Activision Blizzard has released its financials for the full year of its FY17 ending December 31st 2017.
The company posted revenues of $7.01 billion for the year, up 6.2% year-on-year. Operating income for the year fell by 7.3% year-on-year to $1.31 billion.
King very nearly broke $2 billion for the year, with revenues coming to $1.99 billion, up 7% year-on-year. It also posted an operating income of $700 million for 2017, up 12% year-on-year.
The developer's MAUs continued to fall, down from 293 million in Q3 FY17 to 290 million in Q4. However, Activision did state that Candy Crush's MAUs grew quarter-on-quarter, along with its DAUs and time spent per player.
King also managed to grow its average net bookings per paying user by "a double-digit percentage" year-on-year in 2017. Spending on the Candy Crush saga grew sequentially for the fourth quarter in a row.
The Candy Crush franchise has surpassed 2.73 billion downloads since it first launched on mobile in November 2012. A new entry in the series, Candy Crush Friends Saga, is currently in soft launch and will likely be pushed worldwide in 2018.