Call of Duty Earnings Accidentally Revealed

In an unexpected twist of events, Sony, the Japanese tech giant, let a significant Call of Duty out of the bag. This story is set at the FTC vs Microsoft hearing, where a mysterious document full of juicy, confidential details made a surprise appearance. Who was the star of the document, you ask?

None other than the PlayStation boss, Jim Ryan himself.

The document was brimming with hot facts and figures about Sony’s PlayStation business. It spilled secrets about the company’s dealings with publishers, game development costs, and even some tantalizing tidbits about the mega-hit, Call of Duty. It seemed like someone tried to cover their tracks by masking the info with a black Sharpie.

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But unfortunately for them, the court quickly spotted the blunder and had the document removed.

But you know what they say, what’s done is done. The deed was already done, and the information was out in the wild, snagged by the eager press and rival companies alike.

So, what secrets did the document reveal? Hold onto your hats.

Apparently, Sony splashed out a whopping $212 million over five years for Horizon Forbidden West. That’s a hefty sum for a project involving 300 employees. But that’s not all, The Last of Us Part II development cost was even steeper, a cool $220 million with a team of 200 employees.

The document also unveiled a surprising figure. Believe it or not, 1 million PlayStation gamers play nothing but Call of Duty.

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Sony showed off this document in the first place to demonstrate the severe blow to its revenues if Call of Duty was only available on Xbox. They have been rather vocal in their worries about Microsoft making the game a console exclusive.

And just as we thought, Call of Duty is worth big bucks to PlayStation. In 2021 alone, the game raked in $800 million in the United States. When you take a global view, that figure balloons to an astronomical $1.5 billion. But the gravy train doesn’t stop there. When you add in accessories, subscriptions, and more, that figure skyrockets to somewhere around $13.9 (or maybe $15.9) billion dollars.

A little more digging into the document reveals that Sony seems to share about 10% with third-party publishers, like Activision. On the Activision note, Sony’s exclusive marketing deal for Call of Duty is drawing to a close, with just one more game left, set for release at the end of 2023.

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The document had one last gem to offer. It seems that half of PS5 owners also have a Nintendo Switch.

Sony isn’t the only tech giant to find itself in a redaction pickle. Earlier this week, a confidential document from Microsoft saw the light of day, revealing a bunch of info about the company, including Xbox targets. But it looks like they’ve learned their lesson, replacing it with a heavily redacted version.

The moral of the story? Be careful when you try to redact documents, folks. You never know who’s watching.

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Which Call of Duty on PC?

You can play any Call of Duty game on your PC by downloading it from Steam.

How do I download Call of Duty on my laptop?

Installing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Launch the Battle.net app.
Log in with your Battle.net account email.
Select Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Select the content you wish to install: Campaign, Multiplayer, Special Ops, Survival, or Warzone Caldera.
Click Install.

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