MW3 Players Logged Over 1.6 Billion Hours Online, Call of Duty Has 40 Million MAUs

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Activision Blizzard has released its financial results for Q1 FY12, revealing the latest Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Elite figures.

Here are the highlights related to the Call of Duty franchise:

  • As of March 31, 2012, the Call of Duty franchise had approximately 40 million monthly active users.*
  • Players have logged more than 1.6 billion hours of online gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3  through March 31, 2012.
  • As of April 30, 2012, more than 10 million gamers have registered for Call of Duty Elite, including more than two million premium annual memberships the company has sold for the online service.**
  • For the first quarter, Activision Blizzard had two top-10 PC titles in North America and Europe with Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Blizzard Entertainment’s  StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

Activision’s CEO Bobby Kotick stated, “Through March 31, players have logged more than 1.6 billion hours of online gameplay of Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.” He added, “Additionally, Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty Elite service continues to grow and currently has more than 10 million registered users including more than two million annual premium members, an increase of approximately 33% from January 31, 2012.”

He continued, “On May 15 Blizzard Entertainment will release the highly anticipated Diablo III and we are proud to report that pre-orders for the game worldwide have set a new record for Blizzard. For the remainder of 2012 and beyond, our product pipeline includes some of the most innovative games we have ever developed for our established franchises, including Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and all new MMORPG game, as well as Activision Publishing’s Skylander’s Giants, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and a new universe from Bungie.”

*The number of active monthly users in December, 2011 was also 40 million. Click here for the breakdown by title for that month. MAUs stands for monthly active users.

**Elite has grown by 3 million registered members and 500,000 premium members compared to December’s figures.