The Activision Blizzard financial results for Q2 2017 (that’s April, May, and June 2017 to people that aren’t investors) have just been announced. To nobody’s surprise, Overwatch and Hearthstone are popular videogames. So popular, in fact, that both had record monthly active users between April 1 to June 30.
We’ve got our very own Overwatch show! It’s called Overwatch This, and Jeff from the Overwatch team even gave us an intro.
There’s no exact numbers for each game, but Activision Blizzard had a whopping 46 million monthly active users between April and June, which is including Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and, well, every other Blizzard game still going.
As this is from April to June, this includes the Anniversary and Uprising events for Overwatch, and the Journey to Un’Goro expansion for Hearthstone, which are cited as being influential for the increase in players.
Overwatch, especially, is still growing fast. In fact, since release, it’s had more and more monthly players every quarter, without fail. Despite issues with things like the Overwatch Leagueit’s been growing constantly.
With the record-breaking monthly active users, Blizzard also had a record-breaking amount of time spent on their games in Q2 – basically, Blizzard are doing damn well for themselves. That’s all with the Overwatch League, Summer Games, Knights of the Frozen Throne, and probably more on the horizon.
Since early 2015, Blizzard’s monthly active users have actually more than doubled – with the increased popularity of Hearthstone and the release of Overwatch (plus things like Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft: Legion, and so on) that’s not entirely surprising, but indicative of quite how good Blizzard have got it. I don’t think any of their games are dying yet.