This excerpt taken from the ATVI 10-Q filed Feb 8, 2006.
Verification Versions. Publisher shall cause the Authorized Replicator to create several test versions ofeach FPU (Verification Version(s)) that will be provided to both Microsoft and Publisher for evaluation. Prior to full manufacture of a FPU by the Authorized Replicator, both Publisher and Microsoft must approve the applicable Verification Version. Throughout the manufacturing process and upon the request of Microsoft, Publisher shall cause the AuthorizedReplicator to provide additional Verification Versions of the FPU for evaluation by Microsoft. Microsofts approval is a condition precedent to manufacture, however Publisher shall grant the final approval and shall work directly with the Authorized Replicator regarding the production run. Publisher agrees that all FPUs must be replicated in conformity with all of the quality standards and manufacturing specifications, policies and procedures that Microsoft requires of its Authorized Replicators, and that all Packaging Materials must be approved by Microsoft prior to packaging. Publisher shall cause the Authorized Replicator to include the BTS on each FPU.