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Blizzard Proudly Announces 30 Million Players - Overwatch - MMORPG.com

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imageBlizzard Proudly Announces 30 Million Players - Overwatch - MMORPG.com

Overwatch News - Blizzard has proudly announced that Overwatch has scored 30 million players in its first year. The announcement was made via the Overwatch Twitter account with an appropriately juggernaut-ish looking Reinhardt and with gratitude to its community.

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  • stayontargetstayontarget Member RarePosts: 6,495
    Didn't Blizzard say a year ago they would not play the numbers game anymore? Maybe I'm wrong.

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,213
    Blizzard's marketing team is EASILY summed up in one sentence...
    Tell them about our numbers,tell them they should play because millions of others are playing.
    It is very weak marketing to take this approach,like you could hire a kid out of college to perform the marketing lead role for Blizzard and likely do a better job.

    There is ONLY ONE thing that matters to me and it is not weather Joe Blow is playing,i only care about the  game itself,what it offers,how much EFFORT went into it and the quality of the result.

    You could tell me Obama,Wayne Gretzky,Trump,Lebron James are all playing and it would not do a single thing for me.I only care about the game,NOT the numbers.

    As to the question above poster asked...I have no idea if they said that because this has ALWAYS been their tactic,so i highly doubt they said anything of the sort.


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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,213
    If i was Bobby Kotick i would be like WTF,we pay this marketing team big money and this is all they got?
    So my assumption like everything in life is that as long as the money keeps rolling nobody questions anything.
    That of course would mean VERY poor management,especially if things all of a sudden went south for Blizzard.However myself and likely everyone else can clearly see that Blizzard is in no current state to worry about possibly going downhill,they can still sell sand to a desert camel.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • WalkinGlennWalkinGlenn Member UncommonPosts: 287


    Didn't Blizzard say a year ago they would not play the numbers game anymore? Maybe I'm wrong.


     They sure did. Guess that only applies when subscribers are leaving in droves.
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,971


    Didn't Blizzard say a year ago they would not play the numbers game anymore? Maybe I'm wrong.



    They said they won't announce subscriber numbers for WoW anymore. But since Overwatch is a B2P game with no sub, 30 million players = 30 million boxes sold.
  • Phixion13Phixion13 Member UncommonPosts: 163
    I feel like this number isn't correct. Is it number of players actually playing or just copies sold?? I bought a copy and it was great for a month but quickly lost it's hype charm for me; so am I in that number?
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,971

    Phixion13 said:

    I feel like this number isn't correct. Is it number of players actually playing or just copies sold?? I bought a copy and it was great for a month but quickly lost it's hype charm for me; so am I in that number?


    It's a B2P game with no sub, so number of players listed will be boxes sold. The actual quote from the tweet is "More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!"
  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 923

    Wizardry said:

    Blizzard's marketing team is EASILY summed up in one sentence...
    Tell them about our numbers,tell them they should play because millions of others are playing.
    It is very weak marketing to take this approach,like you could hire a kid out of college to perform the marketing lead role for Blizzard and likely do a better job.

    There is ONLY ONE thing that matters to me and it is not weather Joe Blow is playing,i only care about the  game itself,what it offers,how much EFFORT went into it and the quality of the result.

    You could tell me Obama,Wayne Gretzky,Trump,Lebron James are all playing and it would not do a single thing for me.I only care about the game,NOT the numbers.

    As to the question above poster asked...I have no idea if they said that because this has ALWAYS been their tactic,so i highly doubt they said anything of the sort.






    It might seem like a simple marketing strategy, but you should never underestimate human stupidity. They see a number and think that they are missing on something cause the number is big. Sheeple...
    As Einstein said "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

    Still that being said the game is nevertheless really good. Not playing it anymore, but I can't lie to myself and hate for no reason. It's my favorite FPS. At least till Quake Champions comes out.
    I will see whether it remains my favorite after that or not :P
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,283
    Numbers which reflect positive info are always worth publishing, especially when in the 10s of millions.

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  • Soki123Soki123 Member RarePosts: 2,558
    Lol , Wizardry yapping away again. The game is massive, get used to it, and growing.
  • Moms_SpaghettiMoms_Spaghetti Member UncommonPosts: 15
    And yet i cant find matches here in brazil.
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,769
    30 million players and 30 million boxes sold is not accurate. Bangs have a different commercial deal in place that is far more than just buy a box and one person plays.
    Still impressive none the less. =)

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  • ArskaaaArskaaa Member RarePosts: 1,246
    sex sell.
  • Hashcow101Hashcow101 Member UncommonPosts: 100

    Forgrimm said:



    Phixion13 said:


    I feel like this number isn't correct. Is it number of players actually playing or just copies sold?? I bought a copy and it was great for a month but quickly lost it's hype charm for me; so am I in that number?




    It's a B2P game with no sub, so number of players listed will be boxes sold. The actual quote from the tweet is "More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!"



    Then they are wrong there is not 30mill playing so we can assume to cut their bs numbers in half to probly 15mill

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  • Soki123Soki123 Member RarePosts: 2,558




    Forgrimm said:





    Phixion13 said:



    I feel like this number isn't correct. Is it number of players actually playing or just copies sold?? I bought a copy and it was great for a month but quickly lost it's hype charm for me; so am I in that number?






    It's a B2P game with no sub, so number of players listed will be boxes sold. The actual quote from the tweet is "More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!"






