The video game maker sails past expectations as it gears up to deliver the sci-fi shooter Destiny, its most expensive title to date.
Vivendi's $8.2 billion sale was all set to go before a shareholder filed suit requesting a vote on the matter.
Game publisher sees its fourth-quarter revenue slide, but its two top titles help boost annual revenue and profits. Company also announces it will lay off 7 percent of its staff.
Coming off the success of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Activision Blizzard has announced record-breaking success with World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. One-month sales for the title were 4.7 million units.
Walker Digital is suing the two companies over an alleged infringement of its patent on game tournaments over the Internet.
The revenue and earnings of the World of Warcraft are up for the quarter, and the company raises its forecast for the rest of 2010.
Though the new entity may become the world's largest video game company, it may not be able to supplant the brand recognition of Electronic Arts.
The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals largely upholds an earlier decision, but it rules that the maker of Glider software violated a contractual covenant.