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PC is Activision's most profitable gaming platform

Activision's most profitable gaming platform is the PC

By Anthony Garreffa on May 8, 2017 02:17 am CDT - 0 mins, 38 secs reading time

Activision-Blizzard released its Q1 2017 financial results, revealing that the company has turned Overwatch into yet another billion-dollar franchise.

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But it was the PC that surprised me, with $566 million revenue generated in Q1 2017 alone, and while it doesn't match all of the consoles combined - it is the most profitable platform by far. If we consider the entire console market made Activision just $615 million while PC made $566 million, and the fact that 'console' represents all Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Activision-Blizzard is making quite a lot of bank from the PC.

Activision-Blizzard made a decent $475 million from mobile gaming platforms as well, while $70 million came from 'other' platforms. Compared to Q4 2016, where PC made $400 million - the $566 million haul for Q1 2017 is a huge haul indeed.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:dsogaming.com

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