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Vivendi Posts 24.4% Revenue Increase

Vivendi Games’ posted revenues of 296 million Euros (approx. $375,707,144 American dollars, which is 24.4% higher than the prior year. This increase was primarily driven by the continued worldwide success of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, the subscription-based, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Other solid performers in the first half of 2006 included the release of Ice Age 2 (PlayStation 2), the game based on Fox movie, and continuing strong sales from backlist products including 50 Cent: Bulletproof (PS2, Xbox) and Crash Tag Team Racing (Nintendo GCN, PS2, Xbox).