Activision Blizzard reported its earnings for its last quarter and the entire year during an investors call today. As expected, Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 helped drive revenue for the company (via VentureBeat).
For the holiday quarter (Q4 FY17) which ended on December 31, Call of Duty: WWII generated over $1 billion in sales. The first-person shooter was the top-grossing console game in 2017. The exact number of copies sold was not disclosed. For eight of the last nine years, the Call of Duty series has been the highest-grossing franchise worldwide.
Following Call of Duty: WWII, Destiny 2 was the second best-selling game in North America in terms of sales. For Activision, Destiny 2 became its best-selling PC game ever in the company’s history. Activision reported that Destiny 2’s first major expansion, Curse of Osiris, had a higher attach rate than The Dark Below from the first game. Destiny 2 is set to receive another major expansion this fall in 2018.
“This was a record quarter to cap off a record year for Activision Blizzard,” said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. “In 2017, our community reached new milestones for engagement, our business delivered record revenues and cash flows, and we made important progress in building future growth opportunities such as the Overwatch League.”
Overall, Activision’s net revenue for 2017 was just over $7 billion, up from $6.6 billion the previous year. The company noted that it had 55 million monthly active users for the quarter. Blizzard, on the other hand, had 40 million monthly active users.