Activision Blizzard’s newest quarterly income report has been launched, enabling us to place a greenback determine on the success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and its free-to-play battle royale spinoff, Warzone. The quantity is unsurprisingly huge–including a development of $536 million in year-on-year in-game spending pushed largely by Modern Warfare.
Overall Activision Blizzard noticed a rise in in-game spending of $596 million when evaluating the three months main as much as June 30 with the equal interval final 12 months. The giant majority of that ($536 million) comes from Activision, whereas Blizzard noticed a $19 million improve primarily pushed by World of Warcraft, and King elevated by $41 million due to the Candy Crush franchise.
The report attributes the large improve in spending to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which was launched in October 2019, in comparison with October 2018’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It additionally consists of Warzone in that–the free-to-play battle royale spinoff launched in March this 12 months. While Call of Duty: Mobile launched in the identical interval as Modern Warfare, the report signifies that the latter did a lot of the heavy lifting in relation to microtransactions.