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Spyro Reignited Trilogy hits 10 million units sold: how it compares to sales of original games
Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a remaster bundle for the classic platformer series from Insomniac Games, has hit a major milestone by selling 10 million copies globally. Let’s take a look at how these figures compare to the original titles.
Activision Blizzard posts record quarterly bookings on Blizzard’s strong growth and Call of Duty blockbuster sales
Activision Blizzard has released a financial report for the fourth quarter ended December 31. Although the company’s profits have declined, its bookings have reached new heights thanks to the strong performance of its top-tier franchises.
Report: Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard could fall apart due to regulatory pressure
According to the latest report, some insiders at Activision have started to worry that the proposed merger with Microsoft could fall apart. The Xbox maker allegedly didn’t expect this level of scrutiny.
Activision Blizzard says there was no “systematic harassment” at company, according to its own review
Activision Blizzard has shared results of its internal investigation, saying that there was no systematic harassment at the company. Its board has also concluded that the publisher’s executives never intentionally ignored instances of discrimination.
Activision Blizzard recognizes Raven QA testers’ union, pledges to begin “good faith negotiations”
A few weeks after a group of testers at Raven Software voted to form a union, it was officially recognized by Activision Blizzard. The company’s CEO Bobby Kotick has also promised to begin negotiations with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
Call of Duty franchise surpasses $30 billion in lifetime revenue, with its sales topping 425 million units
Following the presentation of Modern Warfare II, Activision Blizzard has shared some stats on the Call of Duty series. It’s been revealed that the franchise has surpassed $30 billion in lifetime revenue.
Call of Duty testers at Raven form first union at major US game company despite Activision’s pressure
Members of Raven Software’s QA team have voted to unionize following pressure from Activision Blizzard and a wave of layoffs. This will be the first official union formed at a US-listed game company.
“Content is king, and Microsoft is aware of this”: what Activision acquisition means for games industry
What does the $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard mean for the industry in the long term? Will Activision games become exclusive to Microsoft? How will Sony and Nintendo respond? Is the race on to conquer the Metaverse? Analyst Joost Rietveld is here to explain.
Phil Spencer on not virtue-shaming Activision Blizzard: “Xbox’s history is not spotless”
Xbox head Phil Spencer has opened up about the company’s relationship with Activision Blizzard amid the ongoing harassment scandal. While not going into a lot of detail, he noted that Xbox won’t publicly shame other publishers.
Chart of top-selling games at Christmas since 1984 shows sheer dominance of EA and Activision
GfK Entertainment senior client director Dorian Bloch has shared the data on the top-selling physical copies of video games in the UK during the Christmas holidays over the last 38 years. In a nutshell, Electronic Arts and Activision are the two undisputed leaders.
200 Activision Blizzard employees join walkout to protest layoffs of contract testers
Developers at different Activision Blizzard studios have joined a walkout in protest of the latest layoffs at Raven Software. They oppose the arbitrariness in the workplace and demand that all contract testers receive full-time positions.