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Cover Page - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Aug. 01, 2019
Cover page.    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 1-15839  
Entity Registrant Name ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000718877  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 95-4803544  
Entity Address, Address Line One 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard  
Entity Address, City or Town Santa Monica,  
Entity Address, State or Province CA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 90405  
City Area Code 310  
Local Phone Number 255-2000  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.000001 per share  
Trading Symbol ATVI  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   767,025,940