Japan approves Microsoft’s purchase of Activision
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) gave its approval for the acquisition by the technology company, despite all the problems that this has unleashed
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has approved Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, as it sees no indication that competition in the video game industry may be affected by this transaction.
Several organizations worldwide studied the impact that this economic movement could have for Xbox’s main competitor, PlayStation, which alleges that a monopoly could be given with the purchase.
One of them has been the Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom (CMA), which a few days ago acknowledged in an update of its preliminary conclusions that it did not consider that this acquisition could substantially affect competition in relation to video games. consoles in the country.
Now it has been the JFTC that declared that, after reviewing this economic agreement between the video game developer and the American manufacturer, it has come to the conclusion “that it is unlikely to result in a substantial restriction of competition in any commercial field in particular”.
According to this organization, “there are competing businesses and games that are distributed in digital format, so it is unlikely that there will be a shortage in supply capacity,” it qualified in a document detailing the results of the review on the integration of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard.
Japan would thus be the fifth market that approves the agreement established between the Microsoft developer and Activision Blizzard, along with Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Chile and Serbia.
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