INTERNATIONAL_ Activision Blizzard recently reported its revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021, including the key game Call of Duty Mobile.
Specifically, this product has generated over $1 billion in revenue through user spending. Call of Duty Mobile game recharges increased year-over-year in Q4 thanks to continued contributions from the Chinese version, the official report said. Over the course of the year, the deposit to this FPS game has grown strongly. Worldwide user spending on this game has surpassed 1 billion dollars.
This contributes quite a bit to Activision’s net revenue in 2021 ($8.80 billion) even though this IP doesn’t perform impressively on PCs and consoles. Meanwhile, Call ò Duty: Warzone had a lower interaction rate and Call of Duty: Vanguard did not achieve the expected revenue. The release of the mobile version in China helps boost the US game company’s revenue.
The numbers speak for themselves and Activision’s investment in the mobile games sector is certainly showing its return. It’s no surprise that other AAA studios are bringing their popular franchises to mobile because there’s plenty of space here to turn a solid profit.
Meanwhile, its subsidiary, King, with its Candy Crush product, has confirmed its appeal as the highest-grossing franchise in the US. The game also earns over a billion dollars in annual operating income.
The report also states that monthly active users reached 371 million for the 3-month period ending December 31, 2021, down slightly from 397 million in Q4 2020. This number is broken down into King’s 240 million, Activision’s 107 million and Blizzard’s 24 million.
Activision Blizzard revenue saw $2.16 billion in net sales, down from $2.41 billion in 2020. For the full year, it reported $8.8 billion in net sales. for the year ended December 31, 2021, up from an estimated $8.09 billion the previous year.