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Thats the thing this my thread thread saying anyone who even considers this a rumor is giving it too much merrit.

 

If you read my OP you would understand that. What that been said

Joelcool7 IF (and i mean the hugest IF i have ever happens) The gaming division would fail. Apple are too casual. What i mean by that is them at the helm of a console would fail because they would be thinking more like facebook type games and people would not purchase a console for that.

The playstation 4 would sell way less then the PS3 because Apple would be thinking go after Nintendo but the isnt enough of them kind of gamer around to make to succesful consoles off of them. Nintendo would lose market share but win against Sony because of the casual brand.Sony would have less market share then ever.

M$ Would be laughin way ahead of the pack.

 

In my opnion when it comes to next gen the company who can get the casuals and the hardcore gamers on side will win the gen. I have said this for a long time had the Wii ben HD it would have outsold the DS



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-Newcloud- said:

this is as bad as when i read MS was going to buy nintendo



But I think that was acctually true that they wanted to buy nintendo but I dont think a large enought % of the company was avaliable to make a buyout possible.



viewtiful_jon said:
-Newcloud- said:

this is as bad as when i read MS was going to buy nintendo



But I think that was acctually true that they wanted to buy nintendo but I dont think a large enought % of the company was avaliable to make a buyout possible.


It was true I can't link to the interview because it was in a gaming magazine back in like 2001. But in it Iwata stated Microsoft offered him a blank cheque for Nintendo. Iwata stated he had one condition that Nintendo remain a seperate entity and that the company retained full control over all of its hardware and intellectual properties. The talks fell apart as Nintendo was not willing to compromise, thank God.

After Microsoft failed in aquiring Nintendo they saw they could not carry out a hostile take over Nintendo was too big. So they did the next best thing and took over Rare. I remember the take over started as just a rumour just like this one many people wrote it off. But it ended up being true, so I wouldn't be so quick to completely write off a rumour that is more then plausable.

Keep in mind the rumour lists three companies Apple is thinking of aquiring not just one. Sony is listed alongside EA and Disney. I wouldn't put it past Apple to want to expand into another industry and video games or cartoons are major industries that could make Apple alot of dough.

I may not believe this rumour to be true but it definatly is plausable. Keep in mind Apple leaks info all the time intentionally or unintentionally and many of these rumours I've heard have turned out to be true. So I'm skeptical that this might actually hold alittle weight.

Serious_frusting said:

In my opnion when it comes to next gen the company who can get the casuals and the hardcore gamers on side will win the gen. I have said this for a long time had the Wii ben HD it would have outsold the DS



No crap shirlock. If they control the casual and hardcore markets thats everyone, duh. Right now their isn't a console on the market that is the favorite of both casuals and hardcore. Some will argue Wii but I think the strong performances by Microsoft and now even Sony prove that Nintendo does not appeal to enough of the hardcore market.

Also Serious you talk about how Apple appeals to smaller software like social network and phone games. That is because Apple lacks the internal teams to create more hardcore experiances. You sound like your just re-saying what Michael Pachter said about Apple joining the industry.

Keep in mind rumours were flying that Apple had thought of purchasing Bungie before Microsoft decided to do so. That doesn't sound like just social network games to me. Steve Jobs is not a moron and he knows there is alot of money to be made by created AAA titles. An aquisition of Sony would give Apple dozens of intellectual properties to mine and dozens of in house developers to create games for both PS4 and the next I-Mac.

If Apple aquired Sony they would likely focus on Microsoft over Nintendo unlike what you seem to think. Why? Because Microsoft is a dual competitor if Apple entered the console industry they would be fighting Microsoft on two fronts the home computer front as well as console front. It would be in Apples best interest to crush Microsoft. Just like Microsoft's best interest is to crush Sony over Nintendo.

I think if Apple aquired Sony we would be looking at a power house in the console industry one that could even crush Microsoft and/or Nintendo. I think its only a matter of time before Apple enters the console industry and when they do I doubt they will stick to social network and independant games. A purchase of EAGames would also be a major asset and perhaps lead to an entrance into the console industry.

Either way you look at it this rumour points to Apple entering the console industry, God help us!



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Hey Joel, if Apple were, hypothetically speaking, going to buy EA to establish their own console entry,  why stop at EA?  They could easily go after Take-Two, Square-Enix, and even Activision if they really wanted to.  They really could start a huge bidding war between them and MSoft that could potentially tear this industry appart.  If they went after Sony, IMO, they may have to outbid MSoft and potentially Google as well.  All this is interesting, but next to impossible to coming to realization.  But, man can imagine. haha.



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Feniris said:

Hey Joel, if Apple were, hypothetically speaking, going to buy EA to establish their own console entry,  why stop at EA?  They could easily go after Take-Two, Square-Enix, and even Activision if they really wanted to.  They really could start a huge bidding war between them and MSoft that could potentially tear this industry appart.  If they went after Sony, IMO, they may have to outbid MSoft and potentially Google as well.  All this is interesting, but next to impossible to coming to realization.  But, man can imagine. haha.


Yah them entering would tear the industry apart. But I think it would be cool to see Google enter the industry. They could easily out bid Microsoft for Sony it wouldn't be much of a contest. Also if they aquired EA they probubly would go after Activision next if not UbiSoft or another big third party publisher.

I could imagine Apple purchasing Activision/EA and Sega. The console would slaughter PlayStation/X-Box and possibly even Nintendo's next console. Then I bet M$ and Nintendo would also start buying to prevent Apple from gaining all the publishers. Soon all the major publishers would be first party studios and the industry itself would be changed for ever!

If Apple enters the industry its a lose lose situation!



-JC7

"In God We Trust - In Games We Play " - Joel Reimer

 

Apple acquiring Sony is as real as Nintendo acquiring Microsoft.



Galaki said:

Apple acquiring Sony is as real as Nintendo acquiring Microsoft.


Other way around its as possible as Microsoft trying to aquire Nintendo, which actually happened. Nintendo doesn't have the finances to take over Microsoft nor do they have an interest in aquiring anyone at the moment their fine expanding inturnally rather then through aquisition.

While Apple lacks any internal game developers and in order to enter the console industry or even the computer gaming industry they need to aquire someone. Everyone has been talking about the possibility of Apple entering the industry it makes perfect sense that they'd be looking to aquire someone whether it be Sony or EA (As rumoured) or even Activision , Sega , Square , UbiSoft or any other publishers.



-JC7

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I can see this happening.

 



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mchaza said:

well Apple does have 51 billion dollars they have made from there huge iphone/pod network which gives them billions of profit a mouth. And remember while Sony is a big corperation, Apple only has to invest in enough shares to do an take over bid and 51 billion is certainly enough.

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When you want to make a takeover, you don't offer the market value, you have to offer a higher amount to make it attractive to the shareholders, sometimes much higher than the market value to make it worthy to the shareholders to sell. And we can't forget the japanese pride, and what would mean to them having one of their industry "airship carriers" bought by an american company. I'm not sure if the japanese government wouldn't interfere with this operation.