Microsoft tries to acquire Activision-Blizzard for 68.7 Billion dollars. Brazil is the first company that allows the deal without any restrictions. This country is in focus when questions from the Brazilian government to Microsoft and other companies in the space were published online a few months back.
From the response of Sony, they detached themself from concern about the future of Call of Duty and Xbox’s strength in subscription services. Brazil directly responded to Sony’s concerns about the acquisition.
The highlights that the central objective of CADE’s activities is the protection of competition as a means of promoting the well-being of Brazilian consumers.
It is recognized that part of the users of PlayStation consoles could decide to migrate to Xbox in the event that Activision Blizzard games, and especially Call of Duty– become exclusive to the Microsoft ecosystem, SG/Cade does not believe that such a possibility represents, in itself, a risk to competition in the console market.
At last, at the time of the approval by Brazil is good news for the progress of the Activision-Blizzard acquisition, Microsoft still has some more time to get the deal.
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