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November Video Game Sales slide....*yawn* (ATVI)

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December 10, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: ATVI

ATVI sold 6.1 million copies of Call of Duty... Even if that was the ONLY title they sold any copies of all last month... Based on what I am seeing in November 2008 sales of Guitar Hero World Tour and Call of Duty World At War and etc.....

That single game trumped the combined entire sales figures for last year for ATVI.....  That includes adding in World of Warcraft Wrath of Lich King....

Unless I am wrong....or mistaken.... I am using the non paid version of the report off NPD Game Sales WIKI....  So accuracy is suspect...

But come on folks???  Selling off ATVI because of a 3.1% decline in *other* video games not sold by ATVI???? That's how I look at it...

In the APP STORE.... If you have an iPhone 3Gs like me..... Go to Top 25.... Then Click on "Top Grossing."

With a POST date of November 20th, 2009.....  Call of Duty Zombie  game is #1 Top Grossing Application in the App Store..... 

How much of that is in NPD Group's numbers for 2009????           *NOTHING!!!*
Better question..... Was there a similar App last year in 2008????   *NOTHING!!!* 

So.....  The reality is that those dumping ATVI.....  Are completely... mind blowingly stupid...
Maybe Varchild2008 needs to purchase an iPHONE 3Gs and show the popularity of ATVI's Call of Duty on the App Store????  Seriously.....  Wake up people!

This is a *horrible for them*  *not so much* for ATVI  problem. 

Of course not everything is rosy... what with "Tony Hawk's" video game bombing big time in reviews due to a badly non responsive Skateboard joystick....  So ATVI isn't all roses....  But the Air is cleaner over here.

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#1) On December 10, 2009 at 8:22 PM, xclusive247 (< 20) wrote:

ATVI is a screaming BUY at these prices

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#2) On December 10, 2009 at 10:24 PM, Varchild2008 (83.79) wrote:

Either that or it will b a screaming buy at $.0001 a share the way it is going with this stock....

I personally don't get the after hours reaction to the numbers.... A +3 cent lift immeditely went south to -2 cents.... Not a big swing by any means.... no panic....  But still....

The report shows 6.1 million video games sold for Call of Duty.... Check last year's Call of Duty + Lich King + etc... and you can not tally up 6.1 million... not even close....  And the numbers don't give you the Guitar Hero numbers or any of the other video games ATVI sold this year....

Plus... the figures do not give you the Marvel Ultimate Alliance II DLC... which I downloaded back in early November....

No numbers on the APP STORE  Call of Duty..... or any of the Mobile Activision Games released by GLU Mobile.. (GLUU)..

etc. etc. etc.    

And the sales figures... they aren't the least bit DIRE as they are being portrayed if you bump them up against November 2007.  We have a about a .11 Billion INCREASE over November 2007 video game sales..   We have a fairly big increase here...

2008 was in large part a completely unfair comparison from the get go....  Investor community is completely overlooking the fact that President Bush sent out in JUNE several hundred dollars to each person.... Much of that certainly went towards Video Game purchasing.....and Video Game hardware sales....  Those welfare checks made 2008  a bigger year than it would have been. 

2009 never could be expected to compete with 2008.  Compare 2009 with 2007 and you see the GAINs.

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