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Activision Blizzard earnings bolstered by Destiny and World of Warcraft

Another financial quarter is fading into memory, and that means it's time for another earnings call for Activision. The financials tell a fairly bright story for this particular quarter, with the continued sales of Destiny, overall success of Hearthstone, and the subscriber bump for World of Warcra...

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World of Warcraft subs drop to 9.6 million

Activision has posted its Q4 2012 earnings report today showing a rise in profits totaling $1.14 billion, or a 257 percent increase over last year. While this is certainly good news for the company and fans of most of its titles, World of Warcraft subscribers have dropped to 9.6 million from the ...

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EA reveals SWTOR subscription and sales numbers, beats financial predictions [Updated]

It looks like Star Wars: The Old Republic didn't let its daddy down, as EA has reported much better sales than expected for the December quarter, largely thanks to the runaway sales of the new MMO title (as well as many of EA's other heavy-hitters). The company ended up earning an adjusted $344...

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Zynga reports record revenue in last quarter

A recent SEC filing from Zynga, creator of the social gaming epidemic known as FarmVille, revealed that the company is reporting a record quarterly revenue of over 306 million USD, though -- bizarrely enough -- profits are almost 54 percent lower than they were this time last year. Revenue...

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Nexon America's financials continue to impress in Q3

We reported back in August that Nexon America had begun the third Quarter of 2009 with a very solid July; their revenue for the month grew 35% over the numbers for July 2008. Now that Q3 is over, they are happily touting some additional (and still impressive) figures. August 2009 beat out last yea...

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Funcom's Q1 2009 report shows solid revenue

Funcom has released a report detailing their financials for the first quarter of 2009. They brought in over US$7 million in revenue for the period, and although this figure is slightly less than the previous quarter (but without the disastrous US$23 million depreciation loss), they are pleased with ...

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World of Warcraft makes up half of Activision/Blizzard's earnings

According to the analyst firm Stern Agee, the games megacorporation Activision-Blizzard makes a lot of money. No surprise there, with franchises like Call of Duty and Guitar Hero backing their finances. What really makes their bottom-line work, though, is apparently the mightiest MMO on the planet...

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SWTOR might be EA's best chance at improving profitability

In a recent article on Gamasutra, Cowen Group analyst Doug Creutz discussed EA's disappointing performance of late, blaming the software giant's "inability to develop hit core-gamer console titles". This has led to him significantly lowering his estimates for their 2009 earnings. The analyst's rep...

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Activision-Blizzard reveals that it's sitting on a big pile of money

This year, Activision and Blizzard merged under French media group Vivendi (Blizzard's parent company) to become the biggest, baddest game publisher in the known universe. To make sure investors know just how awesome that event was, Vivendi sent out a press release describing its generally excellen...

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Funcom fields tough quarter in anticipation of AoC launch

We all know that MMOs don't come cheap. While we still chuckle a bit at the suggestion that it takes an investment of over $1 billion to make a truly blockbuster MMO, it does cost quite a bit to keep a team of highly skills programmers and artists housed and clothed for the daunting 2 year+ develo...

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