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Overwatch Open Beta Posts Impressive Numbers With 9.7 Million Players Taking Part

Blizzard Entertainment today released the numbers for Overwatch’s recent open beta and it’s looking good for the studios first I.P in nearly twenty years, with a whopping 9.7 million players worldwide taking part, this past weekend including Monday and Tuesday on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

Overwatch’s beta is the most successful in Blizzards history. To put that impressive number into some perspective, Tom Clancy’s: The Division pulled in 6.4 million players across the same platforms, although that particular beta only spanned a few days, while Bungie’s, Destiny raked in 4.6 million players back in 2014, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

In total players spent more than 4.9 billion minutes (over 81 million hours) playing the Overwatch beta with more than 37 million matches played.

Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment:

“We’re thrilled that such an incredible number of players from around the globe got a chance to check out Overwatch during the Open Beta. Our mission was to make sure as many console and PC gamers as possible could experience the full game ahead of its launch—the response was overwhelming, and we hope that everyone had a blast.”

Overwatch launches May 24 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

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