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Activision posts better than expected Q2 2012 results
More than 10 million players have tried Diablo 3
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Aug 3, 2012 - 7:08pm EST (Aug 3, 2012 19:08)
Activision Blizzard today announced better-than-expected financial results for the second quarter of 2012.
The company's net revenues were $1.05 billion, as compared with $699 million for the second quarter of 2011. Net revenues from digital channels were a record $497 million and represented 47% of the company's total revenues.
In North America and Europe, including accessory packs and figures, Activision Publishing's Skylanders Spyro's Adventure was the #1 best-selling console and hand-held game overall in dollars for the first six months of 2012. For the June quarter, Activision Blizzard was the #1 independent game publisher overall in North America and Europe.
Diablo III, released on May 15, 2012, set a new industry launch record for PC games and was the #1 best-selling PC game for the first six months of 2012. Through July, more than 10 million players have entered the world of Sanctuary. As of June 30, 2012, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft remains the #1 subscription-based MMORPG and had approximately 9.1 million subscribers.
During the third quarter, Activision Publishing expects to release Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections #3 and #4, Ice Age Continental Drift, Wipeout 3, Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and Angry Birds Trilogy.