Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
February 18, 2020
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Vivendi Games First Half Sales Fall With No  WoW  Expansion

Vivendi Games First Half Sales Fall With No WoW Expansion

July 25, 2008 | By Brandon Boyer

July 25, 2008 | By Brandon Boyer
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



In its last quarter separate from newly merged sister company Activision, Vivendi Games has announced that sales have fallen 11 percent in the first half of its fiscal year as the first half of 2007 saw the release of WoW expansion The Burning Crusade.

Forthcoming WoW expansion Wrath of the Lich King is due in the second half of the year. Blizzard did manage to bring in 1.8 million new subscribers since June 2007, growing its overall population to 10.9 million. Sales in the division were 378 million ($591.8 million) in the first half.

Overall, Vivendi's games division saw sales of 444 million ($695.2 million), compared to 500 million ($782.9 million) for the first half of 2007. Sierra Entertainment, Sierra Online and Vivendi Games Mobile sales, the company said, were "slightly higher" than the year prior.

Looking specifically at the second quarter, the overall division saw sales up 6.7 percent to 223 million ($349.2 million), with Blizzard sales up 5.2 percent to 185 million ($289.7 million), and Sierra Entertainment, Sierra Online and Vivendi Games Mobile sales again up "slightly higher."

Vivendi's merger with Activision was completed on July 9th, a move that new Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick said has created a new company with "leading market positions across all categories" of the industry.


Related Jobs

Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[02.18.20]

Lead Environment Artist
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank CA or Durham NC, California, United States
[02.18.20]

Mid to Senior Engine Programmer (Tools)
AfterThought
AfterThought — Henderson, Nevada, United States
[02.18.20]

Unreal Engine 4 Programmer
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan
[02.18.20]

Experienced Game Developer









Loading Comments

loader image