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Overwatch tops 15 million players

They've already logged half a billion hours of playtime

More than 15 million people are playing Overwatch, Activision Blizzard announced ahead of its quarterly earnings call today. That’s an increase of more than 100 percent since the game’s launch in May, when 7 million people jumped into the popular hero-based shooter.

Overwatch players have logged 500 million hours in the game thus far, its publisher said; that’s up from a reported 119 million hours back in early June. These numbers point to its continued success, with other milestones including Overwatch’s rise to the top of Korean internet cafe charts and a new record for fastest-selling Windows PC game of all time in China.

These achievements helped contribute to Activision Blizzard’s successful quarter, which saw a 255 percent increase in revenue year-over-year. The company will continue to release new content for Overwatch, like the Summer Games event update and the free downloadable hero Ana, throughout the year and beyond.

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