Activision-Blizzard today hosted their Q2 quarterly call with investors as the company reveal hugely impressive numbers put forward by massive levels of success across the board with their top titles such as World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch. Year-over-year revenue is up to a record $1.14 billion, a 50% increase on last years expected numbers.
Blizzard also announced that they have supported over 33 million monthly active players across their titles in quarter 2 of 2016, up 13% on last years numbers. The success is attributed to a record-breaking quarter for Hearthstone as well as a massive surge in players since the release of Overwatch.
[quote cite=”Blizzard”]Blizzard had the biggest quarterly online player community in its history, with MAUsA of 33 million, up 29% quarter-over-quarter and 13% year-over-year. This reflects the successful launch of Overwatch® and strength across the broader portfolio, including Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, which had record quarterly MAUsA, and World of Warcraft®, which had double-digit MAUA growth quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year.[/quote]
[quote cite=”Blizzard”]Players have spent about 500 million hours playing Blizzard’s Overwatch, with additional content updates ahead.[/quote]
[quote cite=”Blizzard”]Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft had record total quarterly time spent with the launch of the Whispers of the Old Gods™expansion.[/quote]
Source: Press Release