These excerpts taken from the ATVI 10-K filed May 30, 2008.
The increase in gross accounts receivable was primarily the result of increased sales volume in the fourth quarter fiscal 2008 of our successful titles Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock leading to higher net revenues for the fourth quarter fiscal 2008 of $602.5 million compared to $312.5 million for the fourth quarter fiscal 2007.
Reserves for returns, price protection and bad debt increased from $91.4 million at March 31, 2007 to $129.4 million at March 31, 2008 whereas reserves as a percentage of gross receivables increased from 38% to 39% at March 31, 2007 and 2008, respectively. This was the result of increases in revenues during the fourth quarter fiscal 2008 as compared to the fourth quarter fiscal 2007. Reserves for returns and price protection are a function of the number of units and pricing of titles in retail inventory, which has been consistently applied. (see description of Allowances for Returns, Price Protection, Doubtful Accounts, and Inventory Obsolescence in Item 7: Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates).