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Activision Blizzard, Inc. publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. Strategy The company intends to continue to evaluate the expansion of its resources and intellectual properties library through acquisitions, strategic relationships, and key licensing transactions. The company continues to shift towards digital delivery of content and to establish and develop direct and long-term relationships with its gamers. Segments The company has three operating segments: Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision) and its subsidiaries—publishing interactive entertainment software products and downloadable content; Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (Blizzard) and its subsidiaries—publishing real-time strategy games, role-playing games and online subscription-based games in the MMORPG category; and Activision Blizzard Distribution (Distribution)—distributing interactive entertainment software and hardware products. Activision—Business Overview This segment develops, markets, and sells products through retail channels or digital downloads. The company operates as an international developer and publisher of interactive software products and content, with a focus on developing and publishing video games on various consoles, handheld platforms and the PC platform, primarily based on internally developed properties, as well as some licensed properties. The company offers games that operate on the Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) Xbox One (Xbox One) and Xbox 360 (Xbox 360), Nintendo Co. Ltd. (Nintendo) Wii U (Wii U) and Wii (Wii), and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Sony) PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 3 (PS3) console systems (Xbox One, Wii U, and PS4 are collectively referred to as next-generation; Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3 are collectively referred to as current-generation); the PC; the Nintendo 3DS (3DS), Nintendo Dual Screen (DS) and Sony PlayStation Vita handheld game systems; and other handheld and mobile devices. Products During 2013, the company released four collections of downloadable content packs for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as well as micro-downloadable content, which allows gamers to personalize their experience within the game. In 2014, the company released Onslaught, the first downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts (Onslaught), on certain platforms. In 2013, the company launched Skylanders SWAP Force, the third title in its Skylanders franchise, an internally-developed intellectual property that combines the use of toys with video games to deliver game play experiences to its audiences. It sells the toys both bundled with the software for the titles. The company also develops products spanning other genres, including first-person action, action/adventure, role-playing, simulation and strategy. The company has a long-term exclusive relationship with Bungie, the developer of game franchises, including Halo, Myth and Marathon, to bring Bungie's next big action game universe, Destiny, to market. The company provides various forms of product support to both its internally and externally developed titles. Marketing, Sales, and Distribution North American Sales and Distribution: The company’s products are available for sale or rental in various retail outlets in North America. Its North American retail customers include Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys “R” Us and Wal-Mart. In the United States (U.S.) and Canada, the company’s products are primarily sold on a direct basis to mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses and game specialty stores, as well to consumers through direct digital purchases. International Sales and Distribution: The company’s products are sold internationally on a direct-to-retail basis, through third-party distribution and licensing arrangements, and through its wholly-owned European distribution subsidiaries, as well to consumers through direct digital purchases. The company conducts its international publishing activities through offices in the United Kingdom (U.K.), Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia and Ireland. Blizza

 

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