Without all that fuss about merging the two companies, Activision believes it would be up about 7 cents a share instead of going down by 8 cents.
It's all those bothersome charges and stock-option expenses that get in the way of good business. You've got to spend money to make it though, and Blizz is Acti's Rockstar.
"Excluding charges related to its merger with Vivendi's Blizzard unit, as well as items related to stock-options expenses, the company said it would have earned 7 cents a share for the period," reports .
Don't you just hate it when publishers start talking about silly things like finances when they should be blabbing out what great games we can get next week? Damn capitalism.