This year has got off to an incredible start with both Microsoft and Sony announcing some staggering deals. On January 18 Xbox left the gaming world stunned when it announced the jaw-dropping $68.7billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard – the makers of Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. This huge power move has changed the gaming landscape drastically, with Call of Duty one of the biggest gaming franchises around – and COD is always a huge yearly seller on PlayStation consoles.
After Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, it means some of the most iconic IPs in gaming are now owned by Xbox.
But while future Bethesda games will be exclusive to Xbox, Phil Spencer has said Call of Duty titles will still appear on PlayStation.
Sony, meanwhile, had their own mega deal in the works which they announced at the end of January.
It’s been revealed that Bungie – creators of iconic Xbox franchise Halo – have been acquired by PlayStation in a $3.6billion deal.
However, despite Bungie now being part of PlayStation Studios they will remain an independent, multiplatform studio.
In the aftermath of this deal being announced Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan said fans should “expect more” when it comes to PlayStation acquisitions.
And given the spending spree Microsoft has been on for years it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Phil Spencer and co announce some more stunning deals.
Fans have been wondering whether iconic firms such as SEGA, Capcom, Square Enix or Konami could be acquired by other Microsoft or Sony, and if so how much it would cost.
If you’re wondering this question, then Express.co.uk is here to help. We’ve got details on the market cap (i.e value of a company’s outstanding shares) for these big name gaming firms and more…
MARKET CAP – FIGURES FROM YAHOO! FINANCE
EA – $38.37billion
Take Two – $19.05billion
Konami – $7.08billion
Ubisoft – $6.33billion
Square Enix – $6.27billion
Capcom – $5.35billion
SEGA – $4.1billion