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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.45
ATVI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 1832 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. ATVI: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ATVI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.45
Equity to Asset 0.53
ATVI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1735 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. ATVI: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ATVI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.78 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.53
0.43
0.86
Interest Coverage 13.46
ATVI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 1205 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 61.34 vs. ATVI: 13.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ATVI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.86  Med: 93.80 Max: 3475.46
Current: 13.46
5.86
3475.46
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.10
M-Score: -2.29
WACC vs ROIC
9.43%
13.56%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.28
ATVI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1784 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. ATVI: 28.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ATVI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.61  Med: 21.70 Max: 29.94
Current: 28.28
-0.61
29.94
Net-margin (%) 19.13
ATVI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. ATVI: 19.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ATVI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.64  Med: 15.42 Max: 23.66
Current: 19.13
2.64
23.66
ROE (%) 11.60
ATVI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. ATVI: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ATVI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.78  Med: 10.52 Max: 20.53
Current: 11.6
1.78
20.53
ROA (%) 6.20
ATVI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. ATVI: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ATVI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 5.90 Max: 15.95
Current: 6.2
1.39
15.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 620.41
ATVI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1802 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 21.85 vs. ATVI: 620.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ATVI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.16  Med: 638.63 Max: 987.1
Current: 620.41
-4.16
987.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.30
ATVI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. ATVI: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ATVI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.8  Med: 13.20 Max: 78.1
Current: 13.3
-6.8
78.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.20
ATVI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1146 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. ATVI: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ATVI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 20.20 Max: 94.1
Current: 20.2
0.4
94.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.10
ATVI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ATVI: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ATVI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.2  Med: 28.40 Max: 128.6
Current: 5.1
-17.2
128.6
» ATVI's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-05)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

ATVI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 93,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,177,561 sh (+1349.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 217,493 sh (+1067.87%)
RS Investment Management 567,614 sh (+17.61%)
Jim Simons 2,471,298 sh (+5.49%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,874,825 sh (+3.02%)
John Buckingham 335,488 sh (+0.10%)
Caxton Associates 142,453 sh (-27.74%)
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Q3 2015

ATVI Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steve Mandel 9,293,749 sh (New)
John Burbank 100,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 715,544 sh (+26.06%)
Caxton Associates 161,883 sh (+13.64%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 10,387,375 sh (-4.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 203,053 sh (-90.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,200 sh (-90.71%)
John Buckingham 11,864 sh (-96.46%)
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Q4 2015

ATVI Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 6,445 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 11,266,018 sh (+21.22%)
Paul Tudor Jones 103,400 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 159,300 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 202,876 sh (-0.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,313,350 sh (-0.71%)
RS Investment Management 626,844 sh (-12.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,500 sh (-23.27%)
John Burbank 59,267 sh (-40.73%)
Caxton Associates 70,000 sh (-56.76%)
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Q1 2016

