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Sony tells regulators Microsoft could raise console prices after buying Activision Blizzard

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what you need to know

  • Microsoft is working to acquire Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion.
  • The deal is under regulatory review, with Microsoft’s console competitor Sony arguing that the deal should be blocked.
  • In the latest round of filings, Sony argued that Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard will allow Microsoft to increase the prices of the consoles.
  • Sony recently raised the price of the PS5 in all markets except the US.

As Microsoft and Sony continue to make legal arguments about the future of Activision Blizzard, new angles and amusing anecdotes for both companies abound.

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is reviewing the deal for Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard and, as part of the Phase 2 investigation, the regulator released statements of Microsoft (opens in a new tab) Y sony (opens in a new tab). These findings, which were originally presented in October but are now being made public, outline the arguments of both companies.



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