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PC is the most profitable platform for Activision in the first quarter of 2017

Activision Blizzard today announced its first-quarter 2017 results, revealing that the PC was the most profitable platform in this three-month period. It’s also worth noting that Overwatch has generated over $1 billion and is now the 8th billion-dollar franchise in Activision Blizzard’s portfolio.

As we can see, the PC platform has generated $566 million in the first quarter of 2017. And while this is lower than the console revenue, we do have to note that the console category includes a lot of console platforms. As such, the most profitable singular platform is undoubtedly the PC.

It’s also worth noting that the PC platform generated $166 million more than last year’s quarter. In other words, there was a 42% increase, whereas consoles saw a 20% decrease in sales.

Obviously, these results are mainly due to Overwatch and Hearthstone. Nevertheless, these stats show how important the PC actually is for Activision and Blizzard!

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John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email