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Will we see MS buying Nintendo in the Future?

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Microsoft could give 2 shits about gamers. Nintendo would be dismantled under Microsoft and what they would put would be a shell of their former selves.



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They are strong very traditional Japanese corporation with very long roots, I just don't see that like possibilite.



MS really doesn't have the money anyway.

Nintendo's market cap right now is like 55 billion. But you can't buy a company just for the market cap, they would have to overpay by a large amount to get shareholders to budge on selling, especially since Nintendo has a hot product in Switch right now.

So you're talking more like 75 billion .... MS has about 125 billion in cash, but that would eat up more than half their cash reserve.

That would be a monumentally stupid purchase, they kill their cash hoarde just to have more .... video games.

Nadella (MS CEO) and all the board of directors would be fired for such a grossly irresponsible move. 



Not a snowballs chance in hell.



super_etecoon said:
Cubedramirez said:
As long as families have children Nintendo will never be bought out.

30 somethings are probably Nintendo's best demographic.

You're right. I am in my early 30's with a family of five and I buy a crap ton of Nintendo products for the family. 

And by family I mean me and the kids are allowed to play it only when I bring the switch home...



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Qwark said:
If MS is going to buy anything it's going to be PS and give them a home on W10 store to rival with Steam.

Sony is way more expensive than Nintendo and comes with a huge debt. I'm not sure that is wise. xD



Nem said:
Qwark said:
If MS is going to buy anything it's going to be PS and give them a home on W10 store to rival with Steam.

Sony is way more expensive than Nintendo and comes with a huge debt. I'm not sure that is wise. xD

MS could only buy the PS division from Sony though. Microsoft doesn't need any other division from Sony.



Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

I feel like Nintendo buying Microsoft's Xbox division is more likely than that lol.



Qwark said:
Nem said:

Sony is way more expensive than Nintendo and comes with a huge debt. I'm not sure that is wise. xD

MS could only buy the PS division from Sony though. Microsoft doesn't need any other division from Sony.

I don't think that is doable unless Sony was willing to sell. And why would they sell their biggest grossing division? 

So, the only options, pretty much like with Nintendo is a hostile takeover of the whole thing.

 

But instead of buying each other... Maybe Microsoft and Nintendo could work together? That would be good for the companies and for us consumers.



You just went from A to B to, well, X.

Cross platform play on 1 game will lead to a corporate purchase?



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