Activision Blizzard posts $841 million Q3 revenue, driven by Mists of Pandaria, Diablo 3 and Skylanders

Publisher Activision Blizzard reported record third quarter results today, boasting $841 million in revenue for the three month period ending Sept. 30. According to the company, the better-than-expected results were driven by the launch of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria and continuing sales of Diablo 3 and Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

Operating income for the quarter was $227 million, according to the company's SEC filing.

Blizzard's Diablo 3 has sold in excess of 10 million copies since the game launched in May, CEO Bobby Kotick said. Following the launch of the Mists of Pandaria expansion, the World of Warcraft subscriber base is holding at 10 million as of Sept. 30, according to the company. The company announced in October that it had sold 2.7 million copies of Mists of Pandaria during its first week on sale.

Revenue from Blizzard's products contributed $414 million to the company's net revenue.

Activision once again reiterated that Skylanders Spyro's Adventure has been the best-selling console and handheld game in dollars, factoring in accessories and action figures, in North America and Europe for the first nine months of 2012. Activision said during an investor call that sales of Spyro's Adventure have continue even after the launch of its sequel, Skylanders Giants.

Sales of Activision games contributed $283 million in revenue to Activision Blizzard's third quarter, driven by Spyro's Adventure and Call of Duty Elite memberships. Activision Blizzard noted a decrease in Call of Duty downloadable content packs in 2012 compared to 2011 and lower catalogue sales of previous Call of Duty titles.

More from Polygon

The horror of Five Nights at Freddy's

  • From Our Sponsor
    tracking_pixel_11086_tracker

    A new way to run farther, faster

  • Spacecom: a fast 4X built for multiplayer

  • Pillars of Eternity builds on role-playing classics

  • Tour the 1 KB hard drive built inside Minecraft

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker