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Challenge for Activision CEO: capitalizing on next-gen game consoles

Challenge for Activision CEO: capitalizing on next-gen game consoles

In his only big-screen film role, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick appeared in "Moneyball" as a penny-pinching owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball team.

"I'm asking you to be OK not spending money that I don't have," he tells team manager Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt.


FOR THE RECORD:
Bobby Kotick profile: An article in the Dec. 10 Business section about Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick said that he is the father of two. He is the father of three. —


The art-imitates-life moment was vintage Kotick, who has earned a reputation for fiscal restraint among Wall...

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