Blizzard’s massively multiplayer online trading card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has achieved yet another milestone by surpassing 40 million players even before its second birthday.
This means that over 40 million individual accounts had been created and used in the free-to-play game, which also holds main servers around three regions: the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Although the number may include duplicated and/or bottled accounts and on-and-off players, Hearthstone’s player base grows progressively; players from Japan are latest to take to the game.
Activision Blizzard also announced in its investor report that the latest Hearthstone solo adventure mode The League of Explorers sold 20% more units during the first 6 weeks after launching compared to its predecessor, Blackrock Mountain within the same period.
Additionally, while not releasing separate records between individual games the company also records a 32% increase of digital game sales, making for more than half of the company’s income for the first time.
The continued drive to develop new content such as new decks and adventures combines to make for Hearthstone’s gravitas, moving the game from strength to strength across different platforms and regions, creating new competitive circuits and communities.