Following the release of Activision Blizzard’s latest earnings report, Overwatch has become the eighth franchise in the company’s portfolio to raise over $1 billion dollars. While this is impressive enough by itself, Overwatch has managed to generate this much money in less than a year.
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Overwatch is now sitting alongside franchises like Call of Duty and Skylanders in the billionaire’s club, with the shooter boasting over 30 million players. Activision Blizzard as a whole saw a 22% cashflow increase compared to 2016, generating $411 million in the first quarter of 2017 alone. Blizzard games have seen 58% rise in monthly active users when compared to this time in 2016, thanks to the combined success of both Overwatch and Hearthstone.