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Activision Q3 2009 Financials

Acti-Blizz made most money from Wii in Q3

Spong‘s bothered to sift through Activsion’s Q3 financials to discover that, of all the current gen consoles, Wii is the most lucrative for the firm. Revenue was broken down as follows for the three months ending September 30: Wii – 13 percent 360 – 11 percent PS2 – 9 percent PlayStation 3 – 9 percent […]

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Activision Q3 2009 Financials headlines

  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - Everything in one place

    Activision announced third quarter financials yesterday, and with it came a heap of news that put EA’s meagre investor call performance earlier this week to shame. Bobby’s the man. Below you’ll find everything from the call, as well as a link to the full transcript and details of the figures themselves. Have fun. We did. […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - Guitar Hero is biggest selling franchise in US this year

    On the back of third quarter financials, released yesterday, Activision just confirmed that, according to NPD, Guitar Hero is the biggest selling fanchise in the US so far this year. The firm also said that, for the September quarter, Guitar Hero: On Tour was the best-selling title overall in North America for DS. There’s more […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - More than 70 Acti SKUs to release next year

    Speaking in an earnings call following the release of third quarter financials yesterday, Acitvision boss Bobby Kotick said that the firm plans to release more than 70 SKUs next year, all based on “already proven franchises.” Confirmed on the call for 2009 were multiple Guitar Hero titles, a new Bond game, “innovative” Call of Duty […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - People want Guitar Hero instrument upgrades, say execs

    Speaking in an earnings call following the release of third quarter financials yesterday, Activision publishing boss Mike Griffith said that the firm’s seeing strong interest from people wishing to upgrade their instruments for Guitar Hero games. “We’re seeing households, not only in new penetration areas, but the existing, still continuing to show a very strong […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - We dropped VUG games because they weren't exploitable enough, says Kotick

    Speaking in an earnings call following the release of third quarter financials yesterday, Activision boss Bobby Kotick sais the reason behind dropping Vivendi games – such as the 50 Cent sequel and Ghostbusters – when the company merged with Blizzard was because they simply weren’t exploitable enough. The games Activision Blizzard didn’t pick up, he […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - We can't cope with GHWT demand, says Kotick

    Speaking in an earnings call following the release of third quarter financials yesterday, Activision said Guitar Hero World Tour had practically sold out and it didn’t anticipate being able to make enough kits to satisfy Christmas demand. CEO Bobby Kotick said that Activision has “been surprised” by the response to the full band kit for […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - Full earnings call transcript published

    Seeking Alpha’s posted up a full transcript of the Activision earnings call last night, which followed the released of third quarter financials. Bobby Kotick and Mike Morhaime are a barrel of laughs at the best of times, so get yourself a good time and start filtering through those ten pages of figures right now.

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - High percentage of those leaving WoW return, says Morhaime

    Speaking in an earnings call following the release of third quarter financials yesterday, Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime said that those leaving World of Warcraft for competing MMOs have a very strong chance of ultimately returning. According to the exec, of players trying Age of Conan, 68 percent came back to World of Warcraft, with the […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - PS3 will grow faster than 360 this year, says Griffith

    Activision CEO Mike Griffith said yesterday that he expects PS3 growth to outstrip 360 growth in the US and Europe in 2008. The numbers: Xbox 360 – 6-7 million units PS3 – 8 million units Wii – 15 million units “Handhelds” – 24 million units The handheld figure wasn’t split into DS and PSP. Griffith […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - We may charge for GHWT user-content, says Kotick

    Speaking in an earnings call after the release of third quarter financials yesterday, Activision boss Bobby Kotick said that the firm may start charging to access and uplod user-content in Guitar Hero World Tour. “In just 10 days, our GH Tunes has attracted over 25,000 user-generated songs which means we’ll likely have up to 100,000 […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Q3 financials - Sequel-centric strategy has "worked very well," says Kotick

    Speaking in an earnings call after the release of third quarter financials yesterday, Activision boss Bobby Kotick said that the strategy of working on long term franchises as opposed to, well, not, has been successful for the firm. “[Developing games with] clear sequel potential that can meet our expectations of 100+ million franchises, that’s a […]

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  • Activision blames Blizzard for $108 million Q3 loss

    Activision’ posted a $108 million loss for the three months ending September 30, pinning the downside to costs relating to its merger with Blizzard. Excluding charges related to its merger with Vivendi’s Blizzard unit, as well as items related to stock-options expenses, the company said it would have earned 7 cents a share for the […]

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