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Microsoft shot themselves in foot with Minecraft, right?

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m_csquare said:

Mhmm. Everyone said activision was a fool when the company purchased candy crush franchise for 6b$. Look whos laughing now

Whoever at King sold the game, that is who is laughing, right? From what I can see the revenue per month has dropped below 40 million.



 

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m_csquare said:

Mhmm. Everyone said activision was a fool when the company purchased candy crush franchise for 6b$. Look whos laughing now

Oh wow! 



Pocky Lover Boy! 

I still think Minecraft was purchased to make Microsoft gaming software look better on paper for investors, but that's just a theory. It is a super hot game, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised at it losing its independence. Notch turned a cash cow into a goldmine and it's still seems to be working out for MS so far.

I know a lot of people would have rather seen that money go into Xbox first party software, but this purchase seems to be in line with the direction MS wants to go in the future with service based games.



Magic word: Minecraft 2.0. - Timed Xbox One Exclusive. Watch millions go spastic, the game is like crack for kids. It's nuts!



I'm sure they bought it for the long run, but yeah they need a couple of insanely successful titles in order to make it worth it.



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Farsala said:
Minecraft is easily making them profit, if the game starts doing badly then they could resell it.

A hedgehog fell into a pit and can't get out of it. And then he said that if he did not get out in five minutes, then he would go home for a ladder.



S.T.A.G.E. said:
busbfran said:

 

Microsoft - 90 Million // Sony - 17 Million 

He's right though. WIndows is in pretty much every PC. If it werent for apple they would have a monopoly. Its not like they havent been taken to court before.

And GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, OpenBSD, Google Chrome OS, RISC OS, MINIX, GNU/Hurd, Haiku...
Windows does have competition, and it could fall to them some day.



You're quite literally talking about one of the best-selling games of all time, still going quite strong in that respect after MS purchase, with some very effective merchandising. Not "shot in the foot" by a long shot; however, I would say not investing that 2.5 bil, or even half that, on making new studios MIGHT have been a less beneficial business decision for them in the long run. Just think of another Halo-level gold mine they could be possibly missing out on.



Nope.  They haven't even begun to tap that money tree.  



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coolbeans said:
You're quite literally talking about one of the best-selling games of all time, still going quite strong in that respect after MS purchase, with some very effective merchandising. Not "shot in the foot" by a long shot; however, I would say not investing that 2.5 bil, or even half that, on making new studios MIGHT have been a less beneficial business decision for them in the long run. Just think of another Halo-level gold mine they could be possibly missing out on.

You act like they only have 3b to spend..