Publisher Activision Blizzard as part of financial report For the second quarter of the 2023 calendar year, information has been released about the success of the action role-playing game Diablo IV and the shareware shooter Overwatch 2 from Blizzard Entertainment.
Diablo IV is doing well as previously reported: in the five days since its June 6 premiere, global sales exceeded $666 million, and in two weeks, players spent more than 350 million hours in-game.
Now Activision Blizzard has released a concrete indicator of copies sold: in June, Diablo IV viewership exceeded 10 million people. In total, they spent over 700 million hours in the game. The project is selling faster than any other project in Blizzard history.
Diablo IV is now preparing to launch its first season of content, Season of the Plague, which launches on July 20th. However, the major patch 1.1.0 released on July 18 triggered a wave of criticism from fans.
As for Overwatch 2, the free team shooter attracted more than 25 million players in 10 days, and by the end of the first month, viewership had grown to 35 million people. However, record indicators could not be maintained.
According to a report by Activision Blizzard, user engagement and in-game spending gradually declined in the second quarter of 2023, but the company has high hopes for the Invasion season, which begins August 10.
The seasonal update will be the biggest in the game’s history, bringing story PvE missions (instead of the promised large-scale PvE mode), an additional game mode, a revamped progression system, and one more hero.