Microsoft news recap: FTC sues Microsoft over Activision Blizzard acquisition, Xbox Series X|S could be UK’s 2022 best seller, and more

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

The FTC officially sues Microsoft to halt its Activision Blizzard take over

A legal challenge by the US Federal Trade Commission has been filed against Microsoft over its Activision Blizzard acquisition, with the FTC explaining its decision to sue Microsoft over the deal:

Today we seek to stop Microsoft from gaining control over a leading independent game studio and using it to harm competition in multiple dynamic and fast-growing gaming markets.

FTC building with sign out front

Xbox Series X|S could be 2022’s best-selling console in the U.K.

According to information from, Xbox Series X|S could be a best-seller in the UK for 2022, as there’s reportedly just 20,000 unit sales between the top spot, amongst PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Xbox Series X|S could be 2022's best-selling console in the U.K. - - December 8, 2022

Microsoft’s stats detail how the Sleeping tabs feature is helping Edge users save resources

Sleeping Tabs is a Microsoft Edge feature that freezes open tabs that aren’t in use, helping to save resources and energy. The latest data shows that over 1.38 billion tabs have been put to sleep.

Microsoft's stats detail how the Sleeping tabs feature is helping Edge users save resources - - December 7, 2022

Microsoft promises to support Call of Duty games on Nintendo consoles and Steam

As Microsoft continues to fight to get its Activision Blizzard deal over the line, the company has reached an agreement with Nintendo and Steam to bring Call of Duty to the respective platforms for 10 years.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 video game on Xbox Series X

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.