seems, but we’re very curious to see how well the game sells on consoles where it always thrives, especially considering the early UK numbers show a dip in sales.