Yahoo has reported Activision Blizzard exceeded sales expectations, despite the sessional slowdown.
Over the second quarter, Activision said it earned $195 million in the three month period, with total revenue coming in at $1.04 billion. Games such as Prototype and World of Warcraft helped business, bringing total adjusted sales to $801 million by the end of the quarter.
With a strong upcoming release schedule of franchise titles, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said it was a killer lineup. Although Modern Warfare 2 and Guitar Hero 5 are on the way, Activision has delayed Starcraft II. Along with another unnamed sci-fi first-person game, Starcraft II moves into a 2010 release. The delay comes as more time is needed to develop the new Battle.net, rather than the game itself.