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Activision 'somewhat disappointed' with Wii U launch

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick says his company has witnessed "slower-than-expected adoption" of Nintendo's new game console.

By February 8, 2013


Activision: 50 percent of our revenue is digital

Company CEO Robert Kotick informed investors of the dramatic shift yesterday during an earnings call. It's right there with EA, another major developer, in the digital charge.

By May 10, 2011


Activision, EA war of words continues

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick had some bad things to say about Electronic Arts in a recent interview. EA responds with barbs of its own.

By September 28, 2010


Activision CEO: 'Great people' don't want to work at EA

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick takes some jabs at EA in a recent interview. At end of the day, he said, "great people" just don't want to work at EA.

By September 27, 2010


Activision: Violent games law chokes free speech

CEO Bobby Kotick is throwing his company's support behind the games industry in its fight to make sure minors have the right to buy violent titles.

By September 21, 2010


Activision CEO calls for PS3 price cut

In an interview with the London Times, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick says that Sony has to cut the price of the PS3--now.

By June 19, 2009


'Guitar Hero' rocks D6

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick talks about the rise of casual gaming and whether we will all need virtual reality helmets anytime soon. Coming up: a demo of the next Guitar Hero.

By May 28, 2008


Activision reports record sales

Game publisher Activision reported record sales and earnings Tuesday for its 2002 fiscal year, ended March 31. Sales for the period totaled $786 million, compared with $620 million the previous year. Net income was $52.5 million, or 88 cents a share, compared with $21 million, or 50 cents a share, a year ago. Sales for the fourth quarter were $165 million, up from $127 million during the same period a year ago. Quarterly earnings were $11 million, or 17 cents a share, up from $1 million, or 2 cents a share. The company also increased guidance for the current year, saying it now expects profit of $1.02 a share and sales of $845 million to $870 million for fiscal 2003. CEO Bobby Kotick attributed the results to franchises such as the "Tony Hawk" series of skateboarding games and strong consumer acceptance of new game systems.

By May 7, 2002