Candy Crush firm bought for $5.9bn

Candy Crush firm bought for $5.9bn

Candy Crush firm bought for $5.9bn

Written by Staff Writer

03 Nov, 2015 | 1:06 pm

US computer game company Activision Blizzard, which produces World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, is buying King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush.

The deal is worth $5.9bn (£3.8bn).

Activision said in a statement the deal would “create one of the largest global entertainment networks” with more than half a billion monthly users in 196 countries.

The Call of Duty series is one of the world’s best selling console games.

Candy Crush is among the most popular games on mobile devices.

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