The big Activision news of the week is their purchase of Candy Crush publisher King, but the company is experiencing incredible success in just about everything it does.
A perfect example is a statistic highlighted by Call of Duty fansite Charlie Intel from Activision’s newest financial report.
The player base for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the 3-year-old game, grew over the last quarter to 12 million active players. Back in August it was already very high, with 11 million active players.
If it was ever a question as to why Activision is continuing to support the previous generation consoles, this should be a big clue. While some of those players are certainly on PC, the game was huge on consoles and that’s likely where the majority of that 12 million figure is located.
It’a also likely that Black Ops II will see the biggest hit to its number in some time when players move to Call of Duty: Black Ops III, which hits PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on November 6.