Wall Street Thinks Roblox is Worth Five Times What Microsoft Paid For Bethesda

Looks like Roblox is in the Wall Street spotlight right now. The Roblox Corporation, the creator of the popular MMO game, is currently worth a whopping $38.3 Billion. 

How did this happen? On March 10, Roblox went public, selling its shares to the New York Stock Exchange. It was initially sold at US$69.50 a share. But at the end of March 11, the price skyrocketed by 6.33% to US$73.90.

So we all know that Bethesda (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom) was recently acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion. So let’s do some math. $38.3 billion divided by $7.5 billion, that means one game is now worth fivefold of a game publisher. If the picture is still not clear, let us give you a few more comparisons.

Roblox is now worth:

  • 2x of World of Warcraft
  • 15x of Mojang, Minecraft

Roblox is out of everyone’s league, with more than 150 million players worldwide, it is definitely not a surprise that the stock was so popular when it went live. 

For those who don’t know, Roblox is a Minecraft/LEGO hybrid that allows players to create worlds to engineer and create games. WIth its own virtual currency and social platforms, the game is extremely popular with gamers aged 14-25 years old.