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Top Scores: Video Games' Biggest IPOs

By Bloomberg Rankings, Marcus Chan and Amelia Hennighausen - 2014-03-05T20:03:43Z

Courtesy Activision

Company Symbol % Change
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6. Activision Blizzard (Tied)

Value of IPO: $48 million

First day of trading: June 1, 1983

Market status: Active

Talk about high scores. Shares of Activision Blizzard hit their highest point in at least two decades last month. The largest U.S. video-game publisher posted profit that beat analysts' estimates on sales of its popular "Call of Duty" shooter series. The company has had to weather the transition to new consoles and consumers' shift from traditional video games to playing on mobile devices.