Quantcast
Apple to buy Sony?

Forums - Sony Discussion - Apple to buy Sony?

All you have to do is answer the question: What does Sony have that Apple needs?

The answer is: Nothing.



"The worst part about these reviews is they are [subjective]--and their scores often depend on how drunk you got the media at a Street Fighter event."  — Mona Hamilton, Capcom Senior VP of Marketing
*Image indefinitely borrowed from BrainBoxLtd without his consent.

Around the Network

Can't wait to buy a ps5 for $1200 when/if Apple takes over

With a new yearly release that is



             

                               Anime: Haruhi                                                                                      Anime: Love Live
                              Nsfw Anime Thread                                                                             Join our Anime Threads!
                             Sfw Anime Thread                                                                                VGC Tutorial Thread

I am a DIEHARD Nintendo fan. I naturally despise everything about Sony's playstation branch (the controllers, the games, the focus of their consoles, their pathetic attempt at handhelds). That being said, Apple is the worst thing for the industry and I would rather Sony/Nintendo join forces under one brand than deal with an Apple controlled Sony!



famousringo said:
All you have to do is answer the question: What does Sony have that Apple needs?

The answer is: Nothing.


Needs?  Well, I think Sony's movie studio is attractive to most.  Since it's one of the bigger studios, and can help control which formats become an industry standard, coupled with the amount of content they have rights to, yeah I could see Apple being interested in that.  Not to mention Sony BMG's music portfolio.  Beyond that, if Apple's interested in creating their own gaming console which has been discussed/rumored many times of the past few years, Sony has a very sizeable games division, with established franchises.

So yeah, there's things there Apple might want, need????  I don't really think they particularly 'need' anything, depending on the direction of company moving forward.  But, Sony's different divisions could certainly help fill out Apple in places where they have no footprint.

All that aside, I really hope this is nothing more than rumor.



This would be excellent news since the PS would become an American product and the fight between MS and Apple is more fun than MS and Sony



Around the Network
famousringo said:
All you have to do is answer the question: What does Sony have that Apple needs?

The answer is: Nothing.

Music, movies, one of the biggest gaming brands in the world, Devices which could be rebranded to apple.

Put that all together and I think apple can use a lot of that.

Also financial services is a nice division that makes a lot of money, wouldn't hurt to have that.

 

EDIT: Also don't forget all the patents apple would be getting. SOny is in the top 5 patent holders in the US



I doubt it would happen but would gladly welcome it :)

I'm starting to like Apple products (and have a few such as a iphone and a ipod) and learning more about them plus I love Sony's hardware (which I have a lot as well) - so this will be great for me as a consumer.

Would also make MS vs Apple competition be more fierce and exciting than MS vs Sony.



    

Basil's YouTube Channel


                    

apple fanboys + sony fanboys = crazy shit of people



 

Seems unlikely but this could pretty much ruin console gaming for me if it were to occur.



4 ≈ One

mornelithe said:

I certainly hope not, if Apple buys Sony, I'm done with console gaming completely. If people hated the closed networks and nickel and diming of the industry that's occurred thus far in the gaming, that pales in comparison to what would happen if Apple bought Sony.


Thank god for Nintendo products.