Look: Microsoft-Activision deal in 7 staggering numbers

It’s a watershed moment for the video games industry.

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On January 18, 2022, Microsoft announced that it plans to purchase Activision Blizzard, the publisher of the Call of Duty series, Overwatch, and Candy Crush.


The multibillion-dollar deal is expected to go through in 2023, at which point all Activision Blizzard franchises will be considered first-party Microsoft games.

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Here are 7 staggering numbers that explain the Activision Blizzard deal.

$68.7 billion

It's the biggest acquisition in the video games industry. Ever.



The number of employees who work for Activision-Blizzard worldwide.

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400 million

The number of monthly active players Activision Blizzard titles.


25 million

As part of the announcement, Microsoft revealed Xbox Game Pass as reached over 25 million subscribers.

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Following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft will have 30 internal game development studios under its belt such as Bethesda, Ninja Theory, and 343 Industries.


$18 million

In 2021, Activision Blizzard agreed to an $18 million settlement over harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct in the workplace.

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Over 200 Activision Blizzard employees have been on strike for more than a month.

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