it’s no secret devil 4 has been a huge success for Blizzard, as the role-playing game has been one of the company’s best-selling releases. So as the new season of Diablo 4 gears up for release, Blizzard has outlined how successful Diablo 4 has been this quarter.
Diablo 4’s success stems from Activision Blizzard’s second quarter results for 2023 (April to June). Blizzard notes that Diablo 4, compared to its other games, has sold the most copies in the shortest amount of time. This also led to Blizzard’s first quarter net bookings of $1 billion (the net number of products sold), thanks to the truly colossal release of Diablo 4.
“In the second quarter, Blizzard segment revenue grew more than 160% year-over-year and operating income more than tripled year-over-year, each setting new quarterly records, fueled by the release of Diablo 4,” Blizzard begins.
“Diablo 4 had sold more units than any other Blizzard title at an equivalent stage of release. Over ten million players experienced Diablo 4 in June, playing for over 700 million hours, and title retention trends are particularly strong.”
This success immediately follows an emergency Diablo 4 campfire chat for the game’s upcoming Season 1, after the most recent Diablo 4 patch 1.1.0 was met with controversy and a list of unpopular nerfs.
The two Diablo 4 expansions are also mentioned, as Blizzard says their “teams are also making great progress on expansions that will deliver major new features and continue the game’s acclaimed narrative for many years to come.”
Overwatch and World of Warcraft also feature in the financial report, as Blizzard says “player engagement and investment in Overwatch 2 decreased sequentially in the quarter,” but expects the Tuesday, August 10 release of Overwatch PvE content 2, Invasion, help bring players back.
World of Warcraft appears to be still going strong, as Blizzard says it’s delivering “more content faster than ever,” while Dragonflight’s subscriber retention in the West is higher than equivalent stages in other more recent modern expansions for the game. .
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