Regardless of whether you’re an investor, or just a random human interested in the affairs of the Big Guys, GamesIndustry International has an interesting article for you. Activision Blizzard, the Californian giant recently boosted by its annual Call of Duty release ($500 million worth of sales in the first 24 hours), is having a bit of a problem. Its stocks are trading at the lowest prices since the beginning of the year and for the first time since 2008 they’re that low in November.
The article offers an interesting analysis of the bearishness of investors. The key point seems to be the prediction that Activision’s 2013 financial report might not be as good as the one this year, coupled with uncertainty about the mysterious next-generation consoles that are yet to be announced and the future of World of Warcraft, which seems to be slowly nearing the end of its road. Several investors and financial advisers chip in to offer their views on Activision’s current and future performance.
One thing is certain: 2013 is currently unknown territory and it’s hard to predict the course of events with any certainty. And investors don’t like that, not one bit.