I fail to see why any of the first parties would ever waste their money buying an entire publisher like this, and it's even more mind boggling to think that some gamers were actually rooting for such a thing. Buying individual studios to encorporate into a first party brand is one thing, but a publisher like take two already has the means and the infrastructure to put out games however they want. Sony buying them whole would, on top of the insane upfront expense, just result in a bunch of redundant positions and departments that would need "restructuring". Add to that the fact that all of take two's games already release on Playstation consoles and they'd basically be paying multiplied billions of dollars just to keep the games off other platforms. It'd be like the most expensive moneyhat in history. Stupid.