Blizzard has raised nearly $10 million for charity from sales of the Pink Mercy Overwatch skin.
The skin was released on May 8th as part of a charity campaign to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Unlike other skins, Pink Mercy can only be bought directly for $15, but 100% of the revenue from sales will go directly to BCRF. The skin is only available for a limited time, until May 21st.
Blizzard has now revealed that nearly $10 million has been raised for the charity through sales of the Pink Mercy skin alone.
“We still need you!”
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who’s purchased the Pink Mercy skin so far, we’re closing in on raising $10M USD to support @BCRFcure.
Help us reach our objective before May 21! https://t.co/fj00Wmunum pic.twitter.com/JLiiu8jT7b
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 17, 2018
The figure doesn’t include the other fundraising efforts that are occurring throughout the period. Fans can also buy a Pink Mercy t-shirt, and Blizzard has partnered with a number of Overwatch streamers to run charity streams. Players can earn in-game sprays and emotes for hours watched of these streams.
Proceeds from both, along with donations taken during the charity streams, will also be added to the final total to be donated to BCRF. These proceeds are not currently included in the figure presented by the above Tweet, and so when all is said and done on May 21st the number could be significantly higher.