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Activision Blizzard Inc
Activision Blizzard


Activision Blizzard, Inc. is an American interactive entertainment company.[7] Headquartered in Santa MonicaCalifornia and founded in 2008[8] through the merger of Vivendi Games[9] and Activision, the company is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol NASDAQATVI,[10] and since 2015 has been one of the stocks that make up the S&P 500.[8] Activision Blizzard currently includes five business units:[11] ActivisionBlizzard EntertainmentMajor League Gaming,[12] Activision Blizzard Studios,[13][14] and King Digital Entertainment.[15]

The company owns and operates additional studios under an independent studios model, including TreyarchInfinity WardHigh Moon Studios and Toys for Bob,[11] and its titles have broken a number of release records.[16] Call of Duty: Black Ops III grossed $550 million in worldwide sales during its opening weekend in 2015, making it the biggest entertainment launch of the year.[17][18] The company's franchises also include Activision's Call of Duty,[19]Destiny,[20] and Skylanders;[21] Blizzard Entertainment's World of WarcraftStarCraft,[11] DiabloHearthstoneHeroes of the Storm, and Overwatch; and King's Candy Crush SagaPet Rescue Saga, and Farm Heroes Saga.[15] As of September 2017, it is the largest game company in the Americas and Europe in terms of revenue and market capitalization.[22][23]