Blizzard’s popular shooter, Overwatch, now has 35 million players. The game has been out on consoles and PC since May 2016 and its last milestone of 30 million players was announced in April 2017. Blizzard is sharing its total player count rather than the number of active players.
Given these figures, it appears an estimated 5 million people purchased the game during the last 6-month period. Sales have declined over time, but it’s clearly still attracting a fair number of new players.
Blizzard is working to keep people interested in Overwatch with regular in-game events and loot boxes. It’s also launching a large esports endeavor, the Overwatch League.