Destiny Closing in on 30 Million Registered Players as Activision Posts “Better Than Expected” Q1 Results

May 6, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

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Activision Blizzard has posted its financial results for Q1 2016, welcoming “better than expected” numbers. 

Details for the company’s quarter ending March 31 were unveiled online, confirming that Bungie’s Destiny is now closing in on 30 million registered players. That’s up 5 million from the 25 million tally recorded back in November of 2015. 

Much of that uptake can be traced back to the shooter’s largely successful April update, according to Publishing Executive Eric Hirshberg. Apparently, engagement in Destiny remains “remarkably strong even after the release of some competitive games in the genre. It’s clear fans are hungry for more content than we have been able to create.”

“That passion and loyalty from our fans is something that we don’t take for granted. Which is why we’re working side by side with Bungie to make sure that in the future, we’re able to deliver a more consistent stream of great content and drive even more engagement.”

Overall, Activision’s net revenue for the three-month period reached a record-breaking $908 million — the most the company has ever made during Q1. For the sake of comparison, last year the mega-publisher recorded $703 million in revenue across the same period. That 29 percent boon was echoed by the digital success, up 59 percent over last year. 

[Source: Activision via Game Informer]