for the first quarter of 2009, Activision has announced that its revenues were $981 million. Revenues exceeded the company's estimates, which it had placed at $860 million. CEO Robert Kotick, unsurprisingly, names the Guitar Hero
and Call of Duty
franchises, along with World of Warcraft
, as major drivers
of the company's impressive numbers. He added that Activision Blizzard was the number one third-party publisher of both console and handheld titles in North America for the quarter, as well as the number one third-party publisher for the Wii worldwide.
Kotick noted that Activision plans to deliver its "strongest video game slate" this year, built upon "some of the industry's most profitable franchises." But then, we already knew