Analyst: Xbox to make $16 billion in 2023, Activision $10 billion

Microsoft's Xbox revenues are projected to reach $16.9 billion by 2023, and Activision-Blizzard is expected to hit $10 billion.

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KeyBanc senior analyst Michael Turits predicts strong revenue growth for both Xbox and Activision-Blizzard by 2023.

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Microsoft's $68.7 billion buyout of Activision-Blizzard is expected to close in FY23. By that time, analysts predict both companies will make substantial revenue growth. Keybanc's Michael Turits expects Activision-Blizzard to break the $10 billion revenue mark for the first time in history with a 13-year CAGR growth rate of 6.43%, possibly driven by cost-saving synergies within Microsoft's games division. Activision's last financials show $8.5 billion estimated revenues for calendar 2021.

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Xbox gaming is likewise expected to jump to $16.9 billion, representing a 10% increase over the last reported FY21 period. Microsoft's games segment delivered a record $15.37 billion in FY21 driven by hardware and software synergy surges across game and console sales and subscriptions.

Neither Microsoft nor Activision-Blizzard have delivered revised forecasts to reflect the merger.

Multiple law firms are also scrutinizing and investigating the merger for possible federal securities law violations.

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