Call of Duty has earned $3 billion in 2020, 40% of total ATVI revenues

The Call of Duty franchise has earned $3 billion so far in 2020, nearly 40% of Activision-Blizzard's total 12-month earnings.

1 minute & 52 seconds read time

Activision's new four-part plan has created one of the most powerful billion-dollar revenue models in the industry. This is the future of Call of Duty, and the future of major Activision-Blizzard games moving forward.

Call of Duty has earned $3 billion in 2020, 40% of total ATVI revenues 8

The Call of Duty franchise has raked in an incredible $3 billion in combined sales and monetization revenues throughout 2020, Activision today confirmed. These monumental earnings are made possible by the new Call of Duty ecosystem that connects four microtransaction-driven points together: CoD Mobile, two simultaneously-updated mainline premium games (Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare), and Warzone, the F2P battle royale that links the premium games.

Warzone and mainline CoD games are now strategically interwoven with cross-play, cross-progression, cross-saves, and cross-monetization, making Warzone the most important thing Activision has ever done.

Call of Duty has earned $3 billion in 2020, 40% of total ATVI revenues 98

To put these numbers in perspective, Call of Duty has made nearly 40% of Activision-Blizzard's total trailing 12-month earnings ($7.76 billion). This total includes every Activision-Blizzard game, from World of Warcraft, Overwatch to Candy Crush.

Call of Duty has earned $3 billion in 2020, 40% of total ATVI revenues 85

Activision expects Calendar Year 2020 to deliver all-time record revenues of $7.675 billion. It's likely Activision will shoot past this target. Q3'20's operating income was the highest it's been in the last 10 years.

The company's new four-part plan, which focuses on new games, new engagement models, live services, and mobile ports, is paying off big time. Activision instituted this new model back in 2018, where it fired nearly 800 employees during a record year of $7.5 billion earnings.

Q3 was a big proving point for this plan. Call of Duty franchise hours were up 700% from last year, CoD saw 100 million MAUs in Q3, 66.7 million people play Call of Duty games with their friends, and Call of Duty Mobile has been downloaded over 300 million times.

Buy at Amazon

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago
* Prices last scanned on 2/2/2023 at 4:55 am CST - prices may not be accurate, click links above for the latest price. We may earn an affiliate commission.

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles