Activision sales rocket to $654 million in final un-merged quarter

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 1 August 2008 08:08 GMT

The company that managed to dethrone Electronic Arts before merging with Vivendi has gone out with a bang in its last un-merged quarter.

“Activision’s June quarter stand-alone results were the highest ever for a non-holiday quarter, driven by two new Guitar Hero titles – Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and Guitar Hero: On Tour, Kung Fu Panda and continued sales of our catalogue titles,” said Robert Kotick, Activision CEO.

As befitting of an industry juggernaut, Activision’s total sales were up 32% to $654 million, with profits at $59 million – more than double that of the previous year’s same time period.

Now try adding World of Warcraft subscriptions to that number, and then pick your jaw up off the floor.

By Nathan Grayson

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