Gamestop has STARCRAFT II on Pre-Order ATVI investors!
Well well.... I guess Starcraft II is available on Pre-Order right now.
Check it out:
This is truly exciting indeed because I stand by my view that Stracraft II is going to generate far more sales than DIABLO III. Can't underestimate the excitement level that exists for this franchise in South Korea. It has far more of a broader appeal here in North America and Europe as well.
Unfortunately, I am not going to pre-order Starcraft II until I talk to someone at Gamestop first...
My problem with this is that typically video game publishers put out what's known as a limited edition Collector's edition version. It is that version of Starcraft II that I would like to purchase.... Not what's shown in the hyperlink.
I haven't checked Best Buy or other stores yet... But this is great news for ATVI investors. The better Blizzard title is coming out this year!
P.S. Don't underestimate the long term sales strength of Starcraft II. Sure, you could just come in as a new investor at a price less than $10.00 a share... Then when the release date is revealed, just totally sell off your stake at $999 a share (or where it trades up to).
But... I think the real money is for long term Activision investors to ignore the initial run up on the stock price. Here's why:
1) No Doubt Action Figures, Books, and all sorts of merchandising will be coming out for Starcraft II.
2) Hardware Sales will be produced because I speculate Blizzard is going to introduce a Starcraft Joystick or Mouse for the PC Computer in much the same way as they did with Warcraft.
And I am a potential buyer of that piece of hardware if and when they do.
3) Starcraft II sales don't occur in a single quarter of the year. They actually occur very strongly throughout at least 3 quarters out. Blizzard can also do package deals combining Starcraft 1, Starcraft 1 expansion, and Starcraft II together in the same box (if they wish).
4) Blizzard is selling Starcraft II along side 2 separate expansion packs. Those gamers who decide not to buy the expansion packs will later on perhaps choose to do so.
So.... I am not going to sell off my ATVI stake on any initial OH MY GOD!! Orgasm!!! run-up on the stock price when the Release date is revealed.