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Call of Duty: World at War Pre-Orders Higher Than that of Call of Duty 4, World of Warcraft as Profitable as Activision Console Bu

Whereas EA saw a massive splash of red in its profit/loss column, Activision Blizzard's losses skewed toward magenta. For the quarter, Activision Blizzard reported a loss of $108 million, a sharp contrast from the $48 million and $700,000 profits posted for the same period last year by Vivendi Games and Activision, respectively. However, the publisher noted that much of its losses were due to restructuring costs associated with the merger. For the recently completed quarter, Activision Blizzard saw operating losses also take a dive to $194 million.

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Of note, in breaking out its quarterly revenues by segments, Activision Blizzard revealed that its massively multiplayer online gaming business--that is, World of Warcraft--generated $271 million for the three-month period. That tally amounts to just $1 million less than Activision Blizzard's total console business, with both segments contributing an equal 38 percent to the publisher's bottom line. Last week, Blizzard revealed that WOW's global subscriber count had surpassed 11 million.
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The publisher also provided a brief update on the Treyarch-developed Call of Duty: World at War. With the franchise set to return to World War II next week, Activision Blizzard said that preorders were outpacing those of last year's award-winning modern-combat shooter Call of Duty 4.

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The Killer3322d ago (Edited 3322d ago )

thats great news, but pre orders is not equal to sales!!
but i expect few million sales, but with the competition from resistance 2,gears of war 2,farcry 2 i doubt they can achieve what COD4 achieved

cmrbe3322d ago

I highly doubt that they will reach near COD4 numbers not just the fact that there is more competiton now than when COD4 came out but also the fact that alot of COD fans don't trust Treyarch after COD3. Most people i think have moved on from WW2 anway and the world ecconomy is not doing well at all.

ivor843322d ago

Well there are going to be a WHOLE lot of disappointed ppl then, that game is a total rip off of call of duty 4. It's just a poorly made mod!

kornbeaner3322d ago

And you would know cause you have played the game, right?

"I played the beta" doesn't count either, have you played the full retail game? I'm pretty sure you haven't so go troll somewhere else.