Activision Success Powered by Call of Duty and World of Warcraft

Skylanders and Diablo III have also performed well

The management team of publisher Activision Blizzard announces that it has performed better than expected during the third fiscal quarter of 2013, with profits reaching 226 million dollars (177 million Euro), which is a significant increase over the same period of last year.

Bobby Kotick, the chief executive officer at Activision Blizzard, is being quoted by VG247 as telling investors that, “Our unyielding commitment to excellence, the strength of our employees around the globe and our focus on creating great entertainment experiences have enabled us to once again deliver better-than-expected financial results.”

Much of the success of Activision was driven by the Blizzard-made games, the action role-playing game Diablo III and the Mists of Pandaria expansion for the MMO World of Warcraft.

Other strong performers for the publisher included the various Call of Duty franchise entries and the new Giants addition to the Skylanders line.

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