The earnings did already decrease significantly over the past years.
WoWs shows no sign of growing profit at all, with earnings in decline.
The subscriptions have already been declining and the current level is still post expansion launch peak.
It is like you got everything wrong your are basing your opinions on, except for the fact that WoW is Blizzards current powerhouse and they are working on a project called Titan.
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It's unusual to see stocks raise this quickly but it does happen.
Hargreaves Lansdown on the FTSE 100 jumped 10.8% only last Tuesday (5th Feb). Problem with jumps like this that it usually (but not always) follows with a crash due to the nature of trading. As often the number of traders looking to bank a healthy product outweighs those who wish to jump on the bandwagon and hope to profit from a further rapid rise. In most cases there are more sellers than buyers, which inevitably drives share prices down.
Stocks for blizzard will plummet to the ground when people realize SC2/D3 expansions sell for like 200k copies at best.
Ruining your reputation and IPs for a quick buck only pays off once.
I'd like to see those numbers once Disney's Skylanders takes off fully. As The Annoyed Gamer said in one of his shows, Disney will eventually use their Marvel license and Pirates to it's fullest potential and we'll see how the stocks are then. They might not make a dent as Skylanders is already in homes but even after all that, it's Disney!
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Wow, you people must really be drinking the koolaid if you believe a stock went up because wow is back to losing hundreds of thousands of subscribers(something anyone with a functioning brain that isn't blinded by fanboy delusions knew would happen) per quarter. I'd forgotten how many blind idiots there were around here
Actually, Mr. Lennon, I CAN imagine a world with no hatred, religion, war, or violence.
I can also imagine attacking such a world, because they would never see it coming.
For once, Carville was a man ahead of his time.
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Activision earnings call with "subs dropped" but then "Hey skylanders is going to CHINA, the biggest and largest area with huge market for games" = stocks raise because skylanders (that is one of the two profit makers of activision) is going to huge market that might give massive amounts of profits for the company.
It is not all black and white. This is not "hater logic", this is just LOGIC
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WOW has peaked and it is downhill from here, it doesn't change the fact that what has been achieved by Blizzard is nothing short of amazing and in no way impacts on my enjoyment of the game. Why do you spend your time here insulting people who do not share your opinions? Why can't you just enjoy the game and stop worrying about what others think?
Segment income from operations for the Three Months And Year Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 in million $: Activision 1,055, Blizzard 88.
So, THIS IS ALL ABOUT BLIZZARD, right?
GAAP Net Revenues by Geographic Region for the Year Ended December 31, 2012 in million $:
North America 2,436 1% increase
Europe 1,968 1% decrease
Asia Pacific 452 26% increase
So, "Actually profits are up because most of the subscription losses were in Asian markets", right, zanzul?
Get the eff out of economic discussion and get back to killing virtual bears with your virtual "rouge".
Did you even read my post? I dont do it. Just because wows sub going down is/can be PART of stocks going down doesnt mean I blame simply wow for it.
"wow subs dropped", "someday we will launch blizzard dota" "skylanders is doing good", "diablo sold well" = "we are doing ok but we are not releasing any profitable games anytime soon at this time" = stocks drop/dont raise due nothing happening/being announced?
Wow subs dropped, "Hey skylanders is going to CHINA", "new cod is coming" = "We are having new huge profitable things in future" = stocks go up despite wows sub lower.
At this case stocks going up has nothing to do with wow. Why would it be.