In advance of this Thursday's release of Activision's Q4 financial results, Wedbush Morgan analyst extraordinaire Michael Pachter expects Activision's sales were up 88% this quarter over last year, based on NPD
reports Activision's guidance expected revenues of about $350 million this quarter, but Pachter believes it's more like $425 million.
Pachter further notes that Activision may see revenues decline this fiscal year as sales from Guitar Hero III
and Call of Duty 4
wane, though the big thing for investors remains the approaching merger with Vivendi Games. Activision Blizzard
should be a reality in the next few weeks and Pachter maintains a "Buy" rating on the company.