Activision Blizzard Inc. this week recorded strong third-quarter results amid the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

In the third quarter ended Sept. 30, the publisher recorded net income of $148 million, an increase from $51 million the year prior.

Revenue held a $754 million, a decline from $857 million one year ago.

The publisher did not release key franchise titles in the quarter, but profited with DLC releases for Call of Duty and subscription fees from online titles including World of Warcraft and Starcraft.

Activision expects net revenue of $2.17 billion in Q4 from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures.

In addition, it increased full-year net revenue to $4.25 billion from $4.18 billion.

Modern Warfare 3, released Nov. 8, includes new locations like New York, London and Paris, in addition to several lead characters.

The final game includes competitive and co-op online multiplayer options.

The Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bundle includes an Xbox 360 320GB SKU with custom Modern Warfare 3 graphics and sounds, two custom wireless controllers, special Avatar items, Bluetooth Headset, and a copy of Modern Warfare 3 at $399.99.

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