King, Blizzard push Activision Blizzard to Q3 growth

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Brendan Sinclair

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Activision Blizzard today reported its third quarter financial results, showing a sales drop for the Call of Duty-driven Activision division that was offset by gains in the Blizzard and King segments.

For the three months ended September 30, Activision Blizzard reported revenues up 6% year-over-year to $2.07 billion, with net bookings up 6% to $1.88 billion.

The bottom line also nudged upward, with net income up 5% to $639 million.

The biggest gains were reported by the King division, which saw its flagship app Candy Crush grow 20% year-over-year while its segment net revenues rose 22% to

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