Call of Duty has 40 million monthly users

In their financial results for the first quarter of 2012, Activision took the opportunity to tout some seriously impressive numbers about their most popular series. Not only is Call of Duty still kicking some serious tush online, but Skylanders is growing as well.

“Through March 31 , players have logged more than 1.6 billion hours of online gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," said Activision CEO Bobby Kotick in a statement recorded by VG247. "And for the quarter in North America and Europe, including the accessory packs and figures, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventures was the #3 best-selling game overall in dollars across all platforms."

He also added that the Call of Duty series is still played (at least monthly) by 40 million users. On top of that, there are 10 million subscribers to Call of Duty Elite, 2 million of which are premium annual members.

They also added that the kid-phenomenon, Skylanders has continued to grow, and they expect it to soon top Star Wars as the number one toy franchise. 

Furthermore, they added that they have bolstered, and that World of Warcraft subscriptions have stabilized following the exodus in the wake of the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic. They're also expecting another subscription boost when the Mists of Pandaria expansion launches.

“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," Kotick said. "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."

Activision may be the evil empire these days, but wow, that's a seriously fantastic lineup of games. From Heart of the Swarm to Skylanders, they've got half a dozen #1 hits and even a few worldwide sensations.


  • c-c-c-combo breaker - May 10, 2012 6:04 a.m.

    Why use a CoD4 screenshot to accompany MW3 figures? One game was born from the genius of the Jason West and Vince Zampella, the other is the fourth shameless expansion pack, filled with pre-teens and Activsion's greed. It's a bit like a couple producing a baby - a really nice baby. But the father decides that he wants to fuck the child when it reaches a fertile age, and produce a load of kids that he can sell off to pedophiles.
  • Manguy17 - May 10, 2012 4:35 a.m.

    So thats why the online lobbies for big rigs are empty...
  • tehtimeisnow - May 9, 2012 11:24 p.m.

    all the hater will finelly b quite now and acxcept that modern warefare 3 is the graetest game of all time cuz thats the most online user a gane have ever had ever
  • Person5 - May 9, 2012 11:32 p.m.

    I know I'm not supposed to talk to you, but please, try. You actually put other trolls to shame when you type. Just because you don't spell words correctly and have stupid opinions DOESN'T make you a troll. So either go to troll school or stfu.
  • IUsedAll30spacesWhenIMadeName - May 10, 2012 1:30 a.m.

    I agree with ya bro this punk puts me to shame i am a pure troller believing in the artistic qualities of teabagging others with words but you know as I always say trololololololololololololololol
  • gopikmin - May 10, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    you are the eptitome of stupidity in gaming. If your iq was any lower you would be an amino acid.
  • Viron - May 9, 2012 10:49 p.m.

    Every time I see I CoD I sorta feel like playing it, but then I remember 90% of the times it's boring and I don't have any fun. They should work on that.
  • SpiritTemple - May 10, 2012 7:38 p.m.

    It has over 40 million monthly users, so clearly so many people find it fun. Call Of Duty forever <3
  • KnowYourPokemon - May 9, 2012 8:31 p.m.

    And for some reason I still don't care about CoD in the slightest. It's almost as if, by some magical unknown force, that the number of people playing a particular game doesn't matter as long as people enjoy it :X Also, just cause it'll be stuck in my brain until I let it out... "CoD is popular eh? I've also heard water puts out fires!"
  • hester2 - May 9, 2012 6:32 p.m.

    I've at least liked every COD, even if the killstreaks are getting out of hand. I still LOVE COD4 on PC. That game hasn't aged a day.
  • SpiritTemple - May 9, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    Call Of Duty forever <3
  • SpiritTemple - May 9, 2012 4:47 p.m.

    Proud to say I'm one of this 40 million, I love Call Of Duty. This shall anger the haters though, I'm shocked this page isn't full of raging comments.. Yet.
  • Stemer - May 9, 2012 4:29 p.m.

    So gaming is becoming accepted as a medium. This is what you all wanted right?
  • bigwill1221 - May 9, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    Wonder how fabricated the numbers are... meaning the game is installed and just sitting there and some one touches it just for a sec and it counts.
  • SVC5 - May 9, 2012 3:39 p.m.

    Well i'm not one of those 40 million.
  • rgarcia03 - May 9, 2012 4:35 p.m.

  • avantguardian - May 10, 2012 3:15 p.m.

    well i am...what was your point, again?
  • Robx - May 9, 2012 3:21 p.m.

    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
  • Redeater - May 9, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    Oh God Why.......
  • nyyanksjw - May 9, 2012 8:37 p.m.

    Okay sir, or as I like to call you, "future exhibit".

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