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Nintendo Should Go On A Buying Spree of Companies! But Which?

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Who Should Nintendo Buy?

Ubisoft 12 4.55%
 
Capcom 78 29.55%
 
Konami 4 1.52%
 
Square Enix 32 12.12%
 
Take Two Interactive 12 4.55%
 
EA Games 17 6.44%
 
Sega 58 21.97%
 
Other 22 8.33%
 
No Company 29 10.98%
 
Total:264
JayWood2010 said:

The ones you put in the poll are Publishers, not only devs. In other words, way too big to buy. Typically publishers purchase independent developers, not publishers buying publishers.


How much a business is worth is based on its assets. Intellectual properties are assets. I put how much some companies were worth. A company can buy publishers as Sega bought Index.



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episteme said:

Come on, they won't buy entire publishers... Some of them even have more employees than Nintendo.

I hope they buy more studios like Retro and Monolith.


They can though. Obviously they will try to buy their IPs first before buying the whole publisher.



awesomeabe1998 said:
episteme said:

Come on, they won't buy entire publishers... Some of them even have more employees than Nintendo.

I hope they buy more studios like Retro and Monolith.


They can though. Obviously they will try to buy their IPs first before buying the whole publisher.

Yes, maybe the Mega Man franchise or Monster Hunter exclusivity.



pokoko said:
If we're pretending that they can buy a company based on it's "worth" just by dropping a check on a table then I say Deep Silver. Saint's Row and Dead Island on a Nintendo home console would be interesting.

Really, though, Nintendo missed out big-time during the THQ fire-sale.

Indeed they did. They also missed the boat when they had the opportunity to buy out Retro.  Look at all those great franchises Micrososft pretty much made irrelivant as they benched them to collect dust lol.



 

 

They should first go for Capcom, or some small studios, like Next Level Games.

Buying Capcom, would give them control over another of the Videogame Series titans in Japan, since they would hold Monster Hunter in their grasps. A revival of Mega-Man could also occur under their hand, and bring back old players and should get some good sales. Though only getting the IPs, could also be a good idea, though seeing how they are short in employees for development, it would be better to buy the company as a whole.

Next Level Games, even thouh a small studio have proven its worth, and seeing how they have stated that they will only work with Nintendo from now on, thanks to how Nintendo treats them, making them permanently part of the Nintendo family would be a good idea, specially since they have work in some sports games, so they can bring Nintendo some good Sports game.

Unless they can make Sonic good again, Nintendo shouldn't touch SEGA, simply negotiate with them, and buy Atlus from them.

Level 5 should also been bought, even if it simply is, to make sure that Yokai Watch, which seems to be the new big series in Japan, doesn't expand to other consoles, unless they can work something and only get the IP.



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Rockstar and Naughty Dog. Not only would this be huge, but it would greatly hurt Sony and Microsoft!

Square may be cheap right now as well. Not saying the other two are cheap, just that Square would be a good one to get as well.



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Fusioncode said:
awesomeabe1998 said:

Obviously, Nintendo lacks third party support on both the Wii U and 3ds. If Nintendo has around $11 billion in cash reserves why dont they go on a buying spree or just the aquisition of companies's IP's. There are so many companies they can buy, western and eastern. Ubisoft as a whole is only worth $1.34 billion. Square Enix is worth around $2 billion. Konami is worth around $3.5 billion. Capcom is worth around $1.2 billion. Take Two Interactive is worth only $2.05 billion. If Nintendo bought all of these companies I listed they would still have a billion dollars left (I am not saying they should buy all these but I am showing that they have enough to acquire at least two of these companies). Even Valve is only around $3 billion. (It is rumored to be worth more than EA GAMES which is at around $3 billion as well which is weird since Electroic Arts is worth $8-9 billion) 

Imagine if Nintendo were to acquire Capcom or Konami or Square Enix and Ubisoft or Take Two Interactive or even Valve. In my opinion Nintendo should acquire Square Enix and/or Capcom along with Ubisoft and Take Two interactive. That would come up to a total of approximately $4.6-6.6 billion. They do not even need to acquire all of the company but just enough to gain exclusives and extra features. Nintendo is missing huge oppurtunities by not buying third party companies.

Who do you think Nintendo should buy?

According to this they have 4.9b in cash reserves.

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=225291

Nope.  11.6b as of May 2013:

http://www.forbes.com/companies/nintendo/

Ninty's posted losses since then, but not that much.  




Rare and all their assets from Microsoft



It would be awesome if Nintendo bought up more of my favorite companies. Then I could constantly beg for every single game to be localized.



OneHappyGamer:) said:
Rare and all their assets from Microsoft


They lost all their talent though.