A Defiant Blizzard

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Activision Blizzard defies a challenging year by posting its ‘strongest quarter from a third party publisher’ in the history of PC franchises. The news comes as the watchful industry wrestles with a generally ‘weakened consumer confidence’ in 2009.

(It) was revealed that the company produced the highest digital revenues in the business, taking about $1.3 billion in total – undoubtedly driven by the ongoing success of World of Warcraft.

The digital sector will have a special place for Activision Blizzard in 2010 with the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm confirmed for release some time this year… In the first 30 minutes of after hours trading, the company’s share price had jumped by 5 per cent to $10.10. Read More

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