Overwatch Tops 35 Million Players

Overwatch Tops 35 Million Players - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 16 October 2017 / 1,435 Views

Blizzard announced there are now more than 35 million players on Overwatch.

The number of players does not equal the number of sales of the game as there can be more than one unique player per copy owned. 

Overwatch is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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2 Comments

Ggordon (on 16 October 2017)

I have an addiction and its called “Late night overwatch session”


StokedUp (on 16 October 2017)

Is this 35 million original players? As in the game has sold 35 million copies, because inhighly doubt its even done 1/3 of that. I’d love to know what the finer details are of these 35 million players.


AngryLittleAlchemist (on 16 October 2017)

You don't think this game has even sold 11.5 million copies? .... That's ridiculous


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shikamaru317 (on 16 October 2017)

It most likely includes players from the free weekends they've done, plus players in Korean internet cafes that don't actually own the game. That being said, sales are most likely over 15m now, maybe even 20m.


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StokedUp (on 16 October 2017)

I don’t think it’s sold no way near 15-20 million. It’s tracked at 6.4 million on all platforms combined here, and the digital sales are never as much as physical so they won’t match that.


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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 16 October 2017)

This is a PC ORIENTED title. The PC platform is made up almost entirely of digital sales. There are PC games that sell 15 million copies entirely digitally(Playerunknown). Not only that, but if we use the 25% digital attach rate on consoles(it's probably more like 35%) that gives us 8.5 - 9.8 million on consoles ALONE. When you add up the PC numbers this is MORE THAN LIKELY at 20M.


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miedek (on 16 October 2017)

An online only game from blizzard with majority sales being digital? Who would have thought?


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ChaosReich (on 17 October 2017)

Did you not read the fukn article......is was like 3 sentences long!?


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