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Activision Financials, Diablo III Beta This Quarter

Activision Blizzard announces their second quarter financial results, which are better than projected, which CEO Bobby Kotick attributes to "record digital sales of our online-enabled franchises." Word is:

In the quarter, the company delivered record GAAP net revenues of $1.1 billion, as compared with $967 million for the second quarter of 2010. On a non-GAAP basis, the company's net revenues were $699 million, as compared with $683 million for the second quarter of 2010. For the second quarter, the company delivered record GAAP net revenues from digital channels, representing a 27% increase year over year, and accounting for 37% of the company's total net revenues. On a non-GAAP basis, record net revenues from digital channels increased 13% year over year, accounting for more than 60% of the quarter's total net revenues.

For the second quarter of 2011, Activision Blizzard's GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.29, as compared with $0.17 for the second quarter of 2010. On a non-GAAP basis, the company's earnings per diluted share were $0.10, as compared with $0.06 for the second quarter of 2010.

Blizzplanet has word from the post-earnings conference call, where the company stated beta testing of Diablo III will commence by the end of the third quarter, which ends in September. If this seems familiar, it is because they announced basically the same thing during the conference call following their Q1 financials.

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27. Re: Activision Financials, Diablo III Beta This Quarter Aug 4, 2011, 10:18 Jonny
 
Verno wrote on Aug 4, 2011, 10:07:
I kind of gave up on WoW when the lore stopped being interesting and they started with daily quests. Repetition by design is one thing but daily quests break the 4th wall to the point where I couldn't ignore the laziness anymore. I'd rather play interesting one off quests than repeat something 800 times to get a token to get a single armor piece.

They've not learned yet either. I know neither of you will have tried the Molten Front if you unsubbed a while ago, but I stuck around to see if it would save my rapidly collapsing interest.

It really didn't. The Molten Front is a collection of daily quests far more tedious and repetitive than anything in Wrath. Truly an awful concept, and it takes an entire month of doing the same quests over and over again, after which you unlock some vendors.

Really, really awful mindless grinding on a scale that even Cata at it's launch didn't match. It does not bode well for the future that the current team still can't even match Wrath, let alone innovate upon it. They seem incapable of going past simple grinding for gear as a gameplay concept.
 
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