Call of Duty: Generated more than $27 billion since its launch.
Since the release of the first episode in 2003, the Call of Duty series has generated more than $ 27 billion in revenue, according to the CEO of Activision, making it “one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time.”
In addition to announcing a new “premium” episode of Call of Duty for 2021, Activision Blizzard’s conference call about its fourth-quarter 2020 financial results was also an opportunity for the company to reveal many figures around the Call of Duty license.
Thus, we learn that the series has generated $ 27 billion in revenue since its inception in 2003, making it “one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time,” according to Daniel Alegre, President and Chief. Operating Officer of Activision.
Also, in 2020, the series would have attracted more than 250 million players, according to Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, in particular thanks to the success of the free-to-play Call of Duty Warzone and Call of Duty Mobile, which allowed the mark of “maintaining over 100 million monthly active players” for the fifth consecutive quarter across the various games in the franchise.
Call of Duty as a franchise has generated over $27 billion in revenue since its initial launch. It’s one of the most successful entertainment properties in history.
— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) February 4, 2021
Merely alone, Call of Duty Mobile has been downloaded over 50 million times since its launch in China on 25 December. As for sales of Call of Duty “premium,” they increased by 40% year on year in 2020, in particular thanks to digital sales.
Finally, the first season of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone content was the one that has sold the most Battle Passes since the introduction of this new game system in the series at the end of 2019. Stay tuned for the next update.