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wow and $1 billion dollar revenue.

ArcheAge2014ArcheAge2014 edison, NJPosts: 117Member

does anyone know what they do with their $1 billion dollar revenue from world of warcraft alone?

 

im so curious as to what they do with $1 billion dollars per year revenue.

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  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 991Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ArcheAge2014

    does anyone know what they do with their $1 billion dollar revenue from world of warcraft alone?

     

    im so curious as to what they do with $1 billion dollars per year revenue.

    It is amazing how little they do with such a large sum of money..

    "You are all going to poop yourselves." BillMurphy
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  • TankYou88TankYou88 , ALPosts: 310Member
    They have servers that have over 7m players on them. Blizzard has over 1000 employees. Right there is the biggest chunk.
  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,206Member Uncommon

    saving for retirement? investing? paying wages and costs?

    hosting blizzcons?

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  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 991Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by TankYou88
    They have servers that have over 7m players on them. Blizzard has over 1000 employees. Right there is the biggest chunk.

    7 million players on a single server?  Bull shit..

    "You are all going to poop yourselves." BillMurphy
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  • ryvendarkryvendark vancouver, BCPosts: 141Member
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    Originally posted by TankYou88
    They have servers that have over 7m players on them. Blizzard has over 1000 employees. Right there is the biggest chunk.

    7 million players on a single server?  Bull shit..

    /facepalm

  • Instigator-JonesInstigator-Jones Posts: 522Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ryvendark
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    Originally posted by TankYou88
    They have servers that have over 7m players on them. Blizzard has over 1000 employees. Right there is the biggest chunk.

    7 million players on a single server?  Bull shit..

    /facepalm

    He missed the plural from the original post... [mod edit]

  • SigilaeaSigilaea northport, ALPosts: 317Member
    Originally posted by ryvendark
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    Originally posted by TankYou88
    They have servers that have over 7m players on them. Blizzard has over 1000 employees. Right there is the biggest chunk.

    7 million players on a single server?  Bull shit..

    /facepalm

    haha I giggled like a school girl when I read that too.

  • ThumbtackJThumbtackJ columbus, OHPosts: 539Member Uncommon

    They use it to pay their art team to make mounts to sell to the players for $20+ (or whatever the prices are now). 

     

    And probably pay the rest of their employees, rent, utilities, events, etc. etc. etc.

  • HorusraHorusra maryland, MDPosts: 2,583Member Uncommon
    Pay investors and the money they have to send off to parent companies.  Revenue is not profit.
  • TamanousTamanous Edmonton, ABPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon

    It has been obvious for years that Blizzard takes your money from Wow and throws it at other projects and to buy the IP back ... so they can throw more of your money into other projects.

     

    Why people play a game where their money isn't actually used for the game is quite beyond me. They charge for mounts and a level boost for as much and more than buying a totally different game and when real content is created every 2+ years they charge you the price of a new game all over again. Great gig ... and people keep throwing money at them.

    You stay sassy!

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    Seen a lot of threads lately citing the numbers by this superdata site. Not sure about the credentials but reading other news on that page talks about "silencing haters" etc. Is this site legit? I'm not so sure. Even by their own admission, these numbers they are coming up with are educated guesses at best.

  • FoobarxFoobarx Poway, CAPosts: 451Member
    Doesn't matter if the numbers or facts are legit or not... if you can quote it, it must be true... otherwise it wouldn't be on the internet.  Duh!
  • TankYou88TankYou88 , ALPosts: 310Member
    Originally posted by Tamanous

    It has been obvious for years that Blizzard takes your money from Wow and throws it at other projects and to buy the IP back ... so they can throw more of your money into other projects.

     

    Why people play a game where their money isn't actually used for the game is quite beyond me. They charge for mounts and a level boost for as much and more than buying a totally different game and when real content is created every 2+ years they charge you the price of a new game all over again. Great gig ... and people keep throwing money at them.

    Its as if these companies are made to make money. Everyone knows all games should be free and companies should lose money .

  • XiaokiXiaoki White Pigeon, MIPosts: 2,609Member Uncommon

    No business people?


    Does no one know what a subsidiary is? Holding company?


    Blizzard is a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard so they DO NOT keep that money.

  • ThumbtackJThumbtackJ columbus, OHPosts: 539Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Xiaoki

    No business people?


    Does no one know what a subsidiary is? Holding company?


    Blizzard is a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard so they DO NOT keep that money.

    ... So Bobby Kotick keeps all the money?

  • HorusraHorusra maryland, MDPosts: 2,583Member Uncommon
    Activision and Blizzard are separate entities under Activision/Blizzard.  Bobby owns about 23% stock so has a lot of say.  This does not mean money is not shared, but they supposedly act independently.
  • nerovipus32nerovipus32 dublinPosts: 2,735Member
    They use it to make amazing cinematics that don't represent what the game is.
  • tplceotplceo xx, ALPosts: 6Member
    because there are so many players in one server. everyone need to pay for money, so they can get 1 billion $. i just heart from my friends , Two days later a free game will launched , maybe you can have a try , that game is about  Angels
  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,226Member

    Make their top stockholders very rich.

     

  • MpfiveMpfive LondonPosts: 295Member
    Who cares, we won't see any of it :)
  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

    I think we'll see where the money has gone some time next year when they reveal Titan.  In the meantime it goes into maintaining WoW and expansion development, diablo3 development, SC2 development (Where the fudge is episode 3?), Heroes of the storm development, Hearthstone development and many other project which we might never know about as Blizzard do have a knack of cancelling things.  Oh and paying wages on time every time unlike some studios and all without needing loans, kick starters and other means of raising money.

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