Destiny Reached 16 Million Registered Users And $11 Billion In Retail Sales

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"Active" Destiny players are spending, on average, more than three hours in the game every day, Activision added. Overall, Activision calls Destiny the "most successful launch of a new video game franchise in history." The game was also the top-selling new IP for 2014.

 

Meanwhile, Activision's other major shooter series, Call of Duty, has now reached total lifetime revenue of more than $11 billion in retail sales since the game originally launched in 2003. The most recent entry in the series was November 2014's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

 

Some other highlights from Activision's earnings report today:

 

  • World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor sold 3.3 million copies in 24 hours.
  • World of Warcraft had 10 million worldwide subscribers at the end of 2014.
  • Destiny and HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft combined to attract more than 40 million registered players, together generating more than $850 million in revenue.
  • Skylanders Trap Team was the top-selling kids console game globally for the calendar year.
  • 9 million people have signed up to beta test Heroes of the Storm.
  • New Call of Duty game coming from Treyarch in 2015.
  • Destiny getting "major content release" this fall.
  • Life-to-date retail sales for Skylanders have exceeded $3 billion. More than 240 million toys have been sold worldwide.

 

Fourth Quarter Earnings (Three Months Ended December 31, 2014):

 

  • $2.21 billion in revenue, down from $2.27 billion during the same quarter a year prior.
  • $698 million in profit, up from $621 million in profit during the same quarter last year.

 

Full-Year Earnings (12 Months Ended December 31, 2014):

 

  • $4.8 billion in revenue, compared to $4.3 billion for the year prior.
  • $1 billion in profit, compared to $999 million last year.
  • Net revenue from digital channels was $2.2 billion, accounting for a record 46 percent of the company's total net revenue.