Northern,WI  2/8/2013 (BasicwsMedia)  – All in all it has been a rather quiet day today. But here is a look at who some of the volume leaders are on the last day of the week.

There’s money in the games people play, just take a look at Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) which has traded some 50 million shares today which is well over its daily average of 8 million. The publisher’s record fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 performance was driven by just a few chart-topping titles, demonstrating that it’s quality and not quantity that matters in the entertainment industry.

Activision highlighted the fact that, “in November 2012, Black Ops II became the first videogame ever to cross the $1 billion mark in 15-days, eclipsing “Avatar’s” 17-day movie record.”Black Ops II was the number-one best-selling title in aggregate across all platforms in Europe and the U.S. for the 2012 calendar year.

Also highlighted was the fact that World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria was the number-three best-selling PC game, and the franchise maintains its spot as the largest subscription-based MMORPG with over 9.6 million players. Diablo III broke a PC-game sales record with 12 million copies sold through December, taking the number-one retail spot. All in all, Activision nailed it. In fact, they did so well that they’ve had to tone down people’s expectations for 2013…

Still riding high on its better than expected growth is the social game maker Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) which is still trading way above their daily average. The gamer recently surprised Wall Street by posting better than expected growth on both its top and bottom lines. But does it make up for the 70% plunge shareholders have endured since the company went public in December 2011? Although some investors believe that Zynga’s casual games represent the future of gaming, others believe that they are a fad which will never produce enough revenue to outweigh expenses. For its fourth quarter, Zynga posted a loss of 6 cents per share, a considerable improvement from the loss of $1.22 per share it posted in the prior year quarter. Although earnings edged towards profitability, revenue declined 15% to $261 million. The company has traded over 81 million shares today.

Trading way below their daily average today is Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) which only moved about 40 million shares today. It now looks like some of the excitement over the buyout from Liberty Media may be wearing off.

 Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) announced Q4 and 2012 annual results on Tuesday. Revenue for 2012 was $3.4 billion, up 13% from 2011. Net income for the year was $3.5 billion or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to $427 million or $0.07 per diluted share in 2011. And even though Q4 revenue missed some analyst’s expectations of $898 million, it was still up 14%, and it yielded more than double the net income, which was $156 million or $.02 per share, compared to $71 million, or $0.01 in the fourth quarter of 2011. The adjusted EBITDA was $230 million for Q4 2012, up a whopping 38%. But, buried within the press release, way down at the bottom, was a huge piece of news concerning Liberty Media (LMCA) make sure you check it out.

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