Activision Blizzard sees revenue jump, massive engagement even without big releases

Even in a quarter that didn’t see a single major product or expansion release, Activision Blizzard made even more money than it did the year previous. The company’s Q2 2018 earnings report showed that the mega-publisher brought in $1.64 billion during the period. This must be making some execs pretty happy, as this managed to pass the company’s target goals for the quarter quite handily.

Blizzard said that it hosted 37 million active monthly users across all of its games during the quarter. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth has enjoyed “strong pre-orders” to date, and both Hearthstone and Overwatch also were highlighted as particular studio strengths. And this is neither here nor there, but we should point out that yesterday marked the 5,000th day of World of Warcraft’s live operation.

Looks like the money’s going to continue to stream in, with fall expansions and the big announcement that the company signed a deal with Tencent to release Call of Duty Mobile in China.

Source: Gamasutra
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PurpleCopper

Is that bigger than Fortnite?

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This must be making some execs pretty happy

Well, their CEO got paid something like $140,000,000 last year, so yeah, he’s probably pretty happy.

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Slaasher

hmmm. Wow!!
16.4B is a big big number for a 3 month period of time

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Slaasher

Ok i misread that and its 1.64B
Still a big number but not the crazy stuff i thought that I saw LMAO