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Warner: Full-year ’11 revenue up 9% thanks to Arkham City, Mortal Kombat

Wednesday, 8th February 2012 18:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Warner has released its full-year financials for 2011, and reported a revenue increase of 9% $12.6 billion thanks to sales of to Batman: Arkham City, Mortal Kombat, and “several”Lego titles. Arkham City has now shipped 6 million units worldwide since October, and Q4 results for its Film and Entertainment sector, which includes video game sales, saw a 7% increase in revenue year-over-year to $3.9 billion. Revenue across all sectors for full-year 2011 was $29.0 billion, which is an 8% increase year-over-year.

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  1. DSB

    Warner doesn’t compare to Ubisoft, but it’s a real shame that they aren’t serious about the PC market, considering the great quality of the games themselves.

    Putting GFWL in a game like Gotham City Impostors isn’t just annoying, it’s utterly unneccesary, and it’s not going to do anything positive for sales or reputation.

    With the complaints about Arkham City, they’re really showing themselves as a bunch of slackers when it comes to competing for the PC.

    It would be so obvious to replace all of that with Steamworks. Not only would you not need a Warner Brothers ID to do stats, but you also wouldn’t need Games for Windows Live to protect the game.

    People would be happier – you’d probably pay less than you do for those two systems – you’d sell more, and reap the benefits on your next release.

    Get serious, WB. You look like a bunch of amateurs.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Hunam

    The Arkham City complaints were valid, but the loss of framerate when running DX11 is kinda obvious, because it only runs in DX11 when you tell it to do MVSS + HBAO and Tesselation, basically three pretty super hardcore DX11 only settings, which will pretty much eat frames on most machines. If you run the game in DX9 you’ll have no issues really. Just the game isn’t quite as good as the original.

    But yeah, Warner and GFWL is getting fucking annoying.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Razor

    I take it that this means Batman 3 will coming, then?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Go MK and Go Batman :)
    Hopefully they indeed start paying more attention to PC, to great library of games they have and to the power of gaming.

    So far WB is mostly focused on movies like Dark Knight but success of games like MK and B:AC shows that they have the power to become a real player in gaming industry.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. The_Red

    Have they announced final number of shipped units for MK9? Last time it was around 3 million but I was hoping that steady stream of DLC releases over summer might have changed things a bit.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. FeaturePreacher

    With the Vita version of MK9 coming, I wonder if Rocksteady will do a Vita version of Arkham City but surrounding the exploits of NightWing or Batman Beyond.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. daytripper

    Would love Rocksteady to do a Nolan style batman game!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. The_Red

    @6
    Wow, Rocksteady doing a Batman Beyond would be beyond epic.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Gadzooks!

    Well deserved sales there. Batman:AC was fantastic. Pure quality in story, characters, gameplay, engine and collectability.

    #9 3 years ago

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