Activision Q1 2009 Financials

Wrath of the Lich King to launch in China “as soon as possible,” says Morhaime

Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime has said that the firm intends to launch WoW upgrade Wrath of the Lich King in China as soon as possible, but the process is being held up by red tape. “Our desire is to release in China as close as possible to the release elsewhere in the world,” said the […]

Activision Q1 2009 Financials headlines

  • Diablo III "heavily in development," series has sold 18.5 million, says Morhaime

    Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime has assured that while Diablo III doesn’t have a release date as yet, the hugely anticipated action RPG is now a heavy focus for the development superstar. “We do not currently have a release date for either StarCraft II or Diablo III, but we can say that they are heavily in […]

  • New Blizzard MMO off-limits for "competitive reasons," says Morhaime

    Speaking in Activision Blizzard’s Q1 earnings call last week, Blizzard head Mike Morhaime said that the company’s refusing to talk about its unannounced MMO for fear of bolstering the competition. “Blizzard has begun staffing on another unannounced massively multiplayer online project but for competitive reasons, we are not able to share any additional information on […]

  • Full Activision Blizzard Q1 earnings call transcript now online

    Seeking Alpha’s posted the entire Activision Blizzard earnings call transcript from last week, which covers a leap in sales for the quarter to $654 million, the winding down of Sierra and more. It’s a mere 10 pages long, so get yourself a coffee.

  • Activision expects $50M in DLC sales this year

    According to this Shacknews story, Acitvision is expecting to take around $50 million on DLC sales this year, mainly from Guitar Hero and Call of Duty. “As you know, [DLC revenue has] been steadily growing, although in the grand scheme it’s relatively small,” said Activision boss Mike Griffith. We’re not entirely sure where this has […]

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

    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 […]

  • Spyro and Crash are "ripe for innovation"

    According to this GoNintendo piece, Acitvision said in its Q1 earnings call last night that Spyro and Crash are “ripe for innovation.” The comments come in the wake of an announcement earlier this week that Crash and Spyro would be two of the few Vivendi franchises to make the transition to the newly formed Activision […]

  • Activision: PlayStation 3 will outsell 360

    According to this Shacknews report, Activision CEO Mike Griffith said in the company’s Q1 earnings call last night that he expects PS3 to outsell 360 this year. The exec’s estimates: PlayStation 3: 8 million units Xbox 360: 6-7 million units Wii: 15 million units PlayStation 2: 4-5 million units More through the link.

  • Activision issues record Q1 earnings

    According to this Gamespot piece, Activision has announced a performance in its first fiscal quarter, anticipated revenues of $650 million. That tally is $150 million higher than its projected first-quarter performance of $500 million, announced in May. The fiscal performance translates to between $0.21 and $0.23 earnings per share, up from the $0.13 initially projected. […]