Diablo 3 Sells 20 Million Units, Activision Blizzard Revenue at $658 Million for Past Quarter
Unfortunately, net income is down by half from the previous year’s quarter.
Activision Blizzard revealed its financial earnings for the past quarter ending on June 30th which included World of Warcraft subscriber numbers, it announced that Diablo 3 had managed to sell more than 20 million copies worldwide. This includes sales of the original game and the Reaper of Souls expansion on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. The Ultimate Evil Edition will be out later this month on PS4 and Xbox One, bringing the hack and slash adventure to current gen users.
The publisher also revealed its revenue for the past quarter which was $658 million. Net income was $45 million though which is half of last year’s income during the same quarter ($90 million) but about 73 percent of total revenue was from digital sales.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick stated that, “Today, we have more opportunities to create great content using new platforms and business models while also expanding into new geographies, and are embracing all of these growth opportunities with the same commitment to excellence that we have demonstrated over the past 23 years. As the world’s largest and most profitable independent interactive entertainment company, we remain focused on creating the most compelling, engaging games for our dedicated audiences and providing superior returns for our shareholders.”
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