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Activision: 10 Interesting Facts About The American Video Game Publisher

Activision is one of the earliest video game publishing companies and has published many famous titles throughout the last few decades. Here are some interesting facts about this video game publisher.

1. Activision was founded on 1st October, 1979

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2. They merged with Vivendi Games in 2007 and later on it became a part of parent company by the name Activision Blizzard following Vivendi’s ownership in Blizzard

 

3. Their popular game series Call Of Duty has been there since more than a decade. It was first launched in 2003 and since they have launched the series every year

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4. They purchased the company Gamestar in 1986 which focused on sports video games

 

5. They bought the developer of Candy Crush, King for a whopping $5.9 billion

 

6. They own the number 1 PC online gaming franchise World Of Warcraft

 

7. Their published game “Hearthstone” has over 30 million registered players

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8. Currently the CEO of the company is Eric Hirshberg

 

9. The company’s headquarters are situated in Santa Monica, California, United States of America

 

10. Activision has a total of 38 studios and offices

 

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