Well, they won't be able to outbid MS for an exclusive, but perhaps it wouldn't be such a dumb idea to pay SE to port Sleeping Dogs, or Ubisoft to port Watch Dogs... But I guess it would be cheaper, and easier, just to swoop up other projects the way they did with Bayo2. What's your take on the whole situation?
They wouldn't have to outbid them! If Mircrosoft and Nintendo both went to SE for exclusive rights to a game, I'm very confident that Nintendo would win the rights everytime because rpgs generally sell better on their systems anyway (of course Nintendo would offer some money too as I'm sure M$ would).
And I totally agree that they should pay for those games. It wouldn't be dumb but smart at all. Nintendo for one should know that games like sleeping dogs and watchdogs don't generally sell well on Nintendo consoles, so with a little financial support Nintendo could get almost any 3rd party games the HD twins have.
As for the next statement on if it would be cheaper, well maybe you're right, it probably would be cheaper to do that. I mean they still have to oay for dev costs and publishing duties, but its to their benefit kind of win/win situation.
Finally I believe Nintendo should do both, pay a little bit for 3rd party games, AND pull a bayo on other games. The only problem with the bayo idea is I can't think of any other game they could do that on.....
(Oh and Nintendo should open more in house dev studios. They apparently always find good talent :P
nintendo forever . . .