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Activision beats Q2 revenue expectations

Activision has released better than expected financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year, with net revenues reaching US $188.2 million (EUR 148.7 million), a 45 per cent increase over the company's prior outlook of US $130 million (EUR 102

Activision has released better than expected financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year, with net revenues reaching US $188.2 million (EUR 148.7 million), a 45 per cent increase over the company's prior outlook of US $130 million (EUR 102.7 million).

In comparison, the Tony Hawk's publisher reported net revenues of US $222.5 million for the second quarter of the previous fiscal year.

Activision is not in a position to release full financial information for the period, due to an ongoing investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission into stock option grant practices.

Activision is also increasing its net revenue forecasts for the 2007 fiscal year to US $1.150 billion, up from US $1.075 billion, based on the strong performance so far, and its projections for its distribution business in the third quarter.

However, the company believes that any increase in Q3 and full-year revenue will be offset by legal expenses of the SEC investigation and the impact of Sony's PlayStation 3 delay in Europe until March 2007.

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