Why EA's Loss Is Activision's Gain

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Electronic ArtsBattlefield 4 is going through a rough patch. The company said last week that it was pausing expansion of the game until it can sort out the gameplay issues that it's been having since launching the title on gaming consoles. 

In the video below, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos says that this hiccup translates into more good news for Activision Blizzard  and its Call of Duty franchise. Despite some lukewarm reviews, the newest chapter, Ghosts, is already selling well into the holiday season, and EA's stumble gives Activision the inside track to continued dominance over the shooter genre as the industry makes the leap onto the next-generation consoles.

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Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos owns shares of Activision Blizzard. The Motley Fool recommends Activision Blizzard. The Motley Fool owns shares of Activision Blizzard, GameStop, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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