PlayStation Breach Has Activision CEO 'Concerned'

Bobby Kotick's remarks come as his company turns in a strong first quarter.

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is “really concerned” about Sony shutting down its PlayStation Network two weeks ago because hackers stole customer data, he told The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Kotick said Call of Duty can still be played alone by PlayStation 3 gamers, but “people are really disappointed” they can’t play with others on the network, he told the Journal.

Sony hasn’t said when the network would be back online.

Kotick’s remarks came as Activision Blizzard reported a 32% surge in net income in the first quarter to $503 million on revenue that rose 11% to $1.5 billion.

The better results were driven by the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft franchises, management said.

Released five months ago, Call of Duty: Black Ops has become the best-selling game in the U.S. and Europe for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms and for the PC.