Microsoft could buy Sony and SE the next day, what's your point? lol
I like how you actually pointed out that all the TIMED exclusivity making your point pretty useless lol
I'm obviously not meaning in the same way Sony is, but Square has been bringing a lot of unexpected games to Game Pass, which is great to see a partnership in some capacity. It's pretty awesome seeing Xbox embracing more of the Japanese market.
That you know nothing about mergers and acquisitions.
MS could never buy Sony. Not only would Sony never agree but the JP government would bar it as well. Sony is JP's 3rd biggest company and could soon be 2nd, and has a crucial spot in numerous restricted industries (chips, tech, finance).
LMAO the fact is Sony and Square are closer than they have ever been bar PS1/2 days. They have both agreed on exclusivity on nearly all their JP AAA titles.
Not only that but Xbox misses out on a ton of Square games:
- Secret of Mana
- Trials of Mana
- DQ builders
- DQ Heroes
- Babylons Falls
- SaGa Frontier
- FF Chronicles
- Star Ocean First departure
- The Last Remnant
- Chocobo Mystery Dungeon
- Left Alive
- SaGa Scarlet Grace
Its actually worse. Square does not release their games on Xbox unless MS pays them for it, and even then its only on gamepass.
I repeat, MS now needs to pay Square to release multiplat games on Xbox.
Sometimes acquisitions take place just to make sure a competitor can't buy the company out from under you. In a case like that, it could make sense for Sony to buy Square Enix. But, I doubt we'll see Sony making an acquisition of that size. It wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft did it though.
Sony plans to spend $18B on strategic investments in 3 years. SE has a marketcap of $6B. You bet Sony is looking at acquisitions of that size.