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Activision gets 8 million unit boost thanks to movie tie-ins

Posted by: Dan at 7/10/2007 11:02 AM
Activision announced today that they have shipped over 8 million units worldwide in the First Quarter fiscal year 2008. Included were four million units of Spider-Man 3, two million units of Shrek the Third, approximately one million units of TRANSFORMERS: The Game and more than one million units of Guitar Hero II. See full details in the release after the jump:


Activision Ships More Than Eight Million Units Worldwide During First Quarter Fiscal Year 2008

Company to Webcast Management's Remarks at E3 Media & Business Summit on July 10, 2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jul 10, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) announced today that during the first quarter of fiscal year 2008, the company shipped more than four million units of Spider-Man 3(TM), two million units of Shrek the Third(TM), approximately one million units of TRANSFORMERS: The Game and more than one million units of Guitar Hero II(TM).

As a result, the company now expects that its financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2008 will exceed its previously reported outlook on May 31, 2007.

"We are pleased with the strong worldwide consumer response to our three movie-based games - Spider-Man 3, Shrek The Third and TRANSFORMERS: The Game - as well as the launch of Guitar Hero II on the Xbox 360(TM)," stated Robert Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc.

Activision expects to announce its first quarter fiscal 2008 earnings results in early August.