Vivendi, of which Blizzard Entertainment is a division, released its 2007 earnings revenues today, revealing that the World of Warcraft publisher raked in $US 1.2 billion (€814 million) in revenue last year. WoW‘s 10 million large subscriber base contributed the lion’s share of the Vivendi Games division’s $US 1.5 billion take (€1.018 billion). Blizzard’s revenue was up 58% year over year which can be attributed to strong sales of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade and a subscriber boost of 2 million people.
Vivendi pointed to lower earnings from its Sierra label, with sales of Crash of the Titans, Spyro: The Eternal Night, F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, Timeshift and World in Conflict as “not as strong as the 2006 release slate.” Let’s hear it for World of Warcraft, ladies and gentlemen!