Tag Archives: Activision Blizzard

Destiny 2’s digital sales far higher than the original, Activision confirms

Destiny 2’s Week One figures may not have reached the same heights as its predecessor when it launched last week, but it’s still the biggest UK launch of the year so far – a feat it’s now managed to mirror on a worldwide scale, publisher Activision Blizzard has announced, delivering …

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Activision Blizzard revenue up despite console sales decline

Activision Blizzard has posted "better than expected" financial results forQ2 2017.Net revenue hit $1.63bn for the quarter ending June 30th, rising 4 per cent year-on-year. Digital channels, meanwhile, grew 15 per cent year-on-year to reach $1.31bn. That said, console sales for Q2 were actually down 13 per cent year-on-year for …

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Record Overwatch growth drives Activision Blizzard numbers

A 58 per cent jump in revenue at Blizzard has played a big part in Activision beating analyst expectations for the last quarter. Blizzard revenues for the period reached $441m, although that doesn’t quite match revenues from the company’s biggest contributor, King, which hit $475m. Activision generated $215m. Both Blizzard …

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Report: Layoffs at Activision’s Infinity Ward and Beenox studios

Despite an impressive financial performance for the last quarter, publisher Activision Blizzard appears to be making job cuts at some of its studios. Kotaku reports that layoffs are occurring at Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare developer Infinity Ward, as well as Modern Warfare: Remastered makers Beenox. That’s on top of …

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Ex-Disney and Mattel exec heads up Activision’s new Consumer Products arm

Activision Blizzard has announced the creation of a brand new Consumer Products division, and that it has hired Mattel and Disney vet Tim Kilpin to head it up. In this new role,Kilpin will be tasked with working on new products to expand and deepen audience engagement” with the firm’s brands …

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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 3: Events of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. Big themes in 2016 included the fallout of Brexit (or lack of), the rise of eSports as a commercial force to be reckoned with, the tarnishing of a few reputations on YouTube, and much, much more. Hope …

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Call of Duty tops charts in difficult month for boxed retail

Shooter Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare took the No.1 spot in the November charts, making Activision Blizzard the No.1 publisher in both units and value for the month. Boxed unit sales were down 26 per cent compared to Black Ops III’s first month, though. And Activision’s shooter was not the …

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