Microsoft acquires Sony | Fake Reports

Microsoft has acquired Sony for a figure close to 130 billion dollars, according to media reports  a recent "leak" by a Spanish portal. With the acquisition, Microsoft is expected to return to the entertainment business by taking over Sony Pictures and Sony Music. In addition, it will also take over the mobile phone business, the cameras, video and television divisions. The deal will also reportedly include Sony’s PlayStation division and all its studios.

The report also stated that the deal entailed Microsoft acquiring various divisions of Sony Corp including Sony Pictures, Sony Music, PlayStation divisions, mobile phone division, its patents, and its camera and TV divisions. What made the report sound convincing, or at least somewhat convincing, was the mention of Microsoft’s VP of Gaming, Phil Spencer.   But as it turns out, the report is fake. Simply said, Microsoft has NOT acquired Sony.

Microsoft had earlier this year acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of noted video game publisher Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion, making it the sole owner of highly-celebrated video game franchises such as DOOM, Wolfenstein, The Elder Scrolls, and Fallout.


Yagyesh said…
This is fake news.