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5 things cheaper to buy than the company behind Candy Crush

Activision Blizzard, the gaming group behind the likes of Call of Duty, World of WarCraftGuitar Hero and Destiny, is set to splash $5.9 billion (£3.8 billion) on acquiring King Digital - makers of the infuriatingly addictive Candy Crush series.

Five point nine billion dollars. That's... more money than we really understand - an indication of how lucrative the modern gaming industry is, and proof that web and app games can make a whole heap of cash (King Digital made around half a billion dollars in profits last year - through people matching up colourful shapes). 

So to help break down just how much cash Activision is spending, here are five other businesses, items and luxuries they could have picked up.

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