Here’s a sign of the times: Activision has confirmed in newly released financial documents that it made more money from phone games in the last quarter than all console and PC games combined.
as detected by TweaktownActivision’s quarterly report was released last week and shines a light on how its biggest games on PC, console and mobile are performing financially. And because of games like this Diablo Immortal, Call of Duty Mobileand candy Crush Sagabesieged Call of Duty The publisher makes a lot of money from phone games. In fact, more than half of its total earnings for the second quarter of 2022 came from mobile games, not console or PC games.
According to the reportAbout 51 percent of Activision’s total earnings in Q2 2022 came from mobile games. This adds a total of $831 million to mobile gaming earnings. Meanwhile, console games earned around $376 million, and PC games a little less, $332 million. Most recently, it earned $105 million from events and esports.
What you wouldn’t expect, especially if you’re not aware of how big mobile gaming has gotten in the last decade, is that the $831 million made from phone games, most of which came from King’s games and not stuff like that. Call of Duty Mobile. In the report, Activision says King games are: candy crush and farm heroes It exceeded 680 million dollars.
What these numbers reveal is that for major publishers like Activision, the future is likely to be putting more resources and money into mobile games and less and less focused on console gaming. in an age when Making AAA games is more expensive than ever, took years to createand mobile games, which are often flop, have become a lifeline for big game companies looking to keep their heads above water.
For Activision it’s especially important as Call of Duty Millions of players continue to lose and poor performance. Seeing the company spend years focusing most of its energy on it Call of Duty–even owning every studio he owned at one point Working on the franchise in a certain capacity – will most likely seek more mobile diversification, not less, to move forward.
It’s also worth noting that Activision’s hugely successful mobile games are one of the main reasons. Microsoft began the process of acquiring the company earlier this year. After a massive, public fallout after the company was sued years of sexual harassment and discrimination.
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