Activision Blizzard Reports Record Results

Activision Blizzard Announces Fourth-Quarter and 2017 Financial Results, reporting record quarterly and full-year revenues, record full-year digital, mobile and in-game revenues, and record full-year operating cash flow ($2.2 billion). This set of results includes word that the company raked in over $4 billion in microtransactions for the fiscal year:
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  • Activision Blizzard delivered a fourth-quarter record of over $1 billion of in-game net bookingsB, and an annual record of over $4 billion of in-game net bookingsB.
  • King grew segment revenues and operating income year-over-year, delivered record mobile net bookingsB in 2017, and increased its average net bookingsB per paying user by a double-digit percentage year-over-year. This quarter, King had two of the top-10 highest-grossing titles in the U.S. mobile app stores for the seventeenth quarter in a row, with Candy Crush Saga™ and Candy Crush Soda Saga™ at #1 and #2, respectively.3 The Candy Crush franchise grew consumer spend sequentially for the fourth quarter in a row.
  • Activision delivered record segment operating income of over $1 billion with record operating margin of 38%. Activision offered compelling downloadable content offerings, including Zombies Chronicles for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Destiny 2’s expansion pass, Call of Duty: WWII’s season pass, and additional live features, services and content.
  • Blizzard delivered record segment revenues and operating income for a year with no major game release, as they continued to deliver continuous content across franchises including Overwatch, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft®.

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"$4 billion in microtransactions"

wow that buys A LOT of lobbyists to send to Congress to make sure loot boxes are never considered to be gambling.
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