Just six months after its official launch, Hearthstone already has seen 20 million players pass through the innkeeper’s doors. As announced on the game’s Twitter account:
That’s double what Blizzard announced right around the game’s launch in March. Of course, Hearthstone enjoyed a lengthy beta period — closed in August 2013 and open in January 2014 — and has since expanded from PC to MacOS, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.
By comparison, Magic: The Gathering claimed 12 million active players as of November 2011. The numbers aren’t directly comparable, since many Hearthstone players would no longer be classified as “active,” but the number that are still around after a year are probably still a significant fraction compared to the leader in the CCG field, two decades after its launch.
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