Activision Blizzard shares have fallen by nearly 50% since early October.
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Activision Blizzard broke off the 10-year partnership with the Bungie gaming studio after disappointing sales of "Destiny 2" "Forsaken" last September – a move that could raise up to $ 400 million in Activision Blizzard's annual earnings, says Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson.
"We are looking at the potential savings in operating costs as a long-term positive," Colin repeated. Sebastian, senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co.
Activision Blizza The trouble of rd can be tied to the larger gaming landscape. According to the London research team, Pelham Smithers, video game revenues may drop 1 percent to $ 136.5 billion this year, the first drop in the industry since 1995, due to transforming titles such as Fortnite, a relative lack of large console hits and China's tougher approach to
"Fortnite" on Epic Games is a thorn in the country of Activision Blizzard. Since debuting the free multiplayer game play in 2017, "Fortnite" is almost transformed into gaming: it is easy to learn and learn, but on a very wide range of devices from the computer, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch and iPhone – a relatively rare phenomenon in gaming. (Players can buy locked items or features in the game, including weapons and clothes.)
This is a sharp contrast to the Activision Blizzard model, which, except some more casual games like Candy Crush Saga, asks players to raise up to $ 60 to buy the game in advance and pay for additional content later. As a result, Activision Blizzard reported that its game audience has decreased from 352 million in the second quarter of last year to 345 million in the third quarter, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of consumer downturns.
Investors will seek management Tuesday afternoon for their plans to revive this grassroots audience and increase consumer engagement.
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