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- Jan 16, 2014
They tried that already. Nintendo politely told them to go fuck themselves. It would have to be a hostile takeover.
Nintendo has 9 billion dollars in cash on hand, to say nothing of the value of their franchises and ongoing revenues (16 billion in sales in 2021). They could survive 10 more Wii U level disasters and still be fine.It's only a matter of time before the big players gobble up and "consolidate" most of the major developers. I'm not sure if Sony has the resources MS has, and not sure where this will eventually leave Nintendo.
I think I read once they where in real estate and made lots of monies that way tooNintendo has 9 billion dollars in cash on hand, to say nothing of the value of their franchises and ongoing revenues (16 billion in sales in 2021). They could survive 10 more Wii U level disasters and still be fine.
Generally they keep more cash on hand than any company in Japan. Even ones that are much larger like Toyota.I think I read once they where in real estate and made lots of monies that way too
I think their strategy during the 360 era was on the nose, even if it didn't give them much in terms of audience over there (though a million times more than when the One came out there). I personally think in general we have all lost out in not having more arcadey japanese games being made the way they where up until then.MS would love to, ahem, penetrate further in to the Japanese market I’m sure.
How has the Xbox brand been fairing in the EU?
They won’t let ‘em ,Surprised Microsoft hasn't bought one of the classic Japanese developers like SEGA, Konami, Capcom, SquareEnix, or Tecmo-Koei by this point.
What game of note has Rare made since the N64 days?
I know the new KI had some fans but meh.
There is nothing meh about the new Killer Instinct. It’s like the best fighting game released in the last 2 decades.
Buuuuut....I don’t even know if Rare was really involved with it...I think it was made by Double Helix and Iron Galaxy...?