Activision recently released numbers for its latest fiscal quarter. The data released by the publisher shows a general decline, dictated precisely by the decline of Call of Duty.
Activision’s fiscal second-quarter revenue fell from $2.3 billion to $1.64 billion year-on-year, while operating income also fell from $959 million to $338 million, according to a DomsPlaying analyst on Twitter. The number of monthly active users dropped from 408 million to 361 million compared to last year, and the only sector that grew was King’s, which is mainly engaged in mobile games and games for the Web and Facebook.
Activision attributed these numbers to the decline in community activity for Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard, which were unable to hold on to the record numbers reached in 2021. However, earnings are still higher than in the first quarter, as the publisher made it clear during a recent shareholder meeting.
The company is confident of a significant increase in its market performance towards the end of the 4th quarter of the fiscal year, when both Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, which is expected to launch on October 28, and Warzone 2 will be released. Activision also plans to release Overwatch 2 on October 2 in a free-to format. -play and Diablo 4 in early 2023.