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World Of Warcraft Helps Boost Vivendi Games Sales 76%
8:19 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Yesterday Vivendi Universal revealed its revenue reports for the second quarter and first half of 2005. As reported on Gamespot, the media conglomerate increased its second quarter sales by 8% and half year sales by 9%. More interestingly, its subsidiary Vivendi Universal Games reported an increase in sales of 76% during the second quarter in large part due to the success of Blizzard's World of Warcraft.

In what must be a welcome change of events, the company's long-suffering game division, VU Games, had both a boffo quarter and half-year. Primarily on sales of the online hit World of Warcraft, the division's Q2 sales increased by 76 percent to 125 million euros ($151.7 million).

First-half revenues were up 61 percent to 236 million euros ($286.4 million). In addition to WoW, the company called out Robots, SWAT 4, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, Half-Life 2, and Empire Earth II as peak performers.

"World of Warcraft successfully launched commercially in Europe, Korea, and China and continues to be the fastest-growing game in its category," the company said today. The game has landed "over 2 million customers via directly managed operations in North America, Europe, and Korea, and 1.5 million paying customers in China, in conjunction with local [Shanghai-based) partner The9."

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