SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jul 10, 2007: Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) announced today that during the first quarter of fiscal year 2008, the company shipped more than four million units of Spider-Man 3 TM , two million units of Shrek the Third TM , approximately one million units of TRANSFORMERS: The Game and more than one million units of Guitar Hero II TM .
As a result, the company now expects that its financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2008 will exceed its previously reported outlook on May 31, 2007.
"We are pleased with the strong worldwide consumer response to our three movie-based games - Spider-Man 3, Shrek The Third and TRANSFORMERS: The Game - as well as the launch of Guitar Hero II on the Xbox 360 TM ," stated Robert Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc.
Activision expects to announce its first quarter fiscal 2008 earnings results in early August.
Separately, Activision confirmed that the company will webcast remarks made by its senior management during a corporate presentation to analysts at the E3 Media&Business Summit on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 12:30 pm PDT (3:30 pm EDT). To access the webcast, please log on to www.activision.com or http://phx.corporate-ir.net/playerlink.zhtml?c=60455&s=wm&e=1588763
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
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