Wow, Vivendi made $1.5 billion in 2007 thanks to WoW

Vivendi Games' revenues totaled €1.02 billion ($1.5 billion USD) in 2007, with much of the cash flow thanks to World of Warcraft's 10 million players and the €814 million ($1.2 billion) Blizzard brought in, an increase of 58% from 2006. WoW's next expansion Wrath of the Lich King is expected later this year and should keep this little phenomenon on track.

Proving how much of a work horse Blizzard is in Vivendi Games, the Sierra Entertainment, Sierra Online and Vivendi Games Mobile businesses saw combined revenues of €204 million ($301 million), a 29% decline from last year. Timeshift and World in Conflict drove sales but didn't perform as well as 2006's Scarface, Ice Age 2, Eragon, Spyro: A New Beginning and F.E.A.R. Now forget all you know of Vivendi Games -- here begins the age of Activision-Blizzard.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.