Here’s a sign of the times: Activision confirmed in newly released financial documents that last quarter it made more money from its phone games than from all console and PC games combined.
As noticed TweakTownActivision released its quarterly report last week, detailing how its biggest games on PC, consoles and mobile are doing financially. And for such games Diablo Immortal, Call of Duty Mobileand Candy Crush Saga.engulfed The call of duty the publisher makes a lot of money from phone games. In fact, more than half of all 2022 second quarter earnings came from mobile phones, not console or PC games.
According to the report, about 51 percent of Activision’s total earnings in 2022 from mobile games in the second quarter. This amounts to 831 million. USD in revenue from mobile games. Meanwhile, console games earned about $376 million. USD, while computer games brought in slightly less – 332 million. Ultimately, she earned $105 million from events and esports.
What you might not expect, especially if you don’t understand how massive mobile gaming has become over the last decade, is that out of the 831 million Of the $100,000 generated by games on the phone, most of it went to King’s titles rather than things like Call of Duty Mobile. In the report, Activision says it likes King’s titles Candy Crush and Farm heroes brought over 680 million
These numbers reveal that big publishers like Activision are likely to invest even more resources and money into mobile games in the future and less and less focus on console games. In the era where AAA games are more expensive than ever, will take years to buildand often a flop, mobile gaming has become a lifeline for big game companies looking to keep their heads above water.
For Activision it’s especially important as The call of duty continues to lose millions of players and perform worse. Seeing that the company has put a lot of energy into it over the years The call of duty—at one point even owning every studio he owned is working on the franchise to some extent – it’s likely that it will be looking more, not less, into mobile.
It should also be noted that Activision’s hugely successful mobile games are one of the main reasons Microsoft began the process of buying the company earlier this year following a massive public fallout after the company was sued years of sexual harassment and discrimination.
somehow, The call of duty and Warcraft more like the bonuses you get on Xbox above King and his money printing games.