Blizzard: Overwatch Has More Than 7 Million Players
Overwatch is off to a fast start, according to Blizzard. The game, which launched last week, has amassed 7 million players already.
This compares to the open beta, which drew 9.5 million players. During the opening 10 days, players were in-game for 119 million hours. That averages out to 17 hours per player (though we’re confident that the range is fairly wide).
Players and copies sold are two different things. It’s likely that the gap between those numbers isn’t terribly large given the buzz around the game. With that many players though, we suspect Blizzard is raking in money with loot box sales.