    Then they are wrong there is not 30mill playing so we can assume to cut their bs numbers in half to probly 15mill


    And? It s still massive.
  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182

    Kyleran said:

    Numbers which reflect positive info are always worth publishing, especially when in the 10s of millions.


    Yeah It would make it even better if they stopped reporters in the middle of an interview about their CCG to hand them charts containing these OW numbers. :proud:

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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,971




    Forgrimm said:





    Phixion13 said:



    I feel like this number isn't correct. Is it number of players actually playing or just copies sold?? I bought a copy and it was great for a month but quickly lost it's hype charm for me; so am I in that number?






    It's a B2P game with no sub, so number of players listed will be boxes sold. The actual quote from the tweet is "More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!"






    Then they are wrong there is not 30mill playing so we can assume to cut their bs numbers in half to probly 15mill


    How are they wrong? lol They never said "30 million players currently playing". They specifically said "More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!". Again, it's not a sub-based game. A box sold is a box sold. They could only have 1 million people currently playing and that still wouldn't invalidate the announcement or make it "wrong"
  • DarLorkarDarLorkar Member UncommonPosts: 1,082

    Wizardry said:

    If i was Bobby Kotick i would be like WTF,we pay this marketing team big money and this is all they got?
    So my assumption like everything in life is that as long as the money keeps rolling nobody questions anything.
    That of course would mean VERY poor management,especially if things all of a sudden went south for Blizzard.However myself and likely everyone else can clearly see that Blizzard is in no current state to worry about possibly going downhill,they can still sell sand to a desert camel.


    It is a twitter post for crying out loud....how much "advertising" do you expect from that?


  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,648

    Soki123 said:

    Lol , Wizardry yapping away again. The game is massive, get used to it, and growing.



    B2P games can only grow in terms of boxes sold.
  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,336
    Regardless the numbers the game is fun. I would be playing if it wasn't high price here for some reason. Companies started creating new "tiers" or prices for digital games here for some reason where in USA they remains 60 Trumps tier price.
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  • simsalabim77simsalabim77 Member RarePosts: 1,607

    Wizardry said:

    Blizzard's marketing team is EASILY summed up in one sentence...
    Tell them about our numbers,tell them they should play because millions of others are playing.
    It is very weak marketing to take this approach,like you could hire a kid out of college to perform the marketing lead role for Blizzard and likely do a better job.

    There is ONLY ONE thing that matters to me and it is not weather Joe Blow is playing,i only care about the  game itself,what it offers,how much EFFORT went into it and the quality of the result.

    You could tell me Obama,Wayne Gretzky,Trump,Lebron James are all playing and it would not do a single thing for me.I only care about the game,NOT the numbers.

    As to the question above poster asked...I have no idea if they said that because this has ALWAYS been their tactic,so i highly doubt they said anything of the sort.





    Oh look. It's @wizardry the most negative poster ever. Do you actually like things, like anything at all, or do you always have a rain cloud of cynicism hanging around you? I've become convinced you don't play video games at all. 
  • alivenaliven Member UncommonPosts: 346




    Wizardry said:


    Blizzard's marketing team is EASILY summed up in one sentence...
    Tell them about our numbers,tell them they should play because millions of others are playing.
    It is very weak marketing to take this approach,like you could hire a kid out of college to perform the marketing lead role for Blizzard and likely do a better job.

    There is ONLY ONE thing that matters to me and it is not weather Joe Blow is playing,i only care about the  game itself,what it offers,how much EFFORT went into it and the quality of the result.

    You could tell me Obama,Wayne Gretzky,Trump,Lebron James are all playing and it would not do a single thing for me.I only care about the game,NOT the numbers.

    As to the question above poster asked...I have no idea if they said that because this has ALWAYS been their tactic,so i highly doubt they said anything of the sort.







    Oh look. It's @wizardry the most negative poster ever. Do you actually like things, like anything at all, or do you always have a rain cloud of cynicism hanging around you? I've become convinced you don't play video games at all. 


    He played FFXI methinks

  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,492
    If it only had 1 player all that matter to me is is it a good game.

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  • ReizlaReizla Member RarePosts: 4,071

    Forgrimm said:



    Phixion13 said:


    I feel like this number isn't correct. Is it number of players actually playing or just copies sold?? I bought a copy and it was great for a month but quickly lost it's hype charm for me; so am I in that number?




    It's a B2P game with no sub, so number of players listed will be boxes sold. The actual quote from the tweet is "More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!"



    Not quite sure it'll be numbers sold. For consoles, you can grab a 2nd hand copy and play the game normally and then resell the game. It would not surprise me if in this example they count 3 players instead of just one...

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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 10,765

    Reizla said:



    Forgrimm said:





    Phixion13 said:



    I feel like this number isn't correct. Is it number of players actually playing or just copies sold?? I bought a copy and it was great for a month but quickly lost it's hype charm for me; so am I in that number?






    It's a B2P game with no sub, so number of players listed will be boxes sold. The actual quote from the tweet is "More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!"






    Not quite sure it'll be numbers sold. For consoles, you can grab a 2nd hand copy and play the game normally and then resell the game. It would not surprise me if in this example they count 3 players instead of just one...


    No, those 3 players would only count as a single player, as  only a single copy of the game was actually sold, perhaps that is one of the reasons why consoles are increasingly moving towards digital only content rather than physical discs. :o
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