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PC is Activision's most profitable gaming platform

Activision's most profitable gaming platform is the PC.

Published May 8, 2017 2:17 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST
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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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NEWS SOURCE:dsogaming.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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