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Why they just dont buy Sony? The PS brand is stronger than ever.



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Uabit said:
Why they just dont buy Sony? The PS brand is stronger than ever.

Because, as stated above, it's not that simple.



                                                                                                                                            

LurkerJ said:
H.E.R. said:

Except a lot more people would be cheering for the product that costs $799 for no particular reason.

Nah, the Wii U is trash even when you slap an Apple logo on it. It will flop just like the iPad Pro and the Apple Watch. 

Never underestimate iSheep. Apple Watch still sold over 12 million last year. Not bad considering how useless wearable tech has been so far.

As for iPad Pro...yeah, it's been a flop. Still, Apple's done well overpricing all of their other products.



OdinHades said:
Nintendo can't be bought, no matter how much money you have. They hold more than 50 % of their shares themselves. And even if that wasn't the case, just watch the stock prices skyrocket when you even try to attempt such a thing. They are simply to big for something like this to happen.

That doesn't mean they can't be bought, only that they need to agree to it, meaning you'd have to pay way above market value for them.



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CosmicSex said:
RolStoppable said:
Apple should buy Sony. They can afford it.

They would be better served buying Microsoft... yes they can afford that too.  And then the PC/Mac situation would get interesting.  There has been no real competiotion in the PC arena ever since Microsoft took over.  We need some REAL competition in this market. 

Does the US not have any anti-monopoly laws or anything?

I know here in Europe if they tried that they'd get shut down fast. Even if they're US companies I expect Europe would make them keep the European divisions separate and prevent a full buyout still.



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Uabit said:
Why they just dont buy Sony? The PS brand is stronger than ever.

Sony has a lot of extra baggage that Apple doesn't need if they just wanted to enter the living room, and like you said, they're stronger than ever so Sony selling a profitable part of the company isn't gonna happen. Nintendo though, they have IPs that are worth more than SCE's GT or Uncharted and which could work well in a mobile environment, besides Nintendo's hardware business is on the line, not just home consoles, everything hinges on the success of the NX.

 



It would be a bit odd, because Apple makes a lot of money from the App Store already in the gaming market



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H.E.R. said:
LurkerJ said:

Nah, the Wii U is trash even when you slap an Apple logo on it. It will flop just like the iPad Pro and the Apple Watch. 

Never underestimate iSheep. Apple Watch still sold over 12 million last year. Not bad considering how useless wearable tech has been so far.

As for iPad Pro...yeah, it's been a flop. Still, Apple's done well overpricing all of their other products.

"the iPad Pro flopped and the iPad sales are in continuous decline but that doesn't scream sheep mentality but I am just gonna ignore that fact so that I can make the point of Apple products being celebrated for no particular reason" .... basically.

As for the Apple Watch, it's wildy regarded as a relative flop, some random report will not change that. But let's talk about smartwatches... Smartwatches of today will not sell based on their smart capabilities, maybe in the future, but for now, people buy them for the same reason they bought watches in the past; fashionability. Thankfully, the Apple Watch looks elegant and Apple has done a great covering a wide range of consumers' taste. So being a useless tech shouldn't stop it from attracting buyers. With that said, the "12 million" figure remains an unproven estimate like many other published estimates predicting the sales of the Apple Watch. Hopefully, the number is true because I like seeing Apple's success pissing people off



thekitchensink said:
Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo once. Didn't go well for them.

They also tried to be Sony's partner and when Sony refused they joined the industry to stand in their way.



S.T.A.G.E. said:
thekitchensink said:
Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo once. Didn't go well for them.

They also tried to be Sony's partner and when Sony refused they joined the industry to stand in their way.

Doesn't look like that's done much, either