Hey! A few weeks ago I bought stock in Activision Blizzard and I would highly recommend you do the same! In this post I am going to give you reasons why Activision Blizzard and its stock will do great! One of the huge reasons why Activision is going boost in popularity is because of their new releases for China. China has never been big fans of console gaming(Call of Duty), but they have been MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) fans(World of Warcraft). Next year, 2013, Activision will be releasing the new World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Just like all of the other WOW games, Mists of Pandaria will have a Chinese theme. Because of this Chinese theme, WOW Mists of Pandaria will be somewhat targeted to the Chinese population, especially because China has 1.3 billion people. It is said that when Activision releases this game to the world, Activision stock will rise at least 50%, mainly because of the Chinese population.
The second game Activision Blizzard will be releasing soon is Call of Duty Online, aimed exclusively at the Chinese market. Call of Duty Online is an in-browser client that will feature standard and multiplayer modes, but will have it’s own Campaign story, based around a series of “Spec Ops” missions.
The last thing I want to talk about is the possibility of Activision Blizzard being bought by another company. Recently, there has been some activity of Activision looking for buyers. Currently, Activision Blizzard is worth about 12.9 billion. If Activision decides to sell to a company, no matter what that company is, it will be an automatic gain for buyers of the Activision Blizzard stock. But, what many people are hoping is that Microsoft will buy Activision Blizzard. There have been many rumors that Microsoft has been mentioned as a potential buyer. Microsoft see’s the opportunity to own two huge gaming series’, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. This would be an outstanding purchase by Microsoft. After all, Microsoft does want to be a monopoly. An estimate price of what Microsoft could pay for Activision would be over 20 billion.
There also has been some recent news that EA (Electronic Arts) is looking to sell. Though, Activision Blizzard is far superior to EA. I will say that there is a rumor that the people who are looking to buy EA are willing to pay 6 billion for the 4 billion company. Because of this rumor, the stock went up 5 and a half percent today plus after sales. Keep in mind that EA hasn’t been doing to well in the past and all of this news is just a rumor. Activision Blizzard is a much more reliable stock, especially because they are doing very well, have no debt, and are the top gaming business.