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if that happen, that would be the time when i quit gaming or go nintendo only



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KingdomHeartsFan said:

Cause its not for sale?  Duh...


It is a publically listed company, As such it is ALWAYS for sale. That aside it makes no sense as Sony are not currently a healthy company, too much debt with some very costly loss making divisions, combine the buy out costs plus restructuring costs it would be a very expensive exercise. I doubt there would be any anti trust issues (gaming is a tiny fraciton of both companies and people on this site attribute way more importance to those divisions than either of the respective companies or governments do). Most likely though the Japanese Government would step in and block the move to protect a national icon.



NintendoPie said:
Seece said:

Not true, they'd just do a hostile take over and offer shareholders a deal they couldn't refuse. They couldn't do this with Nintendo for obvious reasons.

Probably an extremely mental question, but what are the obvious reasons?

I think Seece's obvious reason , if I'm correct is that Yamauchi the President owned 60/70 % of the shares and no way in hell was he likely to sell .



nanarchy said:
KingdomHeartsFan said:

Cause its not for sale?  Duh...


It is a publically listed company, As such it is ALWAYS for sale. That aside it makes no sense as Sony are not currently a healthy company, too much debt with some very costly loss making divisions, combine the buy out costs plus restructuring costs it would be a very expensive exercise. I doubt there would be any anti trust issues (gaming is a tiny fraciton of both companies and people on this site attribute way more importance to those divisions than either of the respective companies or governments do). Most likely though the Japanese Government would step in and block the move to protect a national icon.


Your use of "publically listed" always for sale, in this instance is only a half truth.



Its pretty clear that MS is not interested in sinking money into first party studios and IP. They seem more focused on buying time exclusive, or exclusive content.



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Buying Sony isn't just like buying a division of Nokia.
The market cap of sony may only be $18.9B, the price of the purchase will be way beyond that.
And the question is if it will be profitable for the buyer at the end.
I don't think it will benifit them.

Also the question is if Japan will let this happen, considering they are very nationalistic and MS already had some trouble with the Nokia purchase from the EU.



Don't put too much into that market cap. Buying Sony is pretty much impossible. As soon as you announce such a thing or people just find out what you're up to, the price will at least double over night. On top of that, you're also buying the debt and Sony would sure as hell sell assets to prevent hostile takeover. So even if you do succeed, you will have to pay 100b+ and you will have a company that is considerably worth less than before.

Just remember how EA failed to buy the then relatively small Take Two. It just ain't as easy as putting down enough money. Sony is still a giant, despite the low market cap.



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Talal said:
Assuming it could happen, why would Microsoft spend so much money on a financially disastrous company.



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Some MS's executives wants to rip off Xbox from the company... in what world they will wanto to buy another game division?