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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure™ was #1 Kids Video Game for First Quarter 2012 with 30+ Million Toys Sold Life to Date Through 3/31/12

- Call of Duty Elite Has 10+ Million Registered Users Including Two+ Million Annual Premium Members as of 4/30/12

- Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft® Remains #1 Subscription-Based MMORPG with Approximately 10.2 Million Subscribers as of 3/31/12

- Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo® III Has Set A New All-Time Pre-Order Record for Blizzard Entertainment(1)

- Company Expects to Deliver Record Q2 Non-GAAP Net Revenues

- Company Increases CY 2012 Net Revenue and EPS Outlook


After a year of losing subs, Blizz was able to keep a steady amount of subs which is great, and apparently having a much better quarter then then expected. Can't wait for more good news with D3 about to release for their next quarter.




http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/activision-blizzard-announces-better-than-expected-first-quarter-2012-financial-results-150831155.html
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And here's how.

Their Q2 will definitely look excellent with D3 under their belt.
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it's all about diablo3 now for blizzard sales which I'm pretty sure will set new record breaking sales for the next quarter smile.gif
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Wow, that's a lot of stupid. tongue.gif
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Not surprising, everyone I know that plays WoW subbed for a year to get D3 for free, and plans on bouncing between the two. Giving D3 out with a 1 year sub was a very smart move by Blizzard!
    
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World of Warcraft... meh. Blizzard can keep it's Pandas.

I'm waiting for Titan.
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When every mmo these days is a wow clone why bother switching.
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It might even start going up again. People left for games like SWTOR and Rift, wanting something different but getting much of the same.

With the new expansion coming out and Guild Wars 2 being the only "blockbuster" MMO on the horizon, I don't think Blizzard has anything to worry about.
    
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Elder Scrolls MMO will likely be bigger then Guild Wars 2 but it's still a ways off. The problem with these new MMOs is they run out of content so quickly. If ES has good end game content out of the box and a steady pipeline once it comes out it could be a contender.
    
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

Elder Scrolls MMO will likely be bigger then Guild Wars 2 but it's still a ways off. The problem with these new MMOs is they run out of content so quickly. If ES has good end game content out of the box and a steady pipeline once it comes out it could be a contender.
Nope. That's what people said about SWTOR as well.

Nothing will hurt WoW except something Blizzard themselves make. AKA, Titan.

Also the ES MMO will use the standard hotkey combat system like in WoW and SWTOR so it will fail before it even releases. Not even the brand will save it since it didn't help SWTOR and they're already bleeding subs.
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