WWE recently announced its latest financial report. There’s a small segment on the report that says WWE 2K15 has been very successful for the company.
Here’s what WWE reported on its “Consumer Products Division”:
“Licensing revenues increased 18% to $16.5 million primarily driven by increased video game revenues that derived from both higher unit sales and effective royalty rates than in the prior year quarter. Estimated unit sales of our newest franchise game, WWE 2K15, increased globally by approximately 30%. Additionally, the increase in licensing revenue benefited from higher sales of downloadable content associated with our franchise video game, WWE 2K14, and a WWE branded game, WWE Supercard.”
The fact that WWE 2K15 sold 30 percent more than WWE 2K14 is good news for both WWE and 2K Games. The game is playable on more platforms as it is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. WWE 2K14 was only out for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
An interesting (or scary) thing to take away from this is the higher sales of DLC that WWE 2K15 sold. The additional 2K Showcase story modes was a huge part of the DLC. People that don’t like paid DLC may not like this news. This means 2K Games will use the same strategy in WWE 2K16.