The gaming division managed to obtain revenues higher than those of Nintendo.
These are days of big news regarding the acquisition of Activision Blizzard from Microsoft (Xbox), with the Brazilian antitrust body that approved this massive and gigantic operation without any kind of reserve. And as if this very important news weren’t enough, let’s remember how a few days ago the Redmond giant said that even following the acquisition of the American publisher, Sony and Nintendo they will continue to lead the market.
Xbox has already posted higher revenues than Nintendo thanks to the weak Yen
Microsoft has in fact reassured consumers, investors and players, stating on a dedicated website that even after the merger Activision-Blizzard and 68.7 billion dollars will still lag behind the two aforementioned companies in the video game market.
But in reality things are not exactly like that, given that Xbox it is actually already beating one of its main competitors right now. In fact, despite a new blog post dedicated to the merger of Activision-Blizzard the American giant has assured readers that it will remain al third place behind Sony e Nintendo in reality this is not the case at all.
In fact, taking a look at the income obtained by Xbox right now, the gaming division of Microsoft it is actually beating already Nintendo right now in terms of revenue, this is thanks to one weaker yen. According to public data made available by the American giant and by Nintendo the revenues of Xbox have surpassed those of Nintendo in the period from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
And this without the undoubted advantages that it will obtain thanks to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard since you just need to know how Activision have made revenue for $ 8.8 billion in 2021 which is more than half of the annual earnings of Xbox.
That said, the results show that Microsoft achieved a record turnover of 16.22 billion dollars from games Xbox and June 2021 to June 2022. Whereas Nintendo He has made 14.08 billion dollars of net sales revenues in the same period. This is one more difference $ 2 billion and it is the result of the weakening of the yen.
On a yen basis, the earnings of Nintendo for the period under review they were 1.68 trillion yen which when converted into today’s rates offer a rate of USD reaches the even lower figure of $ 11.68 billion. Instead, making a comparison of the revenues of Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation and Activision-Blizzard in the annual period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, these are the results obtained by all the companies examined:
So keep in mind how the combination of the revenues of Xbox and Activision is higher than those of PlayStation totaled in this period.
Brent Dubin, known as the Gaming Giant among Globe Live Media staff, is the chief Gaming Reporter for Globe Live Media. Having attended all the major events of Gaming around the World, he is sure to give you exactly the update related to gaming World you are looking for.