Atari has announced “stable” revenues for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009. Leading the way was Atari’s U.S. operations which represented more than 85 percent of its sales, driven by some big licensed games. Unlike most licensed games, Ghostbusters and The Chronicles of Riddick:Assault on Dark Athena actually reviewed well and that paid off for Atari. The company’s announcement also mentioned achievement point standout Backyard Football and Champions Online.
Going forth into 2010, Atari is sticking with more of the same successful formula. The company has another huge license on its hands with Star Trek Online and Backyard Baseball is among the games slated for release this Spring. Hey, if Backyard Baseball is another game allowing 1,000 achievement points in an hour’s time, it’s going to get played a lot. Achievement points are like crack for some gamers, myself included.
In addition to its sales info, Atari announced that Phil Veneziano will be the new Chief Financial Officer of Atari Group. Veneziano was previously the VP of finance at executive job search site TheLadders.com and held several management positions at News Corporation.