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World of Warcraft makes up half of Activision/Blizzard's ea : World of Warcraft General Discussions

Posted: February 3rd, 2009, 6:30 pm
 
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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. According to an analyst at the firm, World of Warcraft is backing a full half of the company's stock price. That is, above and beyond the actual revenue the game pulls down the game is responsible for $400 million of the company's share price.

Despite a few reservations and a belief that the company is currently over-valued, the analysis firm believes the house that WoW built is one of the soundest games industry investments in these troubled times. The full post at Edge Online has details, if you're thinking about combining your love of the Lunar Festival event with online trading.

World of Warcraft makes up half of Activision/Blizzard's earnings originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

 

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Author: Michael Zenke
Category: activision-blizzardbusiness-modelsearningsmmo-industryworld-of-warcraftwow
Publish Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:00:00 EST
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