Overwatch is a huge success. Gamers knew it will be a hit for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), but seven million sales in a week is not just impressive, it is, as Blizzard said, “one of the most successful global game launches of all time”.
The popular game developer said in a press release, “the world needs heroes, and citizens from London to Xi’an to Rio de Janeiro are rising to the occasion to join the ranks of Overwatch®! Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed team shooter launched worldwide on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on May 24, and since then more than 7 million players have fought for the future in Overwatch.”
It is clear now that Overwatch will become a new franchise and a major revenue source for Activision Blizzard. The story of critically acclaimed team shooter game is just beginning. The game has already been played over 119 million hours according to the company, across all four platforms.
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