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Activision Blizzard: Hearthstone & Destiny Big 2014 Winners

The latest Activision Blizzard financial statement has been issued for Q4 2014. The earnings report shows off impressive numbers from Hearthstone and Destiny. The two games debuted in 2014 and amassed over 40 million registered players and earned $850 million in revenue.

As a result of a strong 2014, Activision-Blizzard will be repaying over $250 million in debt and has paid out over $10 billion in dividends to shareholders since 2008.

Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard, said, “2014 was another successful year as we achieved record results and introduced new franchises with outstanding gameplay, expanded on exciting new business models and continued investing in some of the world’s most important entertainment franchises. We delivered record earnings per share which increased more than 50% from the previous year, double ? digit revenue growth, and record high ? margin digital revenues that represent an all ? time high of 46% of total revenues (all non ? GAAP).”

Kotick, added, “We expanded our franchise portfolio by launching two of the industry’s most successful new brands, Blizzard’s Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft ™ , and the biggest new IP launch in industry history, Destiny® . Combined, these franchises attracted over 40 million registered players worldwide and generated more than $850 million in non ? GAAP revenue. 1 This year, we expect to expand our franchise portfolio to 10 blockbusters, up from five franchises at the beginning of 2014. Our amazingly talented teams will continue to produce the world’s best content for gamers.”

Read the full report on the Activision-Blizzard corporate site.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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