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  • Guitar Hero first game ever beyond $1 billion in sales

    Speaking at last week’s CES 09, Activision CEO Mike Griffith said that Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock became the first single game ever to make more than $1 billion in sales. That’s an awful lot of money. Citing data from research group Nielsen, Griffith went on to say that “download sales for artists appearing […]

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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 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 - 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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  • Guitar Hero subscription DLC being evaluated by Activision

    According to this Shacknews story, Activision’s currently assessing whether or not to charge a sub for Guitar Hero DLC. “We’re exploring new models, like an annual pass subscription where players can subscribe and get a certain number of songs downloadable each month,” said CEO Mike Griffith. Must have missed this in the rush earlier this […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Analyst Day - Everything in one place

    Activision Blizzard had something of an information eruption in Santa Monica yesterday, revealing news on the next Call of Duty, the future for Guitar Hero and tons more. It’s all in the list below. Wouldn’t want you to miss anything. Acti-Blizz Day – Infinity Ward developing CoD6, confusion over release date Acti-Blizz Day – Guitar […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Day - Infinity Ward developing CoD6, confusion over release date

    Speaking during Activision Blizzard’s Analyst Day last night, company CEO Mike Griffith confirmed that Infinity Ward is developing Call of Duty 6. There are, however, conflicting reports on a date for the game. Gama’s reporting 2009, while Destructoid – and others – have posted a 2010 date. Apparently both years were mentioned in presentations from […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Day - Guitar Hero titles to triple by 2010

    Speaking during Activision Blizzard’s Analyst Day last night, company CEO Mike Griffith said that the firm intends to increase the amount of Guitar Hero games on the market by 300 percent by 2010. That’s right: three times as many Guitar Hero games on sale in the next two years. The number will be doubled by […]

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  • Acti-Blizz Day - Online CoD4 play to be further "monetized"

    Speaking during Activision Blizzard’s Analyst Day last night, company CEO Mike Griffith said that Call of Duty 4′s online play can be milked further in terms of cash. We reckon he may have a point. “We … see strong opportunities to monetize online gameplay,” said the exec. “The average Call of Duty player has spent […]

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  • Sierra's Crash, Ice Age, Spyro, Prototype survive ActiBlizz merger: Ghostbuster, Brutal Legend, WiC assumed whacked

    Activision announced this morning that only five Vivendi IPs will make the transition into the newly formed Activision Blizzard, namely Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age, Spyro, Prototype and an as-yet unannounced property. The publisher also confirmed is will “support” the existing VUG catalogue. No mention was made in the release of Ghostbusters, Brutal Legend or World […]

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