Activision Blizzard report: profits are gone with the players, and all hope for Modern Warfare

Following Ubisoft, Take-Two and Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, who boasted of the successes of their games, shared the report.

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According to the company, the second quarter of 2019brought into the treasury $ 1.4 billion, which is 15% less than last year. At the same time, this is more than Activision Blizzard herself expected after breaking up with Bungie. By tradition, most of the profits came from the digital market, and in the case of AB it is 78%.

As for the activity of the players, the “online” atThe company sagged noticeably. If earlier in Activision games 352 million players per month disappeared, now the number of active users does not rise above 327 million per month.

In turn, Black Ops 4 proved to be betterWWII, 50% bypassing the project in terms of average playing time and microtransactions. In May, the number of subscribers to World of Warcraft also increased, but the Overwatch audience is kept at the same level.

King wins in revenue with CandyCrush, earning $ 499 million, of which $ 171 million went into operating profit. Activision is also pleased with the sales of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, and plans to make more remasters of popular games. In addition, the company wants to develop Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Diablo, but not a word about Starcraft. As for Modern Warfare, Activision is confident that the game will affect the industry and the company itself.