Why regulators care about Call of Duty, by the digits

425 million: Lifetime unit sales for the Call of Duty franchise

$30 billion: Call of Duty series’ lifetime revenue

125 million: Registered players for CoD: Warzone since its launch in March 2020

650 million: Downloads Call of Duty: Mobile has generated since its launch in 2019


3,000: People working on the Call of Duty franchise

3-5 years: How long each release takes to develop

Over $300 million: Budget for each release

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