Activision Blizzard reports latest financial numbers

As promised, Activision Blizzard has revealed the latest financial numbers for the company's last quarter that ended on March 31. According to today's press release, revenues came in at $1.4 billion for the quarter, ahead of expectations and more than the $1.3 billion in revenue that the company reported for the same period a year ago. Net income was reported at $503 million for the quarter compared to $381 million for the same period a year ago.

The press release revealed that more and more of Activision Blizzard's revenues are coming from digital content sales such as subscriptions to Blizzard's MMO World of Warcraft and DLC map packs for the Call of Duty shooter series. The publisher reported that revenues from digital souces went up 30 percent in the last quarter accounting for 30 percent of the company's total revenues.

Unfortunately the press release today didn't offer any real new info about Activision Blizzard's upcoming game slate beyond this current quarter when the company will release the game adaptation of the sci-fi movie Transformers Dark of the Moon along with the Xbox 360 Kinect supported game Wipeout In the Zone. The press release did not confirm that the company would release Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 even though strong rumors indicate that such an announcement is coming soon. Also the press release would also not confirm the release date of Blizzard's action-RPG sequel Diablo III. Activision Blizzard may be waiting for the company conference call, which is occurring as this news story is being posted, to reveal more info about its future plans.

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Nagamasa said,
I thought the next CoD was called CoD: Death of OBL...

If anything that'll be the next one after MW3. They usually take those type of themes. They'd be able to play the Black Ops right up into the OBL topic.

dogmai79 said,

If anything that'll be the next one after MW3. They usually take those type of themes. They'd be able to play the Black Ops right up into the OBL topic.

I've already got the story figured out.

You, a member of the elite squad personally hand-picked by the US President himself, have been capture by terrorists. Desperate to figure out who leaked what information and the real whereabouts of the head terrorist himself, you have been subjected to extreme methods of torture i.e. Sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation, waterboarding, Palestinian hanging, sweatboxes etc. Throughout the course of the game, you, the player, will give crucial information (as well as reliving them as you black out) to the terrorist group leading them to the actual whereabouts of the terrorist leader...