Xbox and Activision: acquisition is worth more than Nintendo, here’s the market value compared

The acquisition of Activision by Microsoft from 70 billion represents an absolute record in maneuvers of this type in the video game market, and to get an idea of ​​the numbers at stake, we can make some comparisons between the market capitalizations of other large companies in this area. , seeing how the price is even higher than the value of Nintendo.

The idea was launched by Geoff Keighley on Twitter, proposing a list of the market values ​​of some large companies, to see “who is left” to be bought.

Obviously it’s an amusing provocation, because the simple disclosure of the market value, or the market value based on the total shares, does not represent the real purchase value of a company, net of the fact that it is for sale, among the others. .

Anyway, to get an idea, just think that the whole Nintendo has a market value of 53.79 billion dollars, or 15 billion less than the agreement signed between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. But even the Sony, to put in another, currently has a market value of around 143 billion dollars, “only” double compared to the acquisition of Activision. Despite that Sony has already lost 20 billion after the announcement of the acquisition.

Obviously neither of them has any intention of being bought, so the question is not up for debate, but it serves above all to put into perspective the monstrous purchase that could be completed by Microsoft.

To get a better idea, here is a list of other major gaming companies with their respective total market values:

  • EA: $38 billion
  • Take Two: $18 bilhões
  • Nexon: $15 billion
  • Bandai Namco: $15 billion
  • Embracer: $10.8 billion
  • Netmarble $7 billion
  • Ubisoft: $7 billion
  • Konami: $6 billion
  • Square Enix: $5.6 billion
  • Capcom: $4.9 billion
  • Sega: $3.6 billion