MMO Week in Review: Activision-Blizzard’s decline by the numbers


So, uh… yeah things aren’t going so hot for Activision, Blizzard, or Activision-Blizzard, except for King, which is just peachy. ATVI’s Q1 2022 investor report was abysmal, showing another 2M players lost from Blizzard’s individual count, along with a 43% quarter-over-quarter revenue drop for Blizzard; even Eternity’s End couldn’t stanch the flow of players. In fact, Blizzard has lost 18.5% of its players just in the last year. Activision alone fared no better; it saw a 49% revenue decrease QoQ and a loss of a third of its MAUs over the last year.

Naturally, the news prompted a slew of countermeasures, including the fact that Diablo Immortal is launching in June on console – the same day it hits beta for PC.

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday (since 2010!) in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!



Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.
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