Stockholders have approved the merger of Activision and Vivendi Games to form the goliath Activision Blizzard. GameDaily
reports the deal officially closes on July 9 and the new company will trade on the Nasdaq under Activision's ATVI ticker. This instantly makes Activision Blizzard the new alpha dog in the industry with a value of $18.9 billion -- EA now trails with $14.1 billion.
Without getting into the nitty-gritty details, Activision Blizzard
is expected to have the highest profit margins in the industry. Activision Blizzard should also continue to enjoy bagiggles of cash
flowing into its coffers unless franchises like World of Warcraft
and Guitar Hero