1.) For people sick of hearing about acquisition news, they just have to stay out of this thread.
2.) There's a lot of acquisition "news" that are more rumory. Even when they're credible and definitely have plans in the works, it doesn't guarantee that anything will come out of it. Plenty of real acquisition discussions don't end up going anywhere. Or sometimes they take years to go anywhere.
Stuff that people would care about or be interested in will probably still get its own thread, but I figured for stuff that most people don't really care about, having it all hidden away in this thread will probably be better.
List of major video game publishers per wikipedia organized by biggest revenue in 2021
|1||Sony Interactive Entertainment||Japan, United States||18.190|
|6||Activision Blizzard||United States||6.388|
|7||Electronic Arts||United States||5.537|
|8||Take-Two Interactive||United States||3.089|
|9||Bandai Namco Entertainment||Japan||3.018|
|11||Nexon||South Korea, Japan||2.286|
Notable deals we have seen this year:
Take Two acquires Zynga
Tencent acquisition of Sumo closes
Sony acquires Bungie
Microsoft acquires Activision
Sony acquires Haven
Embracer Group acquires Crystal Dynamics, Eidos.
NetEase acquires Quantic Dream