Strong demand for Activision's latest version of 'Call of Duty'

"Modern Warfare 3," which went on sale early this morning, will at least match the 25 million units sold by its predecessor, "Call of Duty: Black Ops," according to Wedbush Securities. Meanwhile, the Santa Monica-based company reported better-than-expected third quarter results - and expectations for a strong fourth quarter. One sour note: A decline in subscriptions to the "World of Warcraft" online role-playing game. Here's the FT story.

I look at Activision's success in the December issue of Los Angeles magazine, which comes out in another couple of weeks.

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