According to a recent survey done by SuperData, Blizzard’s wildly successful digital card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is making around $20 million each month. The study shows that around $9.3 million is just North America while another $10.9 million is coming from Asia.
SuperData released this note about the figures…
“Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft managed to disrupt the category in the same way World of WarCraft transformed massively-multiplayer online games (MMOs). Blizzard’s first digital card game has deep mechanics, but it is more accessible and streamlined than long-running games like Magic: The Gathering. Hearthstone now dominates the genre and earns around $20M monthly. History repeats itself here: In 2004, World of WarCraft became the MMO to beat thanks to a combination of the popular WarCraft IP and gameplay that was more accessible than existing MMOs.”
This report also frightens some that have complained about the controversial topic of “pay-to-win” systems.