Microsoft May Be Mulling a Major Studio Acquisition, Possibly Even EA

Microsoft May Be Mulling a Major Studio Acquisition, Possibly Even EA

Microsoft has spent the past few years trying to rebuild the Xbox franchise and compete effectively with Sony in the console wars. With the Xbox One X launched, the company is considering another problem with its lineup: a distinct lack of third-party exclusives.

That’s the word from Polygon, which notes that the Xbox One remains far behind the PS4 in terms of total units shipped (VGChartz reports 36.4M Xbox One sales to-date, compared with 73.6M PS4 sales). The Xbox One X outsold the PS4 in December in the United States, at least, but the Switch sold more than either.

Was trying to just thank folks for supporting us and the incredible success following the launch of Xbox One X. But yes Xbox outsold PS4 in December for Gen 8 consoles according to NPD data, while Nintendo also had a great month as Switch had most overall units.

— Aaron "Greenbeard"

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Justice Department Antitrust Division Will Review Google’s Fitbit Acquisition
Justice Department Antitrust Division Will Review Google’s Fitbit Acquisition

Rumors began to percolate a few weeks back that Fitbit was interested in being acquired. Google was cited as an interested party, and the deal was official just a few days later. The $2.1 billion deal is now facing a new challenge as the US Justice Department has begun a review of the deal on antitrust grounds.