Microsoft, Sony, and Tencent are some of the biggest names that have acquired studios over the last couple of years. As new hardware releases, console makers aim to provide gamers with the best experiences possible.
MICROSOFT’S PURCHASE OF ACTIVISION BLIZZARD IS THE BIGGEST VIDEO GAME ACQUISITION IN HISTORY
This means that the studios best known for Call of Duty, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft would now be under the house of Xbox.
MICROSOFT AND ACTIVISION BLIZZARD ARE INVOLVED IN OTHER LARGE ACQUISITIONS
Before Microsoft purchased Activision Blizzard, both companies were in the news for some of the most significant video game acquisitions.
ROUNDING OUT THE REST OF THE TOP TEN OF THE BIGGEST VIDEO GAME ACQUISITIONS
In 2014, Gtech purchased International Game Technology for $4.7 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in assumed debt. IGT is the world’s largest slot machine manufacturer.
We wrap out our list of the biggest video game acquisitions in history with two more gaming acquisitions. First, Nuverse acquired Chinese mobile developer Moonton for around $4 billion in 2021. Nuverse was able to beat Tencent in the purchase.