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"Goodbye Starcraft" and other details of the financial report of Activision Blizzard

Www.gametech.ru: the latest news on games. 09.08.2019 at 06:42

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, Activision Blizzard released the financial report for the second quarter of 2019 year, which ended June 30. The results exceeded estimates for revenue and earnings per share. Previously, the company together with the announcement of record profits for the past year and are laying off 8% of staff warned that enters into the transition period. Net revenues decreased 15% to $1.4 billion, and net income fell 18% to $328 million King became the most successful of the holding company with net sales of $499 million (-1% compared to last year). Net sales for Blizzard – $381 million (-21%), Activision – $268 million (-21%). The audience of the games is dropping. The number of active users of the company – 327 million (-7% compared to last year). At King – 258 million (-4%), Activision – 37 million (-8%), the Blizzard – 32 million (-4%). However, every year there is a growing involvement of the players (the amount of time that players spend in games). For example, in Candy Crush in connection with the release of the new Candy Crush Friends Saga, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 played twice more than in Call of Duty: WWII. It seems that after the abolition of the shooter in the Starcraft universe for the next Overwatch and Diablo 4, as reported in June, the company finally lost interest in the franchise and has no plans to develop. However, the promise of an annual release of games Call of Duty series, and Call of Duty: Mobile will game service. Activision Blizzard raised its full-year forecast of $6,03 billion in net profit to $6.19 billion