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Atari buys MobyGames for $1.5 million

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March 11th, 2022 acquisition Atari $1.5m
Atari buys MobyGames for $1.5 million

Publisher Atari has acquired MobyGames.

The iconic games brand has acquired the industry database for $1.5 million, having previously expressed interest in buying MobyGames last year when it invested in streaming company Antstream.

"The MobyGames community has played a sustained and important role in the documentation, celebration, and preservation of video games, and supporting MobyGames allows us to give back to the community and contribute to its growth and success," Atari CEO Wade Rosen (pictured) said.

"It's important to Atari that MobyGames retains every bit of its integrity, and we're committed to supporting the site in ways that improve the experience for both contributors and users."

MobyGames GM Jeremiah Freyholtz added: “In Atari, MobyGames has found a partner that will provide the investment and support we need to complete long-planned site improvements. I am confident this transition will allow MobyGames to remain an important community-driven project and that Atari’s involvement best positions us for long-term stability and success.”

Freyholtz has been in his role at MobyGames will be staying on as general manager.


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