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Six Things Microsoft Could Have Bought For The Price Of Mojang

Following weeks of speculation and rumours, Microsoft announced that they would be acquiring Minecraft developer Mojang for a whopping $2.5 billion (£1.5 billion). Here are six things Microsoft could have bought for the same price.

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7.5 billion Freddos

In case you weren’t aware, the Freddo is a Cadbury’s chocolate bar in the shape of a cartoon frog that currently retails at 20p. I could mention how the 7.5 billion figure would double if they were still priced at 10p like they were a number of years ago, but that would make me sound bitter.

231 million copies of Ride to Hell: Retribution

Ride to Hell: Retribution is strongly considered to be one of the worst games on the Xbox 360. Priced at £6.47, Microsoft could have bought every single copy of the game and prevented anyone from ever playing it again.

4.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles

4,547,383 to be exact (and you’d still have some change left over to buy a collection of games). I’m not sure why Microsoft would buy a load of PlayStation 4 consoles (priced at £329.86 each) mind.

1,306 Bugatti Veyrons

Imagine turning up to work in a car worth £1,148,545.For £1.5 billion, Microsoft could treat 1,306 of their employees to one of the world’s best cars. Alternatively, they could kindly donate them to me. I’d be more than happy to accept.

17 Gareth Bales

The Welshman moved to Real Madrid for an incredible £86 million in September 2013. For the price of Mojang, Microsoft could build its own football team with world class players. It’d be like a real life FIFA Ultimate Team.

1 Mojang

Developed by Mojang, Minecraft is one of the most played games of the last decade. Its popularity has seen the PC title ported over to consoles and mobile devices. With an incredibly large community already at its disposal, the acquisition of Mojang could not only be highly beneficial for Microsoft, but also very profitable. Wise choice, Microsoft. A very wise choice indeed (though we are partial to the odd Freddo).

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