Can Star Wars Topple World of Warcraft?

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In the past week, both Activision Blizzard (NAS: ATVI) and Electronic Arts (NAS: ERTS) have reported earnings and beaten analyst estimates. A focal point for both companies is the success of their massively multiplayer online (MMO) games World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic, respectively. If successful, these franchises can drive profits for a decade or more. World of Warcraft is 7 years old and the up-until-now undisputed king of the MMO hill. In the following video, we'll take a look the pros and cons of each franchise and ask whether Star Wars: The Old Republic be a Warcraft killer?

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