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Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard
Company nameActivision Blizzard, Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryComputer and video games
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California, USA
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleJean-Bernard Levy
Michael J. Griffith
(Vice Chairman)
Robert Kotick
(President and CEO)
Crash Bandicoot series
Guitar Hero series
Call of Duty series
Tony Hawk franchise
Spider-Man series
Spyro the Dragon series
Blizzard Entertainment:
Warcraft series
StarCraft series
Diablo series
Revenue(+) US$4.447 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$469 million (2010)
Net income(+) US$418 million (2010)
Total assets(-) US$13.406 billion (2010)
Total equity(-) US$10.203 billion (2010)
Employees5000 (2011)

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Activision Blizzard, Inc., formerly Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq - ATVI) is the American holding company for Activision and Blizzard Entertainment. The company is majority owned by French conglomerate Vivendi SA and was created through the merger of Activision and Vivendi Games, announced on December 2, 2007, in a deal worth USD$18.8 billion. The deal closed July 9, 2008. The company believed that the merging of the two companies would create "the world's largest and most profitable pure-play video game publisher". It believes that it is the only publisher that has "leading market positions across all categories" of the video game industry.

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