“As of the end of the second quarter, Diablo IV had sold-through more units than any other Blizzard title at an equivalent stage of release,” it said in its second quarter earnings report.
Diablo 4’s release drove a record three months for the Blizzard business segment, which delivered its first $1 billion net bookings quarter.
During the three-month period ended on June 30, Blizzard revenue grew over 160% year-over-year and operating income more than tripled year-over-year, each setting new quarterly records, according to Activision.
Players logged over 700 million hours of Diablo 4 game time in June, “and retention trends for the title are particularly strong”, it added.
Diablo 4 Season 1: Season of the Malignant will begin on July 20.
Activision Blizzard also provided a brief update on this year’s flagship Call of Duty game in its second quarter earnings announcement.
It said the game, which is reportedly a continuation of last year’s Modern Warfare 2, “is proceeding well”.
Microsoft and Activision Blizzard announced today that they’ve agreed to extend their merger agreement until October 18, 2023, after their initial self-imposed deadline to complete the $69 billion deal expired on Tuesday.