Activision has posted record third-quarter revenues ($1.57 billion), an increase of 58 percent compared to the third quarter of 2015. Blizzard and Call of Duty, of course, were big contributors.
The company says that Overwatch is Blizzard’s fastest title to reach 20 million registered players around the world, and has contributed to Blizzard posting a 50 percent increase of monthly active users year-over-year.
Blizzard’s World of Warcraft: Legion sold 3.3 million copies on its first day “matching all-time records achieved by previous expansions.”
Call of Duty also did its part, with in-game purchases doubled year-to-date, and those players are also spending more on average. Overall, Activision Blizzard reaped almost $1 billion in in-game content for the quarter – a record.
Congrats to Blizzard, in particular, on its many achievements!