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Activision Blizzard

A behemoth holding company for Activision and Blizzard Entertainment.

Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard is the behemoth holding company for Activision and Blizzard Entertainment. On July 9, 2008 a deal closed merging Activision and Vivendi Games which was worth $18.9 billion US dollars1.

Company Profile

Trading Name
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
July 9, 2008
Santa Monica, California, United States
US$13.227 billion2
Key People
Robert Kotick (Chief Executive Officer)
Michael J. Griffith (Vice Chairman)
Michael Morhaime (President and Chief Executive Officer of Blizzard Entertainment
Number of Employees
5000 (as of 2011)
Key Subsidiaries
Blizzard Entertainment
Raven Software
Defunct Subsidiaries
Sierra Entertainment
Vivendi Games
Majority Ownership
Vivendi (52%)
Key Franchises Owned by Subsidiaries
Crash Bandicoot series
Guitar Hero series
Call of Duty series
Prototype series
Tony Hawk series
Spider-Man series
Spyro series
Warcraft series
StarCraft series
Diablo series
Official Site

Categories & Concepts
  1. IGN

  2. Activision Blizzard, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations


News & Blogs

Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for "Harry Potter” and “Star Wars,” the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013.

Publisher Activision Blizzard is expecting its upcoming real-time strategy game StarCraft II to be a significant long-term success for the company -- and developer Blizzard has so much faith in the game that it has reportedly spent more than $100 million on it over the course of its production...

Although not announced until 2007, development of StarCraft II began in 2003; the game went into more dedicated production in 2005, following the release of World of Warcraft.

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