While previous studies have found that action video games can help to improve attention and memory, a recent study by Skillprint found mobile gaming to have a positive effect on mental well-being. Some of the strongest correlations were between mobile games and increased determination and focus.
With the acquisition of Activision Blizzard complete, Microsoft’s CEO, Phil Spencer, released an internal memo outlining a change to the current leadership. Spencer names Matt Booty as President of Game Content and Studios and Sarah Bond as President of Xbox.
Spider-Man 2 reaches 2.5 million copies sold by the end of its launch date, including pre-sales and console bundles. It is well on its way to topping Sony’s God of War Ragnarök, which sold 5.1 million copies during its first week in 2022.
Microsoft revenue jumped 13% in the first quarter with a one-two combo of the Starfield release and an increase in Game Pass subscriptions. First-party revenue is expected to increase in the upcoming quarter with the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and its 13 billion-dollar franchises.