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Activision: Skylanders and Call of Duty Contribute to $1.77 Billion Q4 Earnings
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The biggest publisher in the games industry has posted fourth quarter earnings of $1.77 billion, on the back of strong performances from both Skylanders and Call of Duty.

The numbers are well ahead of Activision’s expectations. The publisher had predicted earnings of $1.49 billion, with last year’s fourth quarter takings coming in at $1.41 billion. In terms of revenue, the numbers are up $100 million year-on-year to $4.86 billion.

Skylanders and Call of Duty are responsible for the upswing. Indeed, Skylanders has sold over 100 million toy figures, to register lifetime sales of over a billion dollars as of December 3st.

So yeah, they’re kinda rich.

"We are very pleased to report that Activision Blizzard delivered the best performance in its history," said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick while riding his diamond encrusted horse.


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Comment #1 by desertpulse
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:04:07 AM
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So more skylanders and call of duty games to follow , im guessing

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Comment #2 by Neohawk
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:05:20 AM
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Activision, sure know how to milk parents & idiots.

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Comment #3 by O0mix0O
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:16:55 AM
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@2 agreed. Also, when was December 3st?

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Comment #4 by UberPirateNinja
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:17:31 AM
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So glad my kids have shown zero interest in Giants, I spent a bundle keeping them happy with figures for the first game.

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Comment #5 by TheFlusher
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:18:32 AM
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So their next big project is going to be:

Call of Skylanders


Skylanders of Duty

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Comment #6 by Finn Jake n BMO
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:18:54 AM
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Every year they rake in the $$ from COD and they still don't say thanks to the people supporting them. Is 1 free map pack too much to ask for?
Or at least make the dlc worth the money you charge for it.

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Comment #7 by Lazy_FAQer
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:33:45 AM
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*puts hand over mouth*

*vomits through fingers*

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Comment #8 by munchmagic 86
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:43:32 AM
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@2 I think you will find it is in the middle of December 2th and December 4rd

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Comment #9 by davidani
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:44:24 AM
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Random quote about how much cod sucks.

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Comment #10 by Caramel Cardinal
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:58:49 AM
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excellent, they can afford to put the black ops 2 season pass on sale then

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Comment #11 by PonySl4ystation
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 06:54:50 AM
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It's sickening to see these figures.
All I can see is an image of hogs gathered around a pig sty rolling in money.

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Comment #12 by ash356
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 11:08:24 AM
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Way I see it, lack of an online pass is equal to 'Free DLC'. Which is more than what EA do with FIFA.

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Comment #13 by Fullbrook
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 12:13:57 PM
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@3 I think December 3st must be a big drinking day.. perhaps to celebrate their 1 billion in sales?

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Comment #14 by WalterWhite
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 12:45:15 PM
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This is good news, I was worried Activision may have been running out of money.

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Comment #15 by Samigi
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 12:57:33 PM
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@14 Sarcasm?

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Comment #16 by Finn Jake n BMO
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 01:33:57 PM
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@12. i h8 online passes. i don't buy games used that much now i just wait to buy a new copy for $20

fifa did just put ultimate teams on the disc something they use to charge extra for so they are getting a little better. could be wrong only really played fifa 09 and 13

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