ATVI Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ken Fisher Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.57
ATVI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 23.82 vs. ATVI: 28.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ATVI' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.49  Med: 28.85 Max: 473.33
Current: 28.57
10.49
473.33
Forward P/E 18.32
ATVI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 18.18 vs. ATVI: 18.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.33
ATVI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1205 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 23.86 vs. ATVI: 28.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ATVI' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.25  Med: 28.61 Max: 426
Current: 28.33
10.25
426
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 22.33
ATVI's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 21.79 vs. ATVI: 22.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ATVI' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.23  Med: 17.89 Max: 1291.43
Current: 22.33
9.23
1291.43
P/B 3.12
ATVI's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. ATVI: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ATVI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.96 Max: 5.28
Current: 3.12
1.01
5.28
P/S 5.40
ATVI's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. ATVI: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ATVI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 3.23 Max: 6.14
Current: 5.4
2.06
6.14
PFCF 23.36
ATVI's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 22.35 vs. ATVI: 23.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ATVI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.29  Med: 16.50 Max: 827.78
Current: 23.36
9.29
827.78
POCF 21.19
ATVI's POCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 16.06 vs. ATVI: 21.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ATVI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.78  Med: 17.63 Max: 2840
Current: 21.19
8.78
2840
EV-to-EBIT 20.82
ATVI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. ATVI: 20.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ATVI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2938.2  Med: 15.65 Max: 338.1
Current: 20.82
-2938.2
338.1
EV-to-EBITDA 15.14
ATVI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 1263 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 vs. ATVI: 15.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ATVI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 11.30 Max: 34.8
Current: 15.14
4.2
34.8
PEG 1.38
ATVI's PEG is ranked higher than
60% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. ATVI: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ATVI' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.70 Max: 62.48
Current: 1.38
0.45
62.48
Shiller P/E 52.01
ATVI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 33.81 vs. ATVI: 52.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ATVI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.54  Med: 50.14 Max: 121.71
Current: 52.01
28.54
121.71
Current Ratio 1.30
ATVI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. ATVI: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ATVI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 2.63 Max: 5.97
Current: 1.3
1.3
5.97
Quick Ratio 1.25
ATVI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. ATVI: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ATVI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.25  Med: 2.45 Max: 5.77
Current: 1.25
1.25
5.77
Days Inventory 32.61
ATVI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
64% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. ATVI: 32.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ATVI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.25  Med: 30.11 Max: 45.3
Current: 32.61
21.25
45.3
Days Sales Outstanding 53.14
ATVI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 70.19 vs. ATVI: 53.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ATVI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.16  Med: 51.18 Max: 63.04
Current: 53.14
7.16
63.04
Days Payable 65.40
ATVI's Days Payable is ranked higher than
64% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 44.91 vs. ATVI: 65.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ATVI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.81  Med: 63.86 Max: 84.63
Current: 65.4
28.81
84.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.76
ATVI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. ATVI: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ATVI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.26 Max: 1.7
Current: 0.76
0.59
1.7
Dividend Payout 0.19
ATVI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. ATVI: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ATVI' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.19
0.18
0.44
Dividend Growth (3y) 8.50
ATVI's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
54% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ATVI: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
ATVI' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 8.5
Current: 8.5
0
8.5
Forward Dividend Yield 0.75
ATVI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. ATVI: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.14
ATVI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. ATVI: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ATVI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.87 Max: 2.52
Current: 1.14
0.87
2.52
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 12.90
ATVI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. ATVI: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ATVI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.6  Med: -5.70 Max: 14.4
Current: 12.9
-30.6
14.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 61.55
ATVI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. ATVI: 61.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ATVI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.76  Med: 3.82 Max: 69.13
Current: 61.55
1.76
69.13
Price/Projected FCF 1.24
ATVI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. ATVI: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ATVI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.77
Current: 1.24
0.68
2.77
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.00
ATVI's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
68% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. ATVI: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.68
ATVI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ATVI: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ATVI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.68
0.18
1.89
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.35
ATVI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. ATVI: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ATVI' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.53 Max: 20.2
Current: 1.35
0.7
20.2
Price/Graham Number 8.89
ATVI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. ATVI: 8.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ATVI' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.39 Max: 9.98
Current: 8.89
1.09
9.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.83
ATVI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1769 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ATVI: 4.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ATVI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 6.00 Max: 19.5
Current: 4.83
0.3
19.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 24.89
ATVI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 11.18 vs. ATVI: 24.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ATVI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 17.40 Max: 39.6
Current: 24.89
2.7
39.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $4664
EPS $ 1.20
Beta1.22
Short Percentage of Float2.80%
52-Week Range $22.63 - 39.93
Shares Outstanding(Mil)735.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 5,649 6,152 7,475
EPS($) 1.58 1.88 2.32
EPS without NRI($) 1.58 1.88 2.32

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Electronic Gaming & Multimedia
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Traded in other countries:AIY.Germany, ATVI.Mexico,
Activision Blizzard Inc was originally incorporated in California in 1979 and was reincorporated in Delaware in December 1992. The Company is an online, personal computer, video game console, tablet, handheld, and mobile game publisher. It has three operating segments: - Activision Publishing, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Blizzard Distribution. Activision Publishing, Inc. is an international developer and publisher of interactive software products and content, including games from the Call of Duty and Skylanders franchises. It develops games based on internally-developed properties, as well as some licensed intellectual properties. It sells games through both retail channels and digital downloads. Activision offers games that operate on the Microsoft Corporation Xbox One and Xbox 360, Nintendo Co. Ltd. Wii U and Wii, and Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 console systems; PC; the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Dual Screen, and Sony PlayStation Vita handheld game systems; and other handheld and mobile devices. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. operates in the subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing game category in terms of both subscriber base and revenues generated through its World of Warcraft franchise, which it develops, hosts and supports. Blizzard also develops, markets, and sells role-playing action games for PC and iPad, including games in the Diablo and StarCraft franchises. In addition, Blizzard maintains a proprietary online-game related service, Battle.net. It distributes its products and generates revenues through subscriptions; sales of prepaid subscription cards; value-added services such as realm transfers, faction changes and other character customizations within the World of Warcraft gameplay; retail sales of physical boxed products; online download sales of PC products; and licensing of software to third-party or related party companies that distribute World of Warcraft, Diablo III and StarCraft II products. In addition, Blizzard developed Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a free-to-play digital collectible card game, and is developing Heroes of the Storm, a free-to-play online hero brawler. Activision Blizzard Distribution consists of operations in Europe that provide warehousing, logistical and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, its own publishing operations, and manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware. The Company competes for the leisure time and discretionary spending of consumers with other interactive entertainment companies, as well as with providers of different forms of entertainment, such as motion pictures, television, social networking, online casual entertainment and music.